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Your Lake Norman Personal Injury Firm

Let our 35 years of civil practice in personal injury, wrongful death and related matters go to work for you against the well-funded insurance industry to get the compensation you deserve.

We’ve been anchored at our Cornelius Lake Norman area office for over 16 years and have obtained (see just some of our testimonials and cases reported) favorable compensation for our deserved clients in automobile, motorcycle, tractor-trailer, slip and fall, dog bite, medical malpractice, defamation and other personal injury and wrongful death claims.

We've secured over$30 million for our clients

Disclaimer: Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case.

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We will take on the burden of building your case while easing the process for you. We will fight on your behalf and be with you every step of the way. With an office in Cornelius, we provide high quality, personalized legal service to individuals and businesses throughout the Lake Normal region, Mecklenburg, Iredell, and surrounding counties.

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Practice Areas

Auto & Truck Accidents

The negligent operation of a motor vehicle injures or kills more people annually than any other cause attributed to another’s conduct. For this reason, our firm has handled more automobile accident related claims than those based upon any other mechanism of injury or death.

Premise Liability

Premise liability is an area of law that includes cases against businesses and retail stores, supermarkets, home improvement stores, private homeowners, public and private parks including adventure parks and recreational facilities as well as injuries, and deaths at construction sites and other locations.

Negligent Supervision

Claims include those based upon the negligent supervision of minors, claims against restaurants, bars and private parties for the negligent serving of alcohol to intoxicated individuals or minors and those for resulting in serious injury or a death such as drowning.

Medical Malpractice

When you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice you want an experienced attorney in your corner. Mr. Mauriello has represented individuals injured or killed as the result of medical negligence for over 30 years.

Defamation & Discrimination

Claims include those when character and reputation is damaged by false statements made and disseminated by others. We’ve filed claims in both state and federal court when warranted and have been a local leader in claims of discrimination based on race or other protected classes against corporations large and small.

Dog Bite

Pets are a wonderful part of life. However, each year many individuals are seriously injured when an unprovoked attack occurs from dogs who are not under proper control by their owners or keepers. North Carolina has specific rules governing liability against such owners, which need to be carefully navigated to obtain full recovery in such cases. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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The simple answer is your case is worth, based on the law, facts and risks that apply, what a 12-person jury in North Carolina would award for such a claim. The reason for this answer is that a seasoned personal injury attorney knows that a case can either settle or be presented to a jury. Most cases do in fact settle because both the person injured (plaintiff) and the insurance company representing the individual at fault (defendant) weigh and assess the risk of proceeding forward to a jury trial against the accepted benefit of getting the case resolved voluntarily.

There are many factors that enter into the determination of a personal injury settlement but the primary three (3) are liability, legal damages and insurance coverage.

  • Liability relates to negligence or fault of the defendant and (especially in North Carolina) the absence of fault of the plaintiff, as North Carolina is a “contributory negligence” state meaning the plaintiff must be 100% free of fault;
  • Legal damages typically include medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering;
  • Insurance coverage relates to the amount of liability coverage the defendant has for the accident and injuries and also any coverage the plaintiff has such as uninsured or underinsured coverage that may apply.

There is in fact no precise formula in North Carolina for the award of pain and suffering damages. The jury (if the case makes it to court) is essentially asked to use their best judgment given the injuries and extent of the injuries in making this determination. However, typically and historically factors such as the severity of the injury, the length and type of medical treatment, whether surgery or high level of medical care was required, whether the injured person has a permanent or disabling injury and the amount of medical expenses are factors juries consider.

As mentioned most personal cases that we handle will settle. This is because there are inherent risks to both sides including jury verdict uncertainty, costs of litigation (deposition, mediation, expert witness fees, etc.) that make it in the best interest to settle. With that said some cases cannot resolve due to an impasse between the injured and the defendant on one or more case issues that may apply. In these cases, our office has over 34 years of courtroom experience and will work with you to move the case professionally through the litigation process.
As to the time it typically takes for a case to settle, most cases will settle after the injured person completes his or her medical care, the medical records and bills are obtained and then exchanged with the opposing insurance company. This can take on average 4-6 weeks after the completion of medical treatment but can vary depending on need for further documentation.

It costs nothing to evaluate your case. We evaluate any potential claim for free. In order to do so either e-mail us the basic facts of your claim or call our office for a free consultation. Also, if you cannot get to our office we will arrange to meet with you at your home or best location. Note also during this period of Covid-19 we can complete any paperwork needed for your claim remotely and without the need for a face to face meeting.

Christopher D. Mauriello, Esq.

Attorney / Founder

  • Licensed attorney with continuous practice of law since 1986.
  • Practicing trial lawyer in North and South Carolina since 1998.
  • Established Mauriello Law Offices in Cornelius, North Carolina in 2004.
  • Former lead trial counsel for the largest personal injury firm in New York State.
  • Former lead trial counsel for Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office (WPB, Florida).
  • Licensed member of the bars of New York State, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina & Ohio.
  • Licensed member of the Federal District Courts in New York State, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.
  • Member of the American Academy of Trial Lawyers (ATLA) and the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA).
  • Member “Top Lawyers in North Carolina” (2014).
  • Represented hundreds of workers and asbestos exposure victims throughout North and South Carolina.
  • Handled personal injury and related cases and claims in more than 30 counties throughout North and South Carolina.

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