When careless motorists drive on North Carolina roads, they are endangering the lives of everyone else they encounter. In some cases, the result of negligent or careless driving is the death of another driver, passenger or pedestrian.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident in North Carolina, the attorneys at Nagle & Associates, P.A., are here to offer legal guidance and advocacy. We understand that legal matters may not be foremost on your mind in this difficult time. When you are ready to explore your legal options, we will be here for you.
As a former insurance adjuster and insurance company lawyer, Mr. Nagle strongly recommends that surviving family members avoid early discussions with insurance adjusters and the at-fault driver's legal representatives. Regardless of the tragedy and losses, insurance companies truly act in their own interest and work toward minimizing their financial obligations arising from fatal accidents.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
The loss of a loved one can bring not only emotional grief, but also severe financial hardship as well. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, you and your family may have lost not only a family member, but a person you rely on for financial support, household services and other quantifiable benefits. North Carolina wrongful death law seeks to compensate family members for all of the losses that come with the death of a loved one.
Our Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem fatal car accident attorneys can help you seek compensation for:
- Final medical bills
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Conscious pain and suffering of the deceased
- Funeral expenses
Additionally, our experience with helping families while grieving an unanticipated loss can help you deal with the large and small problems that are sure to come up in one form or another. We can help you open the probate estate and manage such administrative details as life insurance claims, survivor's benefits, or whatever other resources your family can draw upon.
If the at-fault driver dies in the car crash and the surviving family opens an estate immediately, probate and estate law requires a publication of notice to creditors. If an estate is large but the car insurance policy is small, it may be appropriate for victims to file claims against the estate. However, you have only 90 days from the date of the first publication of notice to creditors to file a notice of claim against the estate. If you miss this very short deadline, you will lose your right to present claims against estate funds which may be essential to allow you to recoup for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses.
Contact Us • North Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyer
Winston-Salem personal injury attorney Carl Nagle is a former insurance adjuster and insurance defense lawyer. He now works only for accident victims and their families. We have offices in Raleigh, Winston Salem, Charlotte, Asheville, Wilmington, Greensboro and Hickory, and we stand ready to help you in your home town. Our law firm also currently employs four fully licensed claims adjusters who can share insurance industry information and help you secure full payment on all accident claims and losses.
Invest a few minutes to talk to our lawyers immediately. For a free consultation, call Nagle & Associates toll free at (800) 411-1583, or contact us by e-mail. We offer FREE no pressure, no obligation consultations with a skilled Raleigh, NC, fatal car accident attorney. We aggressively defend people who have lost family members in accidents due to someone else's negligence in Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Charlotte, throughout North Carolina and nationwide.