Welcome to DeMayo Law
Welcome to DeMayo Law
The DeMayo law offices are proud of our successful outcomes on behalf of our clients in various legal matters, including personal injury, automobile accidents, wrongful death claims, workers’ compensation, social security disability, and nursing home negligence.
We understand how traumatizing it can be to suffer an injury. It can wreak havoc on your life and cause significant financial strain. Whether you were hurt in a car wreck, injured by a defective product, or harmed on someone’s property, we have the experience, knowledge, and skill to stay by your side and deliver you justice.
We will help you understand your legal options and the strength of your potential claim.
We will meticulously investigate your car accident to prove fault and develop a solid case for maximum compensation.
We will research and take into account all of your damages or losses to help you understand the full potential value of your personal injury claim.
We will ensure every document is properly filed and every deadline is met so your case always moves forward.
We will guide you through every step of your case with a comprehensive understanding of the law in order to educate you on what you should or shouldn’t do to maximize your chances of receiving full financial recovery.
We will negotiate capably and assertively with the insurance company to fight for the full compensation you deserve.
We will always be prepared to take your case to court if the insurance company fails to offer you fair compensation.
Injuries sustained in a personal injury accident can vary in severity. Even if you recovered after a few weeks, you deserve financial compensation from the at-fault party for your losses and the expenses you incurred.
If you sustain an injury, you could be confronted with an endless pile of medical bills and records, as well as lost earnings if you need to take a break from work or mounting costs due to property damage or physical harm. These expenses and losses are called damages. In most injury accidents, you will likely incur multiple types of damages. Damages fall under two main subcategories: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages refer to all the costs incurred as a result of the injury, such as: medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, property damage, and other out-of-pocket expenses resulting from the event.
Non-economic damages include the physical and emotional trauma experienced after an accident, such as: pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
Non-economic damages are often difficult for insurance adjusters to calculate. It’s entirely subjective. While pain might be excruciating to one person, it can be a minor inconvenience to another.
Insurance companies review factors like the ones listed below to determine a fair settlement amount to offer to the victim: fraud, malice, negligence, recklessness, and willful or wanton conduct.
All economic and non-economic damages listed above are available in insurance claims and lawsuits. However, there’s a third type, called punitive damages. Punitive damages aren’t intended to compensate the victim for their losses. Instead, they punish the at-fault party for their actions and aim to deter similar behavior in the future.
Punitive damages are a rare financial award a jury will only provide if you can prove that the defendant in your case is liable for economic and non-economic damages, and they acted with one of the following:
Does not include constructive fraud unless the intent is present
Ill will towards another person, causing intentional acts resulting in harm
Intentional and conscious disregard and indifference towards another person’s rights and safety
Failing to act with a reasonable level of care, resulting in harm
Consciously disregarding risks, resulting in harm
Most accident victims will begin by filing an insurance claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company to attempt to receive the maximum available settlement. If the insurance adjuster denies the claim or refuses to settle for a fair amount, the accident victim may then move forward with filing a civil lawsuit.
If you want to sue the negligent party for your injuries, you must adhere to a strict deadline, known as a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for most personal injury cases in North Carolina is three years. That means, barring an exception, you have three years from the accident date to sue; otherwise, you could lose your right to pursue financial compensation now and in the future.
Most personal injury lawsuits hinge on the legal theory of negligence. Negligence refers to one party’s failure to provide another a reasonable degree of care, leading to an injury. To base your case on negligence, you must show the following five elements existed at the time of your injury:
The overall objective is to collect the most food for the Second Harvest Food Bank which provides food for the homeless and families in need right here in Charlotte. There is a tremendous level of competition and gamesmanship, and it is always very entertaining to see which team can outdo the others. The winning team is rewarded for its efforts and wins an exclusive dinner with Michael A. DeMayo.
Arrive Alive ® is one of our firm’s signature community service programs developed to show teens the tragedies resulting from underage drinking and driving. Held in conjunction with our scholarship program, Arrive Alive ® has been presented nearly 100 times to more than 50 different high schools since its inception in 2003.
Arrive Alive ® is targeted at high school juniors and seniors who continuously face the decision of underage drinking and driving. Often the opportunity is more prevalent during celebrations such as spring break, prom, and graduation. Unfortunately, our office deals with alcohol-related accidents on almost a daily basis. It is our goal to prevent even one tragic accident from occurring with our program.
The annual Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship program is an exciting opportunity for local high school seniors to have a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship toward their college education.
The firm will be awarding a total of $37,500 in college scholarships to 15 high school seniors who reside and attend schools in counties served by DeMayo Law Offices, including Mecklenburg, Gaston, Catawba, Union (NC), Cabarrus, Cleveland, Lincoln, Rowan, Caldwell, Stanly, Iredell, Alexander, Burke, Robeson, Scotland, Richmond, Anson, Cumberland, York, Lancaster, Chester, Union (SC), Cherokee, Chesterfield, Marlboro, and Dillon.