Full-Service Law Practice Serving Smithfield North Carolina
Based in Smithfield & Garner , NC.
Advocating For Clients Since 1962
Divorce Lawyer · Injury and Death Cases
Work Injuries · Traffic Cases
- Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
- Work Injuries
- Medical Malpractice
- Wills, Estate Planning & Trusts
- Family Law & Divorce
- DWIs & Traffic Tickets
- Criminal Defense
- Business Formation & Litigation
COMBINED YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
CASES & CLIENTS
5-Star Ratings on Google
Lawyer Smithfield NC
Johnston County Law Professionals
Since 1962, the attorneys at Mast Law Firm have been providing strong legal services to clients in Smithfield and all throughout the eastern North Carolina region. Though our law practice focuses on Wake and Johnston County, we have no issues reaching out and working with anyone across the state of North Carolina. The Mast Firm has earned a reputation for being a sensible group of hard-working local Smithfield lawyers who put their client desires first – anywhere they are found.
Smithfield Attorneys on Your Side
Attorney in Smithfield, North Carolina Since 1962.
Mast Law is big enough to manage the most difficult court cases. As well, we target our legal approach to our clients’ particular requirements. If you’d like to see a reliable local attorney regarding a traffic ticket, personal injury claim, estate planning need, or a family law matter, feel free to speak to us. We’re prepared to help you when you need it. No making an appointment a week away, we want to hear your concerns now and get the ball rolling on any paperwork or information that we need to gather.
What Sets Our Law Firm Apart?
For more than four decades, our attorneys have represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of legal cases. With that kind of experience, we know what to expect – and what YOU should expect. We will make sure you get the solid legal representation you expect whatever type of case you have.
Aggressive Representation in NC Personal Injury Cases
Our Smithfield personal injury attorneys fight aggressively for you. Whether you were injured in a car, truck, medical malpractice accident, or were injured at work, we will fight to obtain the maximum amount of financial compensation from the responsible parties.
Our Practice Areas
Since 1962, the attorneys at The Mast Firm have provided effective legal representation to clients throughout eastern North Carolina. While our legal practice focuses on Johnston County and Wake County, we also service neighboring counties with ease.
Nobody wants to be injured at work, but if you are you may be entitled to a variety of benefits, including medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. Are you getting everything workers’ compensation owes you? Take the stress off your family and get the money you need to pay your bills.
Trying to handle a traffic ticket on your own can be stressful, frustrating, and a waste of your time. Tickets can affect your license and drastically increase your insurance premiums for three years. Don’t simply pay a ticket without consulting with an attorney who can navigate traffic court for you.
If you are injured by the negligence or recklessness of another person, retaining a lawyer as soon as possible can help you and is often vital to preserve your right to recover damages. Our personal injury attorneys have been handling injury and death claims since the 1960's.
We can help you handle the financial stress that an unexpected injury or death can cause from a car or truck accident, work accident, or other unfortunate events.
Learn more now about personal injury claims.
Wrongful Death and injuries as a result of another's negligence.
Car/Auto Accident Injury
Work Injury and Workers' Compensation
Development of an occupational illness.
Construction accidents, particularly due to insufficient safety precautions
Domestic and Family Law Issues
Divorce and Separation Agreements
Alimony and Post-Separation Support
Child Custody, Child Support, Adoptions
Legal vs. Physical Custody
Custody Agreement s vs. Custody Orders
Criminal Offenses Including:
Misdemeanor and Felony charges
Insurance disputes including:
Bad Faith Litigation
Wills and Probates
Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Power of Attorney
Nursing Home Negligence
Corporate and Business Transactions
Business Contracts and Negotiations
Formation and Startup - Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Partnership Agreements, and S Corps
Speeding Tickets, Careless and Reckless Driving, and Driving While Impaired (DWI)
The Legal Process in North Carolina
Filing a lawsuit can be the appropriate course of action to take in order to resolve a dispute, particularly in instances where there has been a breach of contract or negligence leading to injury. It is best if the Plaintiff can sufficiently determine that certain elements are in place before proceeding with a lawsuit and this is where the assistance of a good lawyer can be beneficial. In the end, having a case heard by a jury of peers can be the best way to resolve a case.
Summons and Complaint
The lawsuit process starts with the Plaintiff's attorneys filing a Summons and Complaint at the Clerk’s office, which is then served to the Defendant by the Sheriff or by certified mail.
Answer to the Complaint
The Defendant has thirty days to file an Answer to the Complaint and the Defendant's lawyer may request an extension of 30 additional days. A Reply to the Answer may be filed.
This is where each side is allowed to request production of documents that the other side possesses. This can take several months to complete.
A date & time is scheduled for all lawsuit parties, including a court-appointed mediator, insurance adjustors or others, to determine if the lawsuit can be settled before going to trial.
A particular month and week will be determined for the trial, but the actual trial could take place on any day of that week, or be pushed to a later date.