Davis, Murrelle & Lyles, P.A. has more than 50 years experience litigating vehicle collisions. We have handled automobile, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, and other vehicular crashes. We have handled investigations, negotiations, arbitrations, trials, and appeals in all areas of vehicular matters. We have both defended negligent drivers and have pursued legal rights for persons injured and damaged by the negligence of others. We have defended insurance companies in these matters, but for the past 20 years have limited our practice to pursuing rights for injured parties. We represent no insurance companies.
We have a staff of four attorneys, paralegals, and research and investigatory facilities all located in one office in Morehead City. We have staff and tools available to investigate and vigorously pursue all vehicular matters. We do not have the expense of TV advertising or a direct mail solicitation program stretching across Eastern NC which permits us to charge a twenty-five percent contingent fee if we do not file a lawsuit, which we find many Eastern NC residents do not want to do. If we do file a lawsuit because the client elects to do so, our fee then increases to thirty-three and one-third percent.
Insurance adjusters generally are trained to save money for their employer, the insurance company. If you are not represented by another lawyer, we will talk with you about your case, the potential value of your case, the steps involved in proceeding with your case, and other matters in order to help you determine whether a proposal by an insurance company is in your interest or whether employing an attorney might be beneficial. Before signing a release regarding your claim, consider consulting an attorney about the effects of the release and the settlement offer.