Motor Vehicle Crashes

Car Accidents, Trucking Accidents, & Motorcycle Accidents

Traffic accidents are a common occurrence.  There are thousands of accidents on the highways of this country every day, often resulting in injuries and financial loss.  If you have sustained injuries in an accident that was not your fault, you have rights under North Carolina law to recover your where you have been damaged.  Damages might include medical bills and wage loss, which are easily calculable losses. Less specific damages might include compensation for your pain and suffering, the loss of your enjoyment, and under certain circumstances, other damages meant to punish the driver that caused the collision.

North Carolina is a “contributory negligence” state.  The term contributory negligence describes how much fault, if any, that you contributed to the accident, or to the exacerbation of your own injuries.  The contributory negligence laws in North Carolina could bar you from recovering any portion of your damages. Insurance companies know this. Whether you were in any way negligent, insurance companies have no interest in making you whole.  Their settlement offers will be minimal. The advantage insurance companies have is exponentially increased without an attorney to fight for your rights. If you’ve been injured in an automobile crash in North Carolina, acquire the guidance and skill of a lawyer experienced in personal injury law and auto accidents.

At DeMent Askew & Johnson, our automobile accident attorneys handle all sorts of on-the-road accidents, including:

  • Drunk Driver Crashes
  • Tractor-Trailer Collisions
  • Leaving the Scene, or “Hit-and-Run” Crashes
  • Failed or Defective Airbags
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Wrecks
  • Texting While Driving Crashes
  • Head-on or Rear-end Collisions
  • Failure to Yield Crashes

Motor vehicle accidents can cause long-lasting injuries.  People injured in the most serious crashes may also have future medical expenses and future lost wages.  In the event of an accident with fatalities, you may have a claim for the wrongful death of a loved one under the North Carolina Wrongful Death Act.

At DeMent Askew & Johnson, our personal injury team has decades of experience representing people injured in traffic crashes.  We maintain vital relationships with a range of experts who help maximize your recovery, including but not limited to various medical experts, accident reconstructionists, experts within law enforcement, and economic and vocational experts.  We have the knowledge, skill, and experience to make sure your rights are protected and that you are adequately compensated for your losses. Consultations are cost and risk-free. Call us today at 919-833-5555.


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333 Fayetteville Street, #1513
Raleigh, NC 27601-2950


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October 14, 2016

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In a unanimous opinion filed on December 18, 2018, a three-judge Court of Appeals panel affirmed the $6.12 Million Dollar jury verdict Mr. Johnson and associate Chynna Smith won on behalf of their client, a former state firearms examiner, Beth Desmond, in her libel case against the Raleigh News & Observer and reporter Mandy Locke.…

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