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As former insurance defense lawyers for one of North Carolina’s largest law firms, Nick and Devlin bring everything they learned on the insurance company’s side of the case, to your side of the case.

After an accident, let our team of Wilmington personal injury attorneys handle the insurance company. Prior to founding Horton & Mendez, Nick and Devlin handled personal injury lawsuits for big corporations and insurance companies. Now, we put our knowledge to work for you instead. Our familiarity with the insurance companies’ tactics help us prevent clients from settling their personal injury claims for less than they deserve.

Whether it’s a car accident or workers’ compensation or workplace injury, our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to understanding your case and treating you as if you were our only client. We provide a tailored approach to each case. See why our clients trust us to help them recover compensation for their injuries. Schedule a free confidential consultation today.


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The Accident

Unfortunately, accidents happen. If you have been in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, we may be able to assist you. Here is what we recommend you do immediately after an accident:

Even if you feel completely fine after an accident, you should still seek medical attention. Some injuries have delayed onsets, which makes them harder to catch when they first happen.

Before you call the insurance company, you should discuss the accident with a Wilmington Personal Injury Lawyer. Horton & Mendez personal injury attorneys understand the ways the insurance company and their defense lawyers approach cases. We are well suited to help you with any personal injury case.

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Hiring Us

When you work with the personal injury attorney at Horton & Mendez, you’re more than a case number. Your personal injury case will receive the special attention that meets our high standards.

  • A free confidential consultation
  • A thorough investigation
  • Fine-tuned legal strategy
  • Regular attorney updates
  • Always fighting for you
  • Keeping you prepared
  • Big firm lawyers, working for you
  • No fees unless you win

We take the time to learn about the accident, understand your injuries, and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is for you to understand your legal rights and to know that you are in good hands.

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Building Your Case

Once you hire the personal injury attorneys at Horton & Mendez, we immediately get to work building your case. Our experience representing at-fault insurance companies helps us know exactly how they would approach a case. That helps us keep you a step ahead with your injury claim.

We leave no stone unturned when investigating what happened with your accident. We talk to law enforcement, interview the witnesses, and obtain any relevant documents or other materials that may be needed to support your claim. We will also help you coordinate appropriate medical care. Call us today to learn more about this process and see how we can assist you with your personal injury case.

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Settlement Negotiations

After we know the facts and the extent of your injuries, we can assess your case for settlement value. We then attempt to negotiate an out-of-court resolution to your case. Our team of personal injury lawyers have behind the scenes knowledge about how insurance companies value cases and handle settlement negotiations. We’ve been in the meetings where the insurance companies discuss cases and assign monetary value for settlement. This helps us make sure our clients leave nothing on the table during settlement negotiations. Call us today to learn more about settlement negotiations and how long your settlement may take. Call us today.

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Filing A Lawsuit

Most personal injury cases settle without needing to file a lawsuit. However, there are some instances when a lawsuit is necessary. Sometimes the insurance company does not take the case as seriously as it should. Other times, the defendants won’t voluntarily turn over necessary documents needed to pursue a case.

The personal injury attorneys at Horton & Mendez know what it takes to handle a lawsuit. It’s important to remember that filing a lawsuit does not necessarily mean that you are going to trial. However, if you do, you want to ensure that you are backed by a team that knows how to counter the tactics of insurance company and their defense lawyers. Our team of Wilmington Personal Injury Lawyers can assist you with your lawsuit if it comes to it.

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Discovery Process

The next step after filing a lawsuit is going through the discovery process. This process is essentially an exchange of information between parties. It is intended to help educate each side in the case about what evidence could be presented during trial. The trusted team of personal injury lawyers at Horton & Mendez will assist you with the different parts of the discovery process and help narrow the issues with discovery in a way that is favorable for your case.

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Most personal injury cases are court ordered to be mediated before trial. This often occurs after the discovery process once both sides are educated about the issues in the case. The personal injury attorneys at Horton & Mendez understand the steps necessary to prepare for a successful mediation. You can count on us to get your case prepared for the best chance to resolve at mediation. We help our clients make an informed decision about whether to settle their case without a trial. Call us to learn more about our unique approach to mediation.

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The Trial

The personal injury attorneys at Horton & Mendez are trial lawyers. We are not afraid to try cases. Our approach is to prepare every case like it is going to trial. We believe that is the best way to make sure we help our clients get the most for their personal injury case. When we take cases to trial, we prepare every aspect of the case to be presented in the best manner possible for our clients. Our results speak for themselves. To learn more about what the trial process might entail, give us a call today.


Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.


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Please call us at (910) 668-8067 regarding your personal injury case or complete the form below to get in touch with us. We do not charge a fee unless you receive compensation.

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