Serving Eastern North Carolina Since 1981
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Founded on the traditional values of impeccable ethics & unwavering integrity. We base our every action on the philosophy that we should treat our clients as we would like to be treated.

  • Personal Injury Attorney in Morehead City, NC

An Established Morehead City Law Firm

The attorneys at Davis, Murrelle & Lyles, P.A. work together as a team to resolve your issues. We bring to your case close to a century of combined experience and the substantial insight and unique knowledge of each individual attorney.

Through our team approach we are able to provide you with fully integrated legal solutions with a multidisciplinary perspective. Edward L. Murrelle has over 50 years of experience and was a research assistant for the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Mr. Murrelle also is a former member of the North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors. During her life, Janet M. Lyles dedicated over 30 years of experience and was Board certified in Social Security Disability and workers’ compensation.

All of our attorneys are members of and committed to the principles of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and are involved in various community and legal organizations.

Our personal injury attorneys in Morehead City, NC are here to lend our experience, skills, and compassion to those in need.

Contact us online or by phone at (252) 726-2000 to get started on your case and learn more about how our team can help you. We also offer trusted counsel in personal injury, social security, and wills & estates matters.

Serving Our Community in a Variety of Legal Areas

Our law firm was established in 1981 to provide Eastern North Carolina families with exceptional legal services. We offer a wide range of legal options to help as many individuals as we can.

Our team understands this may be a challenging time for you and that your family’s future is at stake – we can be by your side throughout your case so you feel supported and to make sure your needs are met.

The firm is a Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers firm, and several of its attorneys are lifelong North Carolina residents who can help you with:

Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Peer Rating 2020 Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Lawyers 2020
Experienced & Distinguished Guidance When You Need It Most

Read What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

5- Star Reviews
    I cannot imagine a more favorable outcome, and I could not have done it without him.

    “Ed Murrelle and his legal team are excellent. They resolved my personal injury claim after a serious automobile accident. The other driver, who was found at fault, was not injured, but my arm was broken by the explosive force of my air bag inflating. After”

    - Steve G.
    These guys are just simply the best in the area.

    “These guys are just simply the best in the area. I have always been met with such great care and concern for my case. Anyone looking for a great attorney here you go.”

    - Dezi B.
    I highly recommend this Firm.

    “Amber was exceptional at guiding my wife and I through the entire process. Always available for questions and flexible with our work schedules. I highly recommend this Firm.”

    - Kenny B.
    They come with the highest recommendation possible.

    “I was in an automobile accident and was struck from the rear. Ed Murelle and Melissa Burhenne handled my case with the utmost professionalism. They kept me informed and got me the highest settlement possible. They come with the highest recommendation possi”

    - Bucky S.
    Her performance was truly outstanding.

    “In 2019, the law firm of Davis, Murelle & Lyles assisted our Family with the pursuit of a SS Disability claim. We worked with Attorney Martza Majstoravich and Joan E. Dunn, the Office Manager. Both were competent and professional throughout the process”

    - Ronnie T.

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Initial personal injury consultation is free. Most cases handled on a contingent fee basis-no fee unless we recover money for you.

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Personal Injury FAQs

After an accident has left you with injuries and financial debts like medical bills and property damage, you may have countless questions regarding filing an injury claim and recovering damages.

Our team is available to answer any questions you may have and we keep ourselves updated on industry regulations and news so we can inform our clients and help them understand their unique situations.

What is the Statute of Limitations in North Carolina?

A statute of limitations is a law that sets time limits on individuals’ rights to file claims in court. Each state has its own statute of limitations for various lawsuits – in North Carolina, individuals have three years from the date of injury to file a personal injury claim.

If more than three years have passed since your accident but you try to file a claim, the defendant will most likely have the court dismiss it. Missing your window of opportunity means that you’ve lost your right to be awarded damages for your injuries, no matter how serious they may be.

This is why it’s important to hire an attorney soon after your accident who can begin working on your case immediately.

What Damages Can Be Recovered After an Accident?

After an accident, you may be facing thousands of dollars in medical bills and other damages that you’ve accrued due to your injuries. While it may seem overwhelming and hopeless at first, our attorneys are here to fight for your rights to compensation.

By filing a personal injury claim and holding negligent parties liable, we can secure financial compensation to help you pay for out-of-pocket expenses.

Damages we can recover include medical bills such as:

  • Ambulance rides
  • Surgeries
  • Hospital stays

As well as aftercare like:

  • Physical therapy
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages or earning capacity
  • And noneconomic damages like pain and suffering

Providing a Personal Touch

Davis, Murrelle & Lyles, P.A. is founded on the traditional values of impeccable ethics and unwavering integrity. We base our every action on the age-old philosophy that we should treat our clients as we would like to be treated.

To maintain these strict standards for ourselves, we address each case with:

  • Personalized attention
  • Meticulous preparation
  • Thorough research
  • And hands-on action

We answer your questions honestly and directly and always keep you updated about the status of your case and our next steps. Our open communication and compassionate involvement make our office a place of comfort to our clients.

Our innovative strategies and assertive case management give you the confidence that your problems are being effectively resolved.

Call our Morehead City, NC personal injury lawyers at (252) 726-2000 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. We offer our legal services in English and Spanish.

Millions Recovered On Behalf of Our Clients

  • We recovered a trial verdict of $1,750,000.00 resulting from the wrongful burial of a young man who died from a drug overdose. It was shown that the defendants had provided the drugs and had failed to notify authorities when the victim was in physical distress.

  • We resolved in a confidential settlement a tort claim involving sexual matters with the total settlement exceeding $800,000.00.

  • We recovered $550,000.00 in a product liability claim arising from a defective sprinkler system furnished to our client.

  • We arranged a family settlement in litigation in an estate matter, obtaining in excess of $450,000.00 for our client.


What Sets Us Apart

Our Promise To You
  • Millions Recovered For Our Clients
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers firm
  • Track Record Of Success
  • Personalized Attention & Care
  • 50 + Years of Collective Experience