McCabe, John M.

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Address: 1130 Kildaire Farm Road Suite 230, Cary, NC 27511
Lawyer Firm: The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A.
Phone: 919-899-9852
Fax: 919-833-3371

Areas of PracticePersonal Injury, Trucking Collisions, Car Accidents, Medical Negligence, Defective Products, On-the-Job Accidents, Workers’ Compensation, Nursing Home Negligence, Legal Malpractice, Motorcycle Accidents, Slip and Falls, Dog Bites, Sexual Abuse

From the time John was 8 years old, he wanted to be a lawyer. For practically all his life, John has lived in Cary, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Campbell University School of Law. While at Campbell, John was named to two national moot court teams, and the law school’s faculty recognized him as one of the nation’s best, up-and-coming lawyers. After graduating from Campbell with honors, John initially worked for a law firm that defended claims filed by injured people. After seeing from the inside how insurance companies and big business attempt to work the legal system to maximize their own profits, John quickly realized that accident victims needed a strong and aggressive advocate to stand up and fight for them. So, in 1995, he changed firms and since then, he has focused exclusively on representing people throughout the country who have been injured by trucking collisions, medical negligence, defective products, and on-the-job accidents.

Known for his strong work ethic and attention to detail, one of John’s most notable achievements occurred in 2000 when he represented a young mother and her daughter in a case against the State of North Carolina for serious injuries that they suffered when their mini-van was struck head-on by a Department of Transportation dump truck. At that time, a damages cap limited the amount of damages that could be recovered from the State of North Carolina to a maximum of $150,000, which was less than half of the mother’s medical bills. Through John’s efforts and against considerable odds, he was not only able to persuade the General Assembly to increase the cap to $500,000, but he also instituted ground-breaking lawsuits that resulted in the family recovering a settlement that was more than 10 times the amount initially offered by the State.

John is licensed to practice law in all North Carolina federal and state courts, and he is a very active member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Association for Justice. John devotes a considerable amount of his time to teaching legal concepts and advocacy skills to other attorneys and law students, and his articles are frequently published throughout the State.

TV, Newspaper, & Media

Featured on Investigative Discovery Channel’s "Deadly Devotion" television documentary entitled "Pledging Your Life" for his case arising out of hazing death at East Carolina University.Raleigh News & Observer Front Page: "Bill Raises State’s Liability."Charlotte Observer Front Page: "N.C. Payments For Injuries Don’t Come Close to Needs."Raleigh News & Observer: "Suit Says Sorority Hazing Lead to ECU Student’s Fatal Death."Greensboro News & Record: "Rockingham County Settles Suit in Boy’s Death."The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC), Two-Part Series: "Hazing Allegations Persist."WRAL TV (Raleigh, NC): "Day Care Owner Charged With Abuse."WRAL TV (Raleigh, NC): "Day Cares Aren’t Required To Have Insurance."WNCT TV (Greenville, NC): "Five Years Later: Who’s To Blame For Deadly Accident?"WCTI TV (New Bern, NC): "Suits Filed in Death of Sorority Pledges."WRAL TV (Raleigh, NC): "Wrongful Death Lawsuit Alleges Hazing Lead to ECU Student’s Death."NCAJ Trial Brief: "A Tale of Two Stories & The Search For The Truth — Cracking the Code of Silence in Unprecedented Deadly Accident Case."North Carolina Lawyers’ Weekly: "Plaintiffs Recover $13 Million For Child’s Quadriplegia From Defective Booster Seat."North Carolina Lawyers’ Weekly: "Closed Head Injuries, Fractures Yield $2 Million Settlement."North Carolina Lawyers’ Weekly: "Motorist Hit by NCDOT Truck Gets $1.75 Million Settlement on State Tort Claim."North Carolina Lawyers’ Weekly: "Woodson Claim Settled For Confidential Amount & $2.28 Million Comp Settlement."North Carolina Lawyers’ Weekly: "Confidential Settlement For Worker Whose Arm Was Caught in Conveyor Machine & Who Sued British Manufacturer For Inadequate Guards."North Carolina Lawyers’ Weekly: "Parties Settle For $1.3 Million After Unborn Twin Dies in Automobile Collision."North Carolina Lawyers’ Weekly: "Estate of Man Hit By Robbery Suspects Gets $750K UM Claim.”North Carolina Lawyers’ Weekly: "Ankle Sprain Resulting in Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Leads to Workers’ Compensation Settlement."North Carolina Lawyers’ Weekly: "High Court Gives Woodson Claim Green Light."North Carolina Lawyers’ Weekly: "Mother Sues Rockingham DSS Over Child’s Death."

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