Charlotte Legal and Court Information
Charlotte metropolitan area had a population in 2009 of 1,745,524. The Charlotte metropolitan area is part of a wider, 13-county labor market region or combined statistical area that has an estimated population of 2,389,763. Charlotte and the county containing it is the busiest legal community and court system in North Carolina.
Charlotte and Mecklenburg County lie in the 26th Judicial District in North Carolina. Charlotte and the surrounding metro area are home to more lawyers than any other city, including the capital city of Raleigh.
Accident lawyers in Charlotte litigate personal injury cases in Mecklenburg County superior or district court, or in the United States Federal District Court. For cases brought in the North Carolina State Court system, personal injury trials take place in either the district court (where smaller cases are tried) or in the superior court. Nagle & Associates, P.A., litigates personal injury cases exclusively in our state superior courts and in the federal court system.
The state courts for Charlotte and the surrounding area are located at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse at 832 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202. The Charlotte, North Carolina, clerk of superior court is Martha Curran, and the current senior resident superior court judge is Honorable Robert P. Johnston. All Charlotte court and judicial offices are located at this address and at the nearby Mecklenburg County and Courts Office Building at 720 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202.
Charlotte accident lawyers who litigate personal injury cases in federal courts use a different court system entirely. Charlotte resides in the Western District of North Carolina for the federal court system, and this federal district handles cases from Asheville, Bryson City, Charlotte and Statesville court divisions. The Charlotte division federal courts are located in the Charles R. Jonas Federal Building located at 401 West Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202. Federal courts are the proper venue for accident lawyers who bring large claims arising from catastrophic accidents against drivers, and for companies who reside outside of North Carolina. Smaller cases (where damages are less than $75,000.00) against non-residents must be brought in our North Carolina state courts.
Tractor-trailer and truck accident cases are common examples of injury cases filed and tried in federal courts. These cases often involve serious injuries, and the responsible drivers and trucking companies typically reside outside our state and are simply transporting cargo when accidents occur. Some Charlotte accident lawyers only handle trials brought in the state court system. Thus, the victim should be certain that his or her injury lawyer stands ready to prosecute the personal injury case in federal court if that is the proper venue.
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We offer a free initial consultation for anyone hurt in an accident throughout North Carolina. In most cases, we can explain by telephone how our firm can help to make things much easier for you, and how we can increase the amount that all responsible parties and insurance companies pay you for all accident-related claims. We also work on contingency fee, so we won't charge you attorney fees until we get you a favorable verdict or settlement. For more Charlotte legal information, please call our Charlotte office, our home office in Winston-Salem or contact us online.