Many people enjoy the independence of driving their cars every day. They typically feel safe and instinctively trust other drivers on the road, until an accident happens. The emotional and physical shock of being struck by another vehicle is jarring to anyone’s peace of mind. If that isn’t difficult enough, plenty of these accidents result in injuries, and some can be debilitating and life changing.
If you or someone in your family has been hurt in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you probably feel overwhelmed by the tedious process of filing an insurance claim while trying to recover from the trauma and injuries. It is strongly advised that you hire a lawyer to represent you in your car accident claim as soon as possible.
This is where an experienced Monroe car accident lawyer from DeMayo Law Offices comes in. We do the work of making sure the person responsible for harming you is held accountable for their actions. You can focus on healing while we handle your claim and fight to get the full compensation that is owed to you. DeMayo Law Offices, Your North Carolina Law Firm™, have obtained over $1,000,000,000.00 (One Billion Dollars) in judgments and settlements for our clients, including many who were injured in car accidents. Don’t hesitate to contact us, so we can discuss your situation today and get to work on your claim.
How a DeMayo Law Offices Lawyer Can Help You After Being Injured in Car Accident
Dealing with insurance companies is always part of the aftermath of a car accident, and it can be complicated. You may feel confused if they make you a settlement offer that you’re not sure is fair or if they attempt to deny that the other driver was at fault. You shouldn’t try to handle the claim by yourself.
An experienced lawyer from DeMayo Law Offices has the knowledge and experience to determine what the maximum value of your claim is and to negotiate for that compensation with the insurance company. When you hire our law firm, you leave these responsibilities to us:
Investigating the accident
Collecting evidence to prove your case
Communicating and negotiating with the insurance company
Consulting with medical experts to assess the consequences of your injuries
Calculating your costs and financial losses from the accident
Filing of a lawsuit and handling litigation if a reasonable settlement is not offered
When DeMayo Law Offices handles your claim, you can be confident your rights are protected and that no one will take advantage of you.
Car Accident Cases DeMayo Law Offices, Handles
Car accidents happen every day under numerous circumstances, and the vast majority of them are the result of human error. DeMayo Law Offices, Your North Carolina Law Firm™, has extensive experience with all types of accidents, but these are the more common crash scenarios we see:
Hit and Run Accidents: An accident is considered a hit and run when a driver fails to stop or flees the scene of the accident without identifying themselves. Even when these drivers cannot be located, we can still pursue compensation for you through your own car insurance policy.
Drunk Driver Accidents:It is against the law to drive with too much alcohol in your system because it reduces brain function. It impairs thought, reason, and muscle coordination. Drunk driving causes serious accidents daily, including thousands of fatalities every year throughout the United States.
Drugged Driver Accidents: Just like alcohol, driving under the influence of a drug is illegal because of its effects on the brain. This includes opioids, marijuana, methamphetamines, or any other impairing drug, whether it is legal, illegal, prescribed, or over-the-counter. The number of drug-impaired drivers getting behind the wheel is a growing threat due to factors such as the opioid epidemic and the expansion of legalized marijuana.
Distracted Driving/Texting and Driving: The use of phones and other technology devices while driving has been on the rise in recent years, providing more opportunities for distraction. People get preoccupied with multi-tasking and fail to focus on what’s happening outside their car. Distracted driving accidents are common on North Carolina roadways.
Rear-End Collisions: One of the most common types of traffic accidents, we regularly have clients who are involved in rear-end collisions. These happen when a vehicle strikes the back of the car in front of it. These are typically caused by driver inattention, panic stops, tailgating, or diminished traction. Rear-end collisions often cause injuries, even when they occur at slow speeds.
Speeding Accidents: Speeding is one of the main contributors to traffic accidents. When drivers go faster than the legal limit, the control they have over their vehicle is reduced and there is a higher risk of an accident. Typically, the higher the speed of a motor vehicle at the time of the crash, the more severe the resulting injuries will be. It could even result in wrongful death.
Accident with Underinsured/Uninsured Drivers: The point of car insurance is to have coverage to pay for property damage and personal injuries that arise from an accident. If the person who causes the accident does not have insurance or their insurance is not sufficient for all the damages, you will need to file an uninsured or underinsured claim with your own insurance company. This can be a tricky process, so it’s advisable to have a skilled attorney handle it.
Accidents Caused by Road Defects: Other drivers are not the only source of car accidents. Hazards such as potholes, malfunctioning traffic lights, obscured road signs, or faulty road surfaces can all cause a vehicle to crash. In these cases, the city, county, state, or other government entity is usually the responsible party, so it is a different type of claim. A lawyer who is familiar with these situations can prove the government either knew or should have known about the dangerous road condition.
Accidents Caused by Vehicle/Mechanical Defects: Despite safety standards for manufacturing vehicles, mechanical defects that cause accidents still occur in many makes and models. When injuries result from a mechanical failure, it is possible to file a claim against the company that designed and manufactured the vehicle.
How We Pursue Compensation for Your Injuries
Once you have been injured in a car accident, the expenses start piling up. When someone else causes the accident, they should bear the responsibility for these costs. The Monroe car accident attorneys at DeMayo Law Offices fight hard to seek justice for all of our clients. Our goal is to assist car accident victims in recovering from injuries sustained due to someone else’s negligence.
We can pursue compensation from the at-fault party for a variety of expenses, such as:
Medical bills – The initial doctor, hospital, medication, and related bills for medical treatment.
Future medical bills – Your injuries may require ongoing or future care, such as physical or occupational therapy, medication, or additional surgery.
Loss of current and future wages – Car accident injuries often keep you home from work while you recover or may even prevent you from returning to your job.
Pain & Suffering – Damages can be awarded to compensate for the emotional distress you have endured from the accident and your injuries.
The amount of compensation that can be recovered differs with every claim because they all have unique circumstances. At DeMayo Law Offices, Your North Carolina Law Firm™, we thoroughly evaluate each car accident case to ensure we have uncovered every opportunity for maximum reimbursement to our clients.
FAQs You May Have About Hiring a Monroe Car Accident Lawyer
While the best way to have all of your questions answered is to schedule a free consultation with our law firm, here are some brief answers to common topics on the minds of people considering hiring a lawyer.
If I hire a lawyer, does that mean I have to go to court?
Most car accident claims are settled without filing a lawsuit, but there is always the possibility of going to court. Either way, DeMayo Law Offices lawyers are equipped to proceed with your case, doing whatever is in your best interest.
I didn’t seek legal help right after my accident. How long do I have to file an injury claim?
The statute of limitations in North Carolina for personal injury claims is three years from the date the injury occurs, although it is preferable to seek legal help promptly.
How long will my personal injury case take?
Unfortunately, there is no simple way to answer this. Some cases settle easily, but others require more time to negotiate. An experienced car accident attorney can determine exactly how much your claim is worth and knows how to deal with insurance companies to progress the settlement without delay.
How much will my lawyer cost?
At DeMayo Law Offices, our clients have access to professional legal services without paying any initial fees. We cover all the upfront costs until we win your case. If you are not awarded any damages, you owe us nothing. If we successfully obtain compensation for you, our fee will be taken from that amount.
DeMayo Law Offices, Is Ready to Help You Today
If you or a family member has been injured by another motorist in Monroe or the surrounding area, the car accident lawyers of DeMayo Law Offices, Your North Carolina Law Firm™, are here for you. We have been helping people get the compensation they deserve since 1992 and we will put that experience to work for you.
Settlement for wrongful death of husband and negligent infliction of emotional distress of wife when husband was killed by falling merchandise at a local warehouse. Client was pronounced dead approximately… Read More
Automobile Accident/DWI/Dram Shop/Social Host Liability/Wrongful Death
Settlements and judgments for two clients who were killed by a drunk driver going the wrong way and hitting the clients’ vehicle head on (Mecklenburg, 2009). Read More
Confidential – Negligent Supervision
Settlement during litigation and prior to trial for a young female client who was seriously injured and paralyzed from the waist down from falling while doing a backbend unsupervised at… Read More
Confidential – Personal Injury
Settlement with multiple defendants for a client (2013). Read More
Settlement for a client who received a serious head injury as well as fractured legs when he was struck by a truck while standing next to his disabled vehicle (Kanawha… Read More
Settlement after litigation and mediation for a client who was a passenger on a bus when the bus driver fell asleep and caused the bus to collide with a tractor-trailer… Read More
Confidential – Truck Unloading
Settlement for a client who was seriously injured when helping a co-worker unload his truck trailer. When client opened the trailer’s door, the load spilled out, knocking client to the… Read More
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Settled at mediation for a client who sustained a partial hand amputation from a crush injury and who developed sever psychological conditions (Catawba County, 2022). Read More
Settled at mediation for a client who sustained multiple crush injuries from a scissor lift malfunctioning and flipping over onto the worker (Mecklenburg County, 2019). Read More
Workers’ Compensation – Two Separate Injuries
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Settled at mediation for a client who had a leg run over by a forklift resulting in partial leg amputation (Lincoln County, 2021). Read More
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Settled at mediation for a client who fell off a roof and sustained spinal paralysis. The Workers’ Comp claim was denied by the carrier and employer (Mecklenburg County, 2018). Read More
Settled at mediation for a client who fell off a roof and sustained a traumatic brain injury and various orthopedic injuries (Mecklenburg County, 2019). Read More