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Helping Those in Need for More Than 30 Years

The attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates have represented a wide reaching audience of individuals and families who were faced with a serious and complex problem involving the law. Below you will find important information about our firm, including a selection of achievements as the result of our advocacy on behalf of our clients.

Legal problems associated with an injury or the passing of a loved one are often unexpected, and the trauma involved can make it difficult to understand exactly what what went wrong, or who may have been negligent. Fingers are pointed, people are defensive, and if you are like many of our clients, you are braving it alone or your family is being pressured.

Handling a matter involving an injury or death without legal counsel may be difficult. If you have been involved in an accident, or lost a love one, allow our firm to help by removing the burden of phone calls, questions from investigators, and extensive paperwork.

If you have a legal question and would like to speak with an attorney today, contact our firm for a free and confidential consultation with no obligation by calling (704) 376-1911.

Choose Your Lawyer Wisely

Make no mistake, not all lawyers are the same.

Many of our clients have said they had nowhere left to turn and had exhausted their resources when they finally decided to call us. Dozens more expressed concern over hiring inexperienced lawyers who boasted their abilities before contacting us to represent them. Unfortunately, these setbacks aren’t uncommon and only emphasize a difficult situation of time constraints and obligations.

Each lawyer at Charles G. Monnett & Associates is proud of what we have been able to accomplish for our personal injury, car wreck, wrongful death and medical negligence clients. Whether by jury verdict or quickly resolved and agreed-upon settlement for a maximum amount, we have worked tirelessly to ensure our clients are adequately compensated for their injuries and that justice is served.

The cases set forth below are a sampling of results achieved for our clients.

These recoveries help convey our abilities, and we hope you consider them when it comes time to chose your lawyer and the legal team who will best represent your interests. While there are many skilled lawyers locally, you should consider:

  • Selecting a lawyer with considerable, and even confidential, recoveries. Confidential recoveries are often secured as a consideration to award you — our client — the highest possible amount, affording you and your family a more comfortable life.
  • Multi-million dollar recoveries are not uncommon. However, the nature of the case’s difficulty and how that number was calculated is likely associated with the skill of the lawyer. Any lawyer can bring you a reasonable monetary recovery, but we aggressively recover the maximum amount under the law; the difference can vastly impact your future.
  • We examine the cause, not just the amount to recover.  Some of our greatest successes come not from the highest number of dollars recovered but from seeing a client fairly compensated for his or her injuries. For example, in 2011 in Mecklenburg County, an insurance company offered $500 to a volunteer firefighter injured while aiding another motorist.  We fought for a $70,000 jury verdict on his behalf.

A Selection of Our Top Outcomes on Behalf of our Clients

  • $13,000,000  |  Medical malpractice verdict awarded on behalf of an infant
  • $10,000,00  |  Record setting verdict for a car accident
  • $9,075,000  |  Car accident verdict  on behalf of a family
  • $8,000,000  |  Medical malpractice of child heard before a US Senator

Note: Several outcomes from 2015, 2016, and 2017 are under review, confidential or are still in process. 


$13,000,000 Medical Negligence verdict for an infant who was admitted to a North Carolina Hospital for observation following multiple skull fractures from a home accident, but later suffered an undiagnosed case of bacterial meningitis that caused severe neurological damage. After a three-week trial, a jury returned a verdict in favor of the child and his family. Following the verdict, the parties agreed to a $13,000,000 settlement prior to the start of the damages phase of the trial.
Confidential County, NC.

$2,250,000 Wrongful Death settlement for the family of an unarmed Charlotte man who was shot 10 times by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer. The case received extensive coverage in both the national and local media. The settlement amount paid was almost 3x higher than the City of Charlotte had ever paid in the past to resolve an excessive force case against CMPD.
Mecklenburg County, NC.


$1,840,517.12 recovery for a pedestrian who suffered a traumatic amputation of her leg when a bus crashed into a parked truck, causing the truck to jump the curb and strike the pedestrian as she was entering a restaurant.
Buncombe County, NC

$1,637,249.49 jury verdict for young married couple struck by drunk driver who had just left a bar where he had been served more than 10 drinks in just over 2 hours. The jury verdict is believed to be the largest contested dram shop verdict in North Carolina. The highest pre-trial offer was $125,001. Hopefully, bars and restaurants in North Carolina will take notice of this verdict, properly train their employees as well as adopt and enforce responsible alcoholic beverage retailing practices.
Mecklenburg County, NC

$1,000,000 recovery on behalf of a woman who was struck by a garbage truck and suffered severe orthopedic injuries.
Charlotte, NC

$625,000 recovery for a truck driver who was struck by a fork lift at a warehouse facility while they were unloading his truck.
Forsyth County, NC

$525,000 recovery on behalf of the estate of an elderly patient who fell in the hospital and died of injuries from the fall.
North Carolina

$425,000 recovery for a surgical sponge left in patient’s abdomen for 4 months.
Western North Carolina


$1,100,000 recovery for an infant where doctors failed to diagnose a serious bacterial infection that led to meningitis with serious neurological consequences.

$1,050,000 arbitration award for a mild traumatic brain injury sustained in an automobile wreck. The highest offer from the insurance company was $75,000.
Cumberland County, NC

$600,000 recovery arising out of a fall on a construction site where the general contractor failed to have OSHA-required barriers in place. $450,000 plus medical benefits were recovered under workers’ compensation.
Iredell County, NC

$500,000 recovery for man who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury when he fell down a flight of steps at work.
Mecklenburg County, NC

$500,000 recovery for husband and wife with multiple injuries after being struck by a drunk driver.
Mecklenburg County, NC


$1,500,000 recovery for woman who sustained hypoxic brain injury as a result of developing sepsis from surgical error during laparoscopic gynecologic procedure.
Mecklenburg County, NC

$635,000 recovery for pedestrian who sustained multiple fractures of the leg and pelvis after being hit by an underage, drunk driver in downtown Charlotte. 2010: Mecklenburg County, NC


$2,500,000 recovery for a woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury after her vehicle was struck by a commercial truck while stopped for traffic in a construction zone. A substantial reduction of the workers’ compensation lien was negotiated and the lien was resolved for a total payment of $100,000. The woman will continue to receive weekly workers’ compensation benefits and all future medical expenses will be paid by the workers compensation insurance carrier.
Alamance County, NC

$750,000 confidential settlement for wrongful death of 10 year old autistic child who wandered away from long term care facility and drowned.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

$700,000 confidential settlement for wrongful death of man as a result of errors during medical treatment.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina


$9,075,000 confidential settlement for family struck by underage impaired driver who had purchased alcohol at a convenience store shortly before crash. The collision resulted in the death of an unborn child, severe brain injury to a 4-year-old child and internal and orthopedic injuries to the mother and other occupants in the car.
North Carolina

$2,328,000 jury verdict on behalf of man injured by defective Bow-Flex machine. The verdict included $2M in punitive damages.
Obion County, Tennessee

$975,000 recovery for the wrongful death of a truck driver killed in a collision on I-40. He was survived by his wife and by 2 adult children from his first marriage. 2008: Catawba County, North Carolina

$575,000 confidential settlement for wrongful death of a child injured by defective automobile.
South Carolina

$555,000 settlement for man who sustained back injury when elevator malfunctioned and rapidly descended between floors.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina


$1,250,000 workers’ compensation settlement for man who sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of an exploding tire and rim.
Mecklenburg County, NC


$10,000,000 verdict for child who sustained severe traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident. Both responsibility for the accident and the amount of damages owed were contested. This is believed to be the largest verdict ever in Mecklenburg County Superior Court arising from an car accident. Both defendants were represented by experienced insurance defense counsel. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company had issued a $100,000 liability policy to one of the drivers involved. At a court ordered mediation settlement conference, State Farm had refused to make any settlement offer whatsoever to the injured child. Instead, State Farm denied it was obligated to pay any amount. State Farm then made a verbal promise to its insured that it would pay any verdict that was returned in the case. After the verdict State Farm filed an appeal on behalf of its insured but failed to post an appeal bond. A second lawsuit was then filed against State Farm to force the insurance company to pay the entire amount of the verdict. The case was settled shortly after the second case was filed for $11,248,111.
Mecklenburg County, NC

$3,375,000 confidential settlement on behalf of a child with severe visual impairments resulting from the failure to properly diagnose retinopathy of prematurity in a new born child.
South Carolina

$2,500,000 workers’ compensation settlement for man who sustained a traumatic brain injury while employed by a logging company.
Guilford County, NC

$1,730,000 workers’ compensation settlement for undocumented worker paralyzed in a fall from a scaffold.
Mecklenburg County, NC

$350,000 settlement for man with hypoxic brain injury and neurologic disorder after fall into open sewer line. Workers’ compensation claim was resolved for an additional $500,000 payment and waiver of workers’ compensation lien.
York County, SC


$2,300,000 settlement for estate of man killed in collision with truck. Case was resolved in association with local counsel in the state of South Carolina.
York County, SC

$1,300,000 arbitration award for man with mild traumatic brain injury as a result of a motor vehicle collision. There was no loss of consciousness at the time of the collision.
Mecklenburg County, NC

$590,000 confidential settlement for death of infant and injury to mother as a result of medical errors during labor and delivery.

Mecklenburg County, NC


$3,000,000 confidential settlement for child with cerebral palsy as a result of birth related brain injury.
Gaston County, NC

$650,000 confidential settlement for wrongful death of five year old child as a result of cardiopulmonary arrest, anoxia following elective tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.
Catawba County, NC

$500,000 workers’ compensation settlement for man who contracted rare neurologic disorder after exposure to industrial and residential sewage.
Mecklenburg County, NC


$3,000,000 confidential settlement for woman with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of negligent administration of nerve block for headache.
Mecklenburg County, NC

$1,000,000 settlement for man with mild traumatic brain injury after collision with garbage truck. Case was resolved in association with local counsel in the state of Connecticut.
New Haven, Connecticut

$950,000 settlement for man with severe orthopedic injuries as a result of collision with tractor trailer that was backing across highway.
York County, SC


$4,750,000 confidential settlement for woman severely injured as a result of defective automobile. Case was resolved in association with local counsel in the state of Florida.
Brevard County, FL


$2,100,000 confidential settlement for woman with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of air embolism during cardiac by-pass surgery.
Catawba County, NC


$8,000,000 confidential settlement for infant with bilateral leg amputations following improper placement of femoral line. Case was resolved in association with former US Senator John R. Edwards. 1998: Mecklenburg County, NC

$800,000 settlement for woman with mild traumatic brain injury following collision with a flat bed trailer that had became disconnected from construction company dump truck while on interstate highway. 1994: Mecklenburg County, NC

$1,300,000 verdict for woman with mild traumatic brain injury as a result of a motor vehicle collision. This is believed to be the largest mild traumatic brain injury verdict in the state of North Carolina at the time. 1992: Mecklenburg County, NC

$500,000 settlement for woman injured in collision with police cruiser responding to emergency call. 1989: Mecklenburg County, NC

You Will Receive Our Best Advocacy and Professionalism

Please remember that these cases above and the results achieved were based on many factors and results differ from case to case, depending on the circumstances particular to each incident, the defendant and additional factors making everyone’s case unique. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon ANY attorney’s or a law firm’s past results. Our past successes should not be construed as a representation that we will be successful with any particular case in the future, and not every case in which we have been involved has resulted in a favorable outcome.

We do promise that you will receive our best effort to advocate on your behalf, utilizing the latest technology and court room techniques to ensure your case is prepared and presented to a jury with the goal of obtaining the maximum recovery.

For additional information about our qualifications, or to discuss your accident with an experienced injury attorney, please schedule a free confidential consultation by calling us at (704) 376-1911 in the Charlotte area or toll free at 1-800-977-3077, or filling out our intake form on our Contact Us page. Choosing an attorney is an important decision that will affect your and your family’s future, please choose wisely.

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In October 2010, my pregnant wife and I were in a horrendous accident in Charlotte, NC, caused by a drunk driver. We were struck head on by the driver travelling at nearly 100mph and sustained many life threatening injuries

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