Personal Injury

If you or a loved one has been injured or has been killed because of another person’s actions or, in some cases, failure to take action, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Whether your injury occurred in a car, on a boat, on someone else’s property, because of a defective product, or while you were working on the job, your injuries affect you personally, professionally, socially, and, perhaps most of all, financially.  The right personal injury lawyer can help abate the effects of injuries due to the actions or negligence of another.

If you have suffered this kind of injury, you may have the right to recover damages, including your medical bills and expenses, your lost wages, and damages for your loss of enjoyment of your life, or "pain and suffering". Depending on the permanence of your injuries you may require care and suffer damages for the rest of your life. Whatever the nature of your injuries, a skilled and experienced injury lawyer can evaluate your damages, both physically and financially, and can assure that your settlement is fair.  The personal injury team at DeMent Askew & Johnson includes a network of trusted advocates, medical professionals, and other experts to help ensure you fully recover all you have lost or may lose, personally and financially.

We have been representing injured people for decades and have successfully resolved thousands of cases for our clients in a wide and varied range of cases.  Our personal injury lawyers are adept at handling most every type of personal injury matter. Some of the types of personal injury cases we handle include but are not limited to the following:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents
  • Premises Liability (Slip and Fall, Animal Bites, Negligence)
  • Products Liability
  • Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Civil Action Arising from Work-Related Injury
  • Construction Injury
  • DWI Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents

When you are injured in a crash accident, the most important thing is your health.  Focus first on your treatment and getting better. Follow your doctors' instructions and continue to seek their care if your symptoms do not subside, if you hurt, or if complications ensue.  We understand the challenges serious injuries bring: the tangled web of liability insurance, property damage issues, health insurance coverage, employment matters arising from your injuries, medical costs and collections, rental car matters, and making ends meet while you are struggling to heal.  Our lawyers can take over these conversations for you; we collect and organize the necessary documentation; we help you understand the extent of your damages and make demands on your behalf.   We work to ensure all of these moving parts operate as seamlessly as possible and when reasonable expectations are not met, we are dauntless in our pursuit of maximum compensation for your damages through through the courts.

We are extensively experienced in acquiring fair compensation for victims in personal Injury lawsuits. We utilize tools like mediation and aggressive negotiation to settle your case without the necessity of trial when possible, but we are first and foremost trial attorneys with a reputation for being unafraid of taking a case to trial. We are passionate advocates ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.  Call us today for a free consultation at 919-833-5555.  


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


Man Moving from Georgia to West Virginia to be Closer to Family Hit by 18-Wheeler in North Carolina Receives $140,000.00 Settlement After Extensive Litigation

January 14, 2019

Mr. Johnson’s client was driving a Dodge pick-up truck northeasterly on the on-ramp for traffic exiting off of I-485 and onto I-77 north in Charlotte. He was in the process of moving from Georgia to West Virginia and was pulling a U-Haul trailer. He had a full load in the bed of his truck. One…

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Long-time Sales Associate at Plumbing and HVAC Supply Company Receives Confidential Settlement as a Result of Medical Malpractice

July 11, 2016

DeMent Askew & Johnson’s client was in his yard filling a birdfeeder with birdseed when he fell and twisted his left leg in an awkward position. He immediately heard a crack and saw that his left ankle was turned in an awkward position. His wife called 911. EMS arrived and transported him to a local…

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Nurse at Local Hospital Involved in Automobile Collision Receives $300,000.00 Settlement After Extensive Litigation

February 11, 2019

Mr. Johnson’s client was driving north on Capital Blvd., approaching the intersection with Wake Union Church Road. The Defendant was driving south on Capital Blvd in a large SUV owned by a local landscaping company. As our client approached the intersection, the traffic light for her direction of traffic was emitting a steady green light.…

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Single Mother on Her Way to Work Hit by Pick-Up Truck Running a Red Light Receives $122,500.00 Settlement Just Before Trial

September 14, 2015

DeMent Askew & Johnson’s client was driving south on Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh on her way to work. She was approaching the intersection with Centennial Parkway and was intending to travel straight through the intersection. At the same time, the Defendant was driving a large pick-up truck traveling in a northerly direction on Lake…

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Stroke Victim Resident of a Nursing Home that Was Raped by Co-Resident Receives Large Confidential Settlement

October 11, 2015

DeMent Askew’s client had suffered a stroke years ago. She could not speak as a result of the stroke, and she was also confined to a wheelchair. However, she was still very sharp mentally. She was residing in a nursing home because of her physical limitations. One day, a new resident appeared in the nursing…

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February 12, 2019

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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Estate of Elderly Mother of Three That Suffered Through Negligent Care at a Nursing Home Resulting in Death Receives Large Confidential Settlement

November 14, 2016

The deceased was a resident of a North Carolina nursing home. She had recently been sent to a local hospital for an unrelated illness and was recovering well from this prior illness. During this recovery period, she developed an ulcerous wound in and around her sacrum. The nursing home staff failed to timely detect the…

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Part-Time Student and Restaurant Worker Attacked by Two Pit Bulls While Mowing Grass Receives $101,000.00 Settlement After Extensive Litigation Including Separate Lawsuit Regarding Insurance Coverage

February 11, 2019

On a summer afternoon, Mr. Johnson’s client was mowing the lawn at the residence of a friend house in Raleigh. The property line running along the back of where he was mowing the lawn runs alongside and is adjacent to the back of the yard of a house which was being kept two Pit Bull…

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North Carolina Crime Lab Firearms Examiner Wins 9 Million Dollar Verdict in 3 ½ Week Long Libel Jury Trial Against the News and Observer

October 14, 2016

9 Million Dollar Verdict is Top Verdict in North Carolina for 2016 as Reported by Lawyers Weekly! Attorney: James Johnson, Dement Askew Date of Verdict: October 2016 In 2006, North Carolina expert firearms examiner Beth Desmond was asked to examine some bullet fragments and shell casings from a homicide crime scene. The incident occurred in…

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