Helping Families for More than 30 Years
"Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process."
U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall
It's easy to think that all lawyers are created equal. For society and the sake of justice, that would make the system far more fair -- but it is not reality.
The representation of the Scales of Justice are just that - scales; easy to tip in the direction of a defendant, your opponent, and you could leave the courthouse without a shred of justice.
Experience matters, as does a law firm's skill in the courtroom when you need someone -- an advocate -- who has won a case like yours.
If you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury, you may realize that the victim's life is often forever changed. Whether they've had a physical injury requiring extensive surgery and therapy or emotional trauma from the incident, hundreds of our clients have come to us with unanswered questions.
We will help you with those unanswered questions. We want to hear what happened, how you are feeling and to listen to your story. By understanding what you've gone through, we will be able to better answer your questions or find the answers for you.
Why We Are Different
When you call our firm, you won't speak to a call center or paralegal. You'll speak with one of us -- a trial lawyer. We don't have someone else take our clients calls because they can't have a confidential attorney/client privileged conversation or offer you advice on the law. We can, and we will answer your questions with a free initial consultation.
If you are ready to speak with a lawyer, call us today at (704) 376-1911
MEET OUR ATTORNEYS
We serve clients throughout North and South Carolina, but have also been involved in cases nationwide.
Our Track Record of Success
At Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, our reputation for tenaciously representing our clients is upheld by each attorney's core value of excellency. This is why our track record of success during our 30+ years of practice includes record setting verdicts and decades of consistently successful outcomes for our clients.
We Come Prepared
Many law firms -- especially firms which spend considerable money advertising -- accept hundreds to thousands of clients each year simply to stay in business. Juggling so many cases can ultimately cause the client to pay, often resulting in mistakes, missed deadlines, and a loss or undervalued settlement.
Our firm considers cases of varying facts, and we accept those in which we can help make a difference for the victim and their family. As we prepare your case, we meet with nationally-recognized experts in forensic accident reconstruction and medical doctors for brain and spinal cord injury. We even built a courtroom in our offices for rehearsing and practice trials so that you can see what to expect.
We prepare and practice every case to ensure your maximum possible recovery.
Experienced Head Injury Trial Lawyers
One of the most common injuries that can occur in car accidents or on the operating table is a brain injury. An impact to the head or depletion of oxygen to the brain for even moments can have serious consequences, though the damage may be difficult to see. A mild traumatic brain injury is sometimes no more visible than a migraine headache.
Attorney Charles G. Monnett III belongs to a number of organizations devoted to brain injury. In 2004, Mr. Monnett was appointed to the Governor's Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Advisory Council, through which he advising state government on a variety of issues, such as delivery of services and prevention of TBI's.
Mr. Monnett has also served over 10 years on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Brain Injury Association. Mr. Monnett is an invited speaker and presenter at numerous seminars and lectures on topics associated with the prevention, investigation, and recovery of:
- Mild and traumatic brain injury
- Severe concussions and sports injuries
- Auto collisions and falls associated with head trauma
- Anoxic brain injuries as a result of medical malpractice
- Birth injuries due to improper fetal monitoring
Also known as "closed head injuries," a brain injury is a serious matter with lifelong changes. Having the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney can help make these changes easier moving forward. Recovering a monetary award on your behalf can ensure the latest in medical treatments for a better quality of life. If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury either by an accident on the streets or while under medical care, speak with Mr. Monnett directly by calling (704) 376-1911. Your consultation with Mr. Monnett is free and there's no obligation to pursue a case.
Ours is a team that is financed and supported akin to an elite athletic team, which includes full-time registered nurses, private investigators, and many of the finest paralegals and executive assistants in the state. Our firm has the financial, personnel, and networking resources to effectively pursue your case and recover on your behalf. Claims involving catastrophic injury are often expensive propositions, and they require substantial financial resources from the law firm representing you. The last thing you need is an attorney who runs out of money, and may have a conflict of interest between seeking full and fair compensation and prematurely settling your claim.
We Care for You and Your Family
Your family is a priority, and we understand how a brain injury or other catastrophic injury impacts the entire family unit, not just the victim. We go the extra mile to help you understand the law, process, and your options when it comes to legal matters regarding these types of injuries.
While our expertise in serious injuries brings clients to our door, it is our sincere concern, courtesy and respect that continues to lead them to refer their friends and family to us. We understand the obstacles and challenges you face -- both now and in the future -- and we will stand by your side, leading you and your loved ones through the entire legal process. You will also benefit from our case management system, which assigns a full-time paralegal to your case to constantly and proactively update you on your case's progress. Your paralegal will also answer questions and act as a liaison between you and your attorney for any times when your attorneys are in court or unable to respond immediately. Your paralegal will be intimately familiar with the facts of your case and readily available if you need to talk or have questions.
For the past five years, our firm has been a statewide sponsor of the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina. The mission of the Brain Injury Association of NC is to offer help, hope, and a voice for people with brain injury and their families.
Learn more about the BIA and their library of stories providing guidance and hope for those suffering from brain injury.
As well, our firm is involved with the local school system through the Hometown Hero Award, a platform for recognizing outstanding educators who dedicate their lives to our children's education. You can learn more about our Hometown Heroes program by clicking here.
Compensation & Fees
We handle all personal injury and catastrophic injury claims on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us nothing unless we obtain compensation for you. It also means that you pay the same amount regardless of how many attorneys or experts we put on your case, which ensures the most qualified attorney will handle your claim. If you have additional questions about our fees, please do not hesitate to ask.
You Need an Advocate
An advocate by your side can make the greatest difference in the result of your case. 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. Choosing your attorney is a critical decision that will affect your and your family's future. Consider choosing the attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates.
Three Ways We Can Help You Today
- Help you understand your rights as they apply to your unique case
- Help you to know which medical treatments may be needed
- Help take calls and handle the paper work from insurance companies
I was involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, so I contacted the attorney that I had used in a previous case. I explained to them the situation and they advised me that there was no way that I would be able to recover anything so they would not take my case. I then contacted Charles Monnett & Associates and they accepted my case and I am happy to say that their expert staff was able to settle my case with the insurance companies for $128,000.
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 traveling at nearly 100mph and sustained many life threatening injuries. We lost our unborn baby and were fighting to stay alive ourselves. This is not a time we could even think about an attorney, but fortunately, people we care about found Mr. Monnett! This incredible man visited us in the hospital at our request and made everything so easy for us during such a trying time. There's not another person on earth with whom I would trust such an important endeavor. His experience and knowledge overshadowed the defense by leaps and bounds. Mr. Monnett remained steadfast and confident throughout the process, while ultimately prevailing, it was amazing. I offer my highest recommendation to this great man and his top notch firm.
Charles Monnett was very helpful and lead me through the whole legality of my case. Charles was always available and informative on this process.