Raleigh Legal Information
Raleigh is our state capitol, and is the second largest metropolitan area in North Carolina. Due to the concentration of industry, technology firms and universities, residents of our area typically consider all three towns in the "Research Triangle" — Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill — to be a single community.
Raleigh personal injury lawyers typically handle cases in the Wake County court system. However, Nagle & Associates is a statewide personal injury practice, and we often handle trials and court matters in all counties, with the highest volume being in Raleigh (Wake County), Durham (Durham County) and Chapel Hill (Orange County). Information is provided for each of these counties. If you need details about any other surrounding county, contact us, and we will give you further information about your home county.
Raleigh Wake County
Raleigh car accident cases are tried in one of two courts in the state court system - Wake County District Court and Wake County Superior Court. District court is the proper venue for smaller cases, where the total amount of money damages sought is less than $10,000.00. Our firm rarely handles cases in this forum, but it is a faster and less expensive option for victims who have less serious injuries but need the courts to secure fair payment for collision-related losses. Raleigh personal injury cases can also be tried in the United States federal court system.
The state courts for Wake are located at the Wake County Courthouse at 316 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601. The Wake County superior court clerk is N. Lorrin Freeman, and the current senior resident superior court judge is the Honorable Donald W. Stephens.
Raleigh accident lawyers who litigate personal injury cases in federal courts use a different court system entirely. Federal courts are available in cases where the legal issues arise under U.S. federal law, or in cases where the parties to the case reside in different states (i.e. the victim lives in North Carolina and the at-fault driver resides outside of North Carolina). Raleigh resides in the eastern district of North Carolina for the federal court system. Raleigh division federal courts are located at 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601.
The websites that link you to all Wake County courts are:
Durham Durham County
Durham is to the east of Wake County, and the town of Durham has grown alongside Raleigh, with Duke University and other nationally recognized institutions attracting residents. Our office is just one mile outside the Durham city limit, and we frequently handle cases in the Durham area.
Durham lies in the 14 th Judicial District of North Carolina. The state courts for Durham County are located at 201 East Main Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701. The Honorable Orlando F. Hudson is the senior resident superior court judge in Durham. The superior court clerk for Durham is the Honorable Archie L. Smith, III. To contact the Durham County courthouse directly, call 919-564-7070.
Federal cases arising in the Durham area are heard in the Greensboro division of federal courts. Although Durham is a neighbor county to Wake, Durham lies in the southern division of the Middle District of North Carolina. Although the managing courthouse is in Greensboro, the local courthouse where the trials occur is in Durham at 323 East Chapel Hill Street, Durham, North Carolina 27702.
Chapel Hill Orange County
Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the oldest and most prestigious state chartered universities in the country. Chapel Hill is also home to many large technology firms and businesses, making it an integral part of the "Research Triangle."
If a personal injury case cannot be settled privately, cases in this county are heard in the Orange County courthouse located at 106 E. Margaret Lane in Hillsborough, North Carolina, and there is an alternate office in Chapel Hill located at 179 E. Franklin Street. The senior resident superior court judge in Chapel Hill is the Honorable Carl R. Fox, and R. Allen Baddour, Jr. is the other resident superior court judge. The Honorable James C. Stanford is the clerk of superior court for Orange County.
If your personal injury case should be filed and heard in federal court, Orange County lies in the Middle District of North Carolina, and the case is managed in the Greensboro Division of federal courts. The trial can be heard in Durham at 323 East Chapel Hill Street, Durham, North Carolina 27702.
Contact Nagle & Associates for a Free Consultation
Nagle & Associates, P.A., is a focused personal injury law firm representing injured clients throughout North Carolina. As a former insurance defense attorney and claims adjuster, our founding attorney, Carl B. Nagle, knows personal injury litigation from both sides. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you won't have to pay attorney fees until we get you the compensation you need. To the extent that our efforts to protect and present evidence increases the settlement value of your case, we pay our own fee. While we cannot promise specific results at the outset of any personal injury case, we always seek to secure sufficient compensation to more than pay our legal fees. The goal is to handle all of the work for our clients, and leave you with more money after our fee is paid than you could have secured on your own. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a motor vehicle accident, please contact us today for a free initial consultation.
For more Raleigh legal information, please call our office in Raleigh, our home office in Winston-Salem or contact us online.