Even where there are specific rules, such as traffic laws, or construction safety codes, violation of those rules in Washington may only be considered by a jury as “evidence of negligence.” Ultimately, it is up to the jury to determine whether a defendant exercised “reasonable care.” Too many uninsured drivers are out there for you to for you to gamble by having inadequate coverage. Even if the other driver offers to take care of your damages himself, you should always call the police.Read More
North Carolina Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
As soon as you contact a qualified lawyer the better. We will be delighted to help you, so call us or schedule a call back to set up a free consultation today!
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Top Lawyers Serving North Carolina
- Celeste M. Harris
- Joseph P. Tunstall, III
- Charles R. Hardee
- James J. (Jay) Mills
- John M. McCabe
- Jon R. Moore
- L. T. Baker
- Charles G. Monnett, III
- F. William DeVore, IV
- Fred W. DeVore, III
- Ryan T. Smith
- Wade E. Byrd
Celeste M. Harris
Attorney Celeste M. Harris is a partner of Maynard & Harris Attorneys at Law, PLLC, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A personal injury attorney, she is board-certified as a specialist in workers compensation by the North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization. She is also certified to mediate cases by the Dispute Resolution Commission of North Carolina.Ms. Harris devotes her practice to representing individuals who have suffered injury due to the negligence of others. In particular, she helps employees who have suffered job related injuries recover benefits for their medical bills and lost wages. She also represents individuals needing Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.Among her many legal affiliations and service on law-related and local advisory boards, Ms. Harris currently maintains active memberships in the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group. An important aspect of her work is helping serve the needs of individuals through Legal Aid of North Carolina, where she served as Chair of the Board of Directors from 2010 - 2012. She currently serves on the Pro Bono Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association.Ms. Harris received her law degree from St. Louis University School of Law in 1991. She is licensed to practice law in the state courts in North Carolina and before the U.S. District Court of North Carolina, Western District.
514 South Stratford Road, Suite 321,, WINSTON SALEM NC 27103
Joseph P. Tunstall, III
Attorney Joseph P. Tunstall, III has tried numerous civil cases including trial and appeal of personal injury cases, Social Security Disability claims, and workers compensation claims. He has handled cases in every level of state court, including the North Carolina Supreme Court and federal court.Partner in the firm OMalley Tunstall, PLLC, Mr. Tunstall joined the firm in 2000 and became partner in 2006. He practices out of the firms two offices, located in Tarboro and Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Tunstall is an active member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers. He received his law degree from Wake Forest University.
Charles R. Hardee
Charles R. Hardee is a personal injury attorney with Hardee & Hardee, LLP, and has almost four decades of experience. As he represents the people of Pitt County and Greenville, North Carolina, and the rest of eastern North Carolina, he handles cases related to trucking accidents, premises liability, auto accidents, wrongful death and workers compensation.Admitted to practice in North Carolina state courts and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Mr. Hardee has spent his entire career protecting the rights of the injured. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Hardee is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Board of Trial Advocates, and he is also a former member of the Campbell Law Review. He is currently also a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Pitt County Bar Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the North Carolina State Bar, where he is also the State Bar Councilor for the Judicial District 3A.In addition to being a mediator certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, Mr. Hardee is a court-ordered arbitrator in North Carolina. He is one of two attorneys who handle litigated cases at the firm.With a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earned in 1978, Mr. Hardee attended Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1981. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
202 East Arlington Boulevard, Suite W,, Greenville NC 27858
James J. (Jay) Mills
Jay is a litigator. He focuses his practice on two areas of the law: (1) serious personal injury claims; and (2) estate dispute claims. Jay has represented victims and their families in wrongful death claims, automobile accident claims, bike accident claims, airplane crash claims, product liability claims, medical malpractice claims, and a host of other serious personal injury claims. He has been plaintiffs counsel in numerous 6 and 7-figure settlements and verdicts.With respect to his estate dispute practice, Jay has filed and defended a number of will caveat proceedings, as well as claims relating to breaches of fiduciary duties, financial fraud, misappropriation of funds, and interference with prospective inheritances and life insurance benefits. He also works with families and individuals in an effort to resolve estate-related claims without having to file suit. He is an inaugural member of the North Carolina Bar Associations Fiduciary Litigation Committee.Jay has taken several cases to jury trial, and handles all aspects of litigation - from pre-suit negotiations through appeal, when necessary. He handles some claims on a contingency-fee basis (meaning he is paid only if he is able to recover money for his clients), and other claims on an hourly basis or flat fee arrangement. Jay works with each of his clients at the outset to ensure that an appropriate fee arrangement is agreed upon and followed on each file.Jay graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wake Forest University in 1998. He finished his undergraduate studies a full semester early. After college, he received his law degree from the University of North Carolina School Of Law in 2002. During law school he received the Gressman-Pollit Award for outstanding oral advocacy, was invited to join the North Carolina Law Review, was a member of the Holderness Moot Court team, and was a founding member of the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology. As a result of his accomplishments at UNC, he graduated law school With Honors.After law school, Jay moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and began his legal career with Troutman Sanders LLP - one of the largest law firms in the country. He has been named a Rising Star in Litigation by Law and Politics and Atlanta Magazine - an honor achieved each year by less than three percent of Georgia attorneys under the age of forty. While in Atlanta, Jay represented several large corporations, including Georgia Power, Wachovia Bank, CNN, Carmike Cinemas, and others. He also represented a number of individual clients, largely on a pro-bono basis, and was recognized by Troutman Sanders for excellence in pro-bono advocacy several times.In 2007, Jay moved to Raleigh and joined Burns, Day & Presnell, P.A. where he is now a Partner. Jay is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in North Carolina and Georgia, and also has been admitted to practice in both the Fourth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
John M. McCabe
John M. McCabe has dedicated his legal career to seeking justice for those who have been injured by the negligence of others. His firm, John M. McCabe Law Offices PA, in Cary, North Carolina, represents clients hurt in a range of situations, including car accidents, work-related incidents, truck collisions, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, defective products and slip-and-fall accidents.Mr. McCabe earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and his law degree from Campbell University School of Law. After graduating with honors from law school, he initially worked for a law firm that defended claims filed by insured individuals.After learning how insurance companies and large businesses attempt to use the legal system to maximize their profits, Mr. McCabe began to represent accident victims. In 1995, he changed firms and has since sought compensation on behalf of injured clients throughout the country.Known for a strong work ethic and attention to detail, Mr. McCabe has participated in ground-breaking lawsuits. In 2000, he took on a case involving a mother and daughter who were hurt in a head-on collision with a Department of Transportation pickup truck. He successfully challenged North Carolinas recovery cap for victims injured by the state. This case brought about a change in law that increased the cap from $150,000 to $500,000.Recognized for his dedication to professional excellence, John McCabe has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a platinum member of the Verdict Club, an elite group of litigators who have achieved verdicts or settlements in excess of $1 million. Further, Mr. McCabe has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America and Top 100 Trial Lawyers in North Carolina.Mr. McCabe is licensed to practice in all North Carolina federal and state courts, and he is an active member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Association for Justice. He shares his legal knowledge and experience by teaching legal concepts and advocacy skills to other lawyers and law students, as well as publishing written articles. AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Jon R. Moore
Mr. Moore graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, and has represented injured invidividuals and workers since his admission to the North Carolina bar in 2002. He has been successful in representing clients at multiple civil trials and also in workers compensation hearings before the North Carolina Industrial Commission. His civil trial experience includes automobile liability claims, premises liability claims, and medical negligence claims. Mr. Moore is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice where he serves on the amicus curiae committee, and a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, where he serves on the Litigation Section Council. Prior to his admission to the North Carolina Bar, Mr. Moore was admitted to practice law in the State of Missouri, where he currently maintains an active license.
L. T. Baker
Partner and founder at Law Offices of L. T. Baker, P.A. Lucas T. Baker represents those in Western North Carolina who have been injured by the negligence of another. The lead attorney in the personal injury section of the practice, Mr. Baker handles cases of medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, and nursing home abuse and neglect. He also handles civil litigation matters when they arise for clients.Fluent in Spanish and English, Mr. Baker spends much of his time helping others as he works with The Concord Rotary Club, the board of directors of The Community Free Clinic, the Boy Scout Troop 3 and the Cabarrus Arts Councils board of directors. He is also a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, the Judicial District 19A Bar, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the American Association for Justice. He was awarded the Southern Business Leader Top Entrepreneur Award in 2012.Mr. Baker earned his Bachelor of Science in fine and applied arts from Appalachian State University, graduating cum laude with a major in applied communication and a minor in general business. Moving on to the Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, he graduated cum laude and fourth in his graduating class when he earned his Juris Doctor. During his time at law school, he was also managing editor for the Campbell Law Review.Bar admissions include all North Carolina state courts, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina. He has honed his skills as both a litigator and a trial lawyer with his past employment experience and passes those skills on to his clients with every case.
Charles G. Monnett, III
Charles G. Monnett, III, is the founder of Charles G. Monnett III & Associates and has over three decades of experience representing the people of North Carolina in legal matters related to personal injury. Admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, his reputation is one of tenacity and integrity, both in the courtroom and out.A member of the North Carolina State Bar, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, The Belli Society, the Pound Civil Justice Institute and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Mr. Monnett is widely known for his knowledge of traumatic brain injuries and medical malpractice. For the American Association of Justice, he has served as chair, chair-elect, treasurer and on the executive committee of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group.At Appalachian State University in 1980, he earned a Bachelor of Arts before moving on to the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he obtained a Juris Doctor in 1983. He is also a member, past president and on the board of governors for the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Other professional organizations that count Mr. Monnett as a member include the North Carolina Bar Association, the Mecklenburg County Bar Association and the Mecklenburg County Trial Lawyers Association.Mr. Monnett was the inaugural recipient of the Randy Evans Advocacy Award from the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina in 1999. Recently, he secured a verdict of $13 million for a child with neurological damage from a missed diagnosis and a $2.25 million settlement for a police shooting death.
F. William DeVore, IV
F. William DeVore, IV is an attorney at DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A. in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. DeVore dedicates his practice to areas of law, including condemnation, construction law, estate planning, premises liability, personal injury, real estate, wrongful death and more. He represents a diverse range of clients throughout the Charlotte area, also assisting clients in traffic ticket cases in Gaston, Mecklenburg and Union counties.Mr. DeVore is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a bachelors degree in journalism. He went on to obtain his law degree from Elon University School of Law, located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Before joining his fathers practice at DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A. he gained valuable legal experience by working for two other private firms.Throughout his career, Mr. DeVores dedication to the issues of his clients has led to verdicts and settlements of million- and multimillion-dollar figures. His ability to navigate such large cases stems from his experience at both the state court and appellate levels, and is admitted to practice in all North Carolina state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.Outside of his law practice, Mr. DeVore enjoys being actively involved in his local legal and professional communities. He is involved with several organizations including the North Carolina-based Mecklenburg County Bar and the North Carolina State Bar and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of The Chief Justice William H. Bobbitt American Inn of Court.
Fred W. DeVore, III
Fred W. DeVore III is a managing partner of the law firm of DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A. in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fred has a legal practice focused on civil litigation in the areas of catastrophic injury, wrongful death, construction litigation, insurance bad faith, contract litigation and condemnation law. Fred was selected for inclusion in North Carolina Top Lawyers since 2007 and is currently rated as one of the top 25 attorneys in Charlotte and in the top 100 in North Carolina.Mr. DeVore has litigated more than 70 appellate cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, North Carolina Supreme Court and the United States Fourth Circuit and is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court.Fred has obtained multi-million dollars verdicts in several high profile cases and is a frequent lecturer on trial tactics and the use of demonstrative evidence n the courtroom and at mediation.Having served on the Mecklenburg County Bar Grievance Committee for many years as both a member and the chairman, he currently serves on the Disciplinary Hearing Commission for the North Carolina State Bar. He is also on the Executive Board of Directors for the Mecklenburg County Bar.Fred has an undergraduate and masters degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and graduated from Wake Forest Law School in 1982. He practices with Bill Acton, Troy Stafford, Will DeVore and Derek Adler.You may read more about Fred at https://www.devact.com/firm-overview/attorneys/fred-w-devore-iii/,
Ryan T. Smith
Defending people against criminal charges and advocating for them in personal injury matters is what Ryan T. Smith does best. He is the managing attorney at RTS Law Group in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since being licensed to practice in the state, he has repeatedly helped clients reach their goals through effective and efficient representation.In his criminal law practice, especially in DUI cases, Mr. Smith is known for securing case dismissals and not-guilty verdicts. As a member of groups such as the North Carolina Bar Association and the Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, he has access to invaluable tools and resources. He knows how to pick apart the prosecution and illustrate items such as procedural mistakes and illegal searches.For his outstanding track record, Mr. Smith has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40; he holds an Avvo Superbrating; and Business North Carolina named him a Legal Elite.Even more important than the recognition from the legal community is the praise he garners from clients and peers. Mr. Smith is highly regarded for his professionalism, discretion and compassion for whatever situation clients find themselves in. He believes that everyone deserves quality representation, and he works with people to find solutions that are mindful of their time and money.After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration and graduating magna cum laude from Marshall University in 2003, Mr. Smith received a Juris Doctor in 2007 from the West Virginia University College of Law. While there, he was a member of the schools law review.When he is not with clients, Mr. Smith shares his knowledge with others both through speaking engagements and in published articles.
Wade E. Byrd
The principal attorney at his own firm in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Wade E. Byrd provides skilled representation to clients throughout the state. Focusing his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, he assists those who have suffered harm by the negligence of other people or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Byrd has extensive experience in include medical malpractice, premises liability, defective products, motor vehicle collisions and other similar matters. , Mr. Byrd has been quite successful in obtaining high-dollar settlements and jury awards for his clients. In one instance, a client who was left a quadriplegic as a result of hospital negligence received a $15 million settlement while, in another, a jury awarded $3.5 million to the family of an infant who had suffered permanent brain damage. These and other outcomes have caught the attention of Mr. Byrds fellow professionals. He has been awarded an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Byrd holds his legal degree from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he served on the Moot Court before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1973. Before entering private practice in 1977, he worked for the Cumberland County District Attorneys Office in Fayetteville, where he was first an assistant district attorney and then the senior trial assistant. Admitted to practice before all North Carolina state courts, Mr. Byrd is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and several other legal organizations. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
232 Person Street, PO Drawer 2797,, Fayetteville NC 28302