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500 mil We Have Collected Over $500 Million for NC Crash Victims

Nagle & Associates, P.A. has recovered over $500 million in compensation for injury victims throughout North Carolina.

25 percent Lowest Legal Fee - 25% of Settlement & Other Firms Charge 33%

Our focus on high-damage cases allows us to offer a lower legal fee on all of our settlements. Almost ALL other injury lawyers charge 33% of the personal injury settlement.

100 motor vehicle accidents We Only Handle Serious Motor Vehicle Accident Cases

Most law firms handle various legal matters. Our intense focus has helped us master the law in this arena and collect maximum tax-free payment for our clients.

Winston-Salem Personal Injury Lawyer

Our Winston Salem personal injury attorney office is our firm’s headquarters, and has been our primary location for nearly 30 years.  Winston Salem is centrally located in North Carolina, allowing us to service clients statewide through our Winston Salem headquarters and our six branch offices.  We gather and store client medical records in Winston Salem, our trial team is centered here, and we have proudly served clients statewide by coordinating our other local offices in Greensboro, Raleigh, Wilmington, Charlotte, Hickory and Asheville.


Winston Salem is typically grouped with Greensboro and High Point and labeled the “Triad” here in North Carolina. Winston Salem is located in Forsyth County, NC, and our personal injury lawyers litigate our Winston Salem motor vehicle cases in the Forsyth County Superior Court. Our current Clerk of Court is Denise Hines, and the Superior Court’s offices and courtrooms are located in the Forsyth County Hall of Justice, 200 North Main Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101. Our Senior Resident Superior Court Judge is L. Todd Burke, and our other Superior Court Judges are Richard Gottlieb, David Hall & Eric Morgan.

For small cases with claims of less than $25,000.00, cases can be filed and tried in the Forsyth County District Court, also located at the Forsyth County Hall of Justice. However, our law firm only handles serious injury cases arising from roadway accidents, and thus our N.C. State Court cases are always filed with the Superior Court. Winston Salem personal injury attorneys conduct all personal injury trials in either the State Court or in the U.S. Federal Court. Federal cases are more rare, and any personal injury case that is filed in the federal court system must either be based on claims arising under federal law (meaning that there is “federal subject matter jurisdiction”), or be claims involving diversity jurisdiction. Diversity jurisdiction arises when the claim value equals or exceeds $75,000.00 in value, AND the plaintiff lives in a different state than all named defendants. Essentially, diversity jurisdiction allows parties from different states to move their cases from the state court system to the federal court system. Our Winston Salem federal court is the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, and the Clerk’s Office and all courtrooms are located in the Ward Federal Building, 251 N Main St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.


We welcome in-person meetings with prospective clients and with our present and former clients. Our office is located in the 380 Knollwood Office Complex, which also houses the corporate offices of Bank of America and the corporate headquarters for Krispy Kreme. Our location is centrally located just outside of downtown Winston Salem, at the intersection of the Salem Parkway (a/k/a Business 40) and Knollwood Street.

Our Winston Salem location commonly serves clients from surrounding areas including Kernersville, Lexington, Thomasville, Dobson, Mount Airy, Mocksville, Statesville, Clemmons and Advance. For any client who cannot visit us in the office, we have two former North Carolina State Troopers who handle investigations and who are also glad to meet with our clients at their home or workplace if this helps to get their cases started. Personal injury clients from locations a bit farther away, such as Boone or Statesville, often choose to have us visit them rather than drive to Winston Salem. We also offer free telephone consultations, and can accommodate Zoom meetings for clients who prefer virtual face-to-face conversations.


Winston Salem is the 5th largest city in North Carolina, and is the site of many dangerous roadway accidents. Our law firm began as a single-office, Winston Salem personal injury law firm. Although we grew to a statewide firm, we have thrived in Winston Salem and helped many residents overcome the injuries and financial losses arising from local area roadway accidents.

There are several stretches of dangerous roadways here in Winston Salem. In recent years, Business 40 was completely rebuilt and renamed the Salem Parkway. This was the original stretch of Interstate 40 that proceeds directly through the heart of downtown. Our “Hawthorn Curve” was straightened during the reconstruction, and before the rebuild this was the most dangerous stretch of roadway in Forsyth County. The curve was the location of many tractor trailer and commercial vehicle accidents, largely because the speed was reduced but drivers tended to maintain their speed at or above 55 mph when they reached the sharp curve in the freeway. Rollover and multiple-vehicle crashes were common and, because the highway was two lanes with walls on the inside and outside shoulders, collisions resulted in total stop of all traffic, often resulting in subsequent collisions behind the traffic blockage. Silas Creek Parkway, Interstate 52, Highway 311 and Interstate 40 in and around Winston Salem are the other most dangerous stretches of road for Winston Salem drivers.

We Have a Reputation For Great Results


Truck Accident

Our collision reconstruction experts stood strong and we secured a multi-million dollar recovery for our client.

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Truck Accident

Truck driver sought to blame an uninvolved driver, suit was filed and the case was settled at mediation.

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Pedestrian Accident

Case was settled for the victim’s demand for damages shortly before trial.

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  • Winston Salem Car Accidents – With our high population and moderate traffic volume, car accidents are quite common in Forsyth County and surrounding areas.  We only handle roadway collision cases, and have the resources needed to promptly investigate your accident, collect and preserve crash evidence, and protect and enforce your legal rights.
  • Winston Salem Truck Accidents – Our firm focuses on commercial vehicle accident litigation, and we have experienced great success pursuing claims against careless truck drivers, negligent trucking companies, and the commercial insurance carriers who always seek to minimize victims’ claims.
  • Winston Salem Uber-Lyft Accidents – Rideshare accidents are complex because they involve layers of insurance coverage, and insurance policies that typically are not listed on the Police Report.  These cases involve high coverage limits and, because our firm only handles serious injury cases arising from roadway accidents, we bring extensive medical knowledge and legal leverage to maximize the value of every rideshare injury case.
  • Winston Salem Motorcycle Accidents – Carl Nagle is a fellow rider, and he is personally involved in every motorcycle accident injury case.  The areas outside of Winston Salem have truly beautiful rural roadways, and many motorcyclists enjoy riding in our area.  Unfortunately, motorcyclists have little protection when crashes occur, and we always make sure to prove all damages and collect maximum compensation in every motorcycle accident case.
  • Winston Salem Pedestrian Accidents – With our downtown area being a high density pedestrian traffic zone, and with areas like the Wake Forest University campus, Old Salem and the Salem College Campus, we see numerous pedestrian accidents in our area.  Pedestrians can often collect from the at-fault driver, and also from car insurance policies in their household.  We help injured pedestrians to avoid insurance company efforts to blame the pedestrian, and we also help to identify and access all available insurance funds.
  • Winston Salem Bicycle Accidents – Bicycle riding clubs, independent riders, and riders who use bicycles to commute are commonly riding throughout Forsyth County.  Unfortunately, many drivers either don’t watch for bicyclists, or they seem to refuse to fully share the roadway.
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Even if you prefer not to hire an attorney, you should secure a free consultation so you understand how to avoid the typical tactics that insurance claims adjusters use to either avoid paying injury claims, or to minimize what they pay to personal injury claimants. Our firm offers immediate free consultations and we can typically provide helpful advice and guidance with a phone call. If you or a loved one was involved in a local roadway accident, please call and give us the opportunity to advise and assist you.

Reviews & Testimonials

"An excellent law firm with a great staff!”

Mr. Carl Nagle is a man of his word. Nagle and Associates will work to get you the best settlement possible and keep you posted with details on your case. I highly recommend this Awesome team of very Professional Lawyers. Thank you, Nagle and Associates, for a job well done! Blessings!

Rosa L.
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"I have been a repeat client of Nagle & Associates.”

Instead of having to worry about my injury claims in both of my accidents, I was able to focus on the more important thing… getting better! At the end, I was really happy with the results.

Berej O.
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"I am so thankful that I was able to work with Carl...”

When I called, they sent a representative to my home to complete the paperwork being that I was unable to drive. I am so thankful that I was able to work with Carl during this experience. He was very knowledgeable and ensured that I had a great settlement.

John B.
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"An excellent law firm with a great staff!”

Mr. Carl Nagle is a man of his word. Nagle and Associates will work to get you the best settlement possible and keep you posted with details on your case. I highly recommend this Awesome team of very Professional Lawyers. Thank you, Nagle and Associates, for a job well done! Blessings!

Rosa L.
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"I have been a repeat client of Nagle & Associates.”

Instead of having to worry about my injury claims in both of my accidents, I was able to focus on the more important thing… getting better! At the end, I was really happy with the results.

Berej O.
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"I am so thankful that I was able to work with Carl...”

When I called, they sent a representative to my home to complete the paperwork being that I was unable to drive. I am so thankful that I was able to work with Carl during this experience. He was very knowledgeable and ensured that I had a great settlement.

John B.
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Public Transportation Accidents

Buses, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft, and transit systems can cause accidents of all types. These organizations have the legal requirement to provide you with safety while you are transported from one area to the next. However, if you are involved in an accident on a bus, in a Lyft or Uber vehicle, or any other type of public transportation, our car accident attorneys can help you to obtain compensation for your losses. This includes incidents when you are hit by a bus, suffered an injury on the public transportation system that leads to significant medical bills, or when you are injured as a passenger. Because these types of accidents can be very hard to prove in a court of law, it is always best to have an attorney by your side who has experience in this area. You can depend on Nagle & Associates, P.A. to learn what options are available to you to help you overcome the financial losses you’ve suffered. We encourage you to call us right away for a consultation to discuss the incident if you’ve suffered medical bills or other types of financial loss as a result of the incident.

Bike Injury & Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Our team works closely with those who were hit on a bike or struck while walking as well. Bicycle-involved car accidents are quite common with over 702 accidents causing injury in 2012 alone. In some situations, bike-related car accidents involve some of the most devastating medical injuries. The bike rider can be thrown hundreds of feet, suffering intense damage to their body, their organs or their brain. Many have broken bones, internal injuries, and long-term limitations as a result of being involved in such an accident. It is always our job to ensure we understand all of the losses you've experienced so we can help you to overcome the injuries and collect full payment for all legal claims. Our bike and pedestrian accident attorneys also provide support for reconstructing the incident. If there is any question about fault in your case, we'll work to show what happened and help you to fight for the compensation owed to you. We work with people who have suffered these injuries themselves as well as family members of those who have suffered catastrophic injury or death as a result of a car accident involving a bike. When traffic congestion, a lack of following the law, or distracted driving leaves you suffering as a bicycle rider or a walker, allow Nagle & Associates, P.A. to help prove your case.
How can I find out if I have a case?

We offer immediate free legal consultations by telephone or in person.  With a simple phone call, we will discuss your accident facts and your related injuries and damages and assess whether you have a legal right of financial recovery.

In North Carolina, if you are just slightly at fault (even just 1%), you have no valid claims against other at-fault parties.  Insurance companies always try to deny claims or minimize injury claim payments.  Invest the time to talk with a lawyer before you start working with the insurance adjuster who is paid to oppose your claims.  Carl Nagle is available now to assess case viability and explain your legal options.

What amount of compensation am I entitled to?

Every case is different, and it is important that you understand the law of damages to ensure that you are not underpaid in any insurance settlement.  For an injury claim, an accident victim in North Carolina is entitled to full payment for:

• medical expenses incurred up to the time of settlement
• future medical needs based on admissible medical evidence
• lost wages for missed pay during time that doctors advise you to miss work
• lost future earning capacity if injuries reduce future pay
• lost work life expectancy with proof that injuries will require early retirement
• tax free cash payment for physical pain and emotional suffering
• tax free cash payment for permanency of injury and future pain and suffering
• tax free cash payment for scarring and/or disfigurement
• additional payment for inconvenience and lost quality of life

Insurance companies seek to cut all of these damages, and they often argue that injuries are either pre-existing or exaggerated.  Further, if they are not convinced that you will go through a trial, they hold back on settlement offers and compel victims to accept a discounted injury-claim payment.  For a careful review of your injuries, collision facts, losses and overall case value, call us for a free consultation.  We are glad to help even if you choose not to retain counsel.

How will my lawyer provide me with case updates?

Our law firm has resisted and refused to install voice mail on our phone system.  We intend to provide close, personal service to every client!  You should expect immediate return calls from your lawyer and his team, and we keep a 30 day calendar on all cases to make sure we contact our client on a regular basis to check on medical status, and to make sure that the client and our firm are always on the same page.

We acknowledge that an injury victim needs to have updates and support, and we help along every step to ensure that your health insurance is properly utilized, to ensure that your medical file is entirely up to date, to make sure that all necessary medical care is provided as soon as possible, and to maximize the ultimate value of your personal injury case.

How long does it take to typically receive compensation?

In most cases, it is best to complete all medical treatment before the case is presented for settlement negotiations or trial.  Never rush through medical care!  A careful and patient approach to medical care is the best way to protect your health, and a longer period of medical care also translates to a higher cash payment for pain and suffering. Once medical care is concluded, we strive to collect all final medical records, medical billings and other injury-claim evidence within 30-60 days.

Once we receive all medical records and evidence, we review the evidence and prepare and submit the injury claim and demand for payment within one week.  Since we are threatening a trial (remember, most cases settle with no court involvement), we prefer to wait for the insurance company to make the next move.

In most cases, we receive an initial offer within 30-45 days.  Thereafter, we negotiate hard behind our threat of a lawsuit and push for the highest possible settlement offer.  While there are delays in some cases beyond the client’s and attorney’s control, most cases can be settled and the client paid just a few months after medical care is concluded.   Also, we structure the settlement so that the net money received by our client remains tax free.

Is there a time limit on seeking compensation?

The “statute of limitations” bars all claims that are filed late.  North Carolina law imposes a three year deadline to file a lawsuit in cases involving injury, and just two years from the collision date for fatal accident and wrongful death claims.  You should never wait until the deadline is close because it is vital to include all responsible parties in a lawsuit.

If the case is filed only against one of several responsible parties and the legal deadline passes, those who were not properly sued and served with a Summons and Complaint escape legal liability.  In wrongful death cases involving minor children, the same two year suit-filing deadline applies.

In personal injury cases involving minor children, the three year deadline only applies to the parents’ claim for medical expenses and out-of-pocket loss.  The child’s deadline is extended so that the child can file a lawsuit seeking money for pain and suffering by three additional years, meaning suit must be filed the day before the child’s 21st birthday.

What do I do if a family member injured in a car accident dies?

Fatal injury cases allow certain surviving family members to collect compensation by pursuing claims under the North Carolina Wrongful Death Act.  Wrongful Death cases are unique, and they are also subject to a strict 2 year suit-filing deadline.

Further, an estate must be opened for the decedent before the lawsuit can be filed.  Damages in Wrongful Death case include medical expenses incurred by the victim during life-saving efforts, funeral expenses, lost income that the decedent would have earned through retirement, compensation for the lost services of the decedent, compensation for the lost relationship and companionship, and punitive damages in cases involving willful and wanton or intentional conduct.

The family members who share in the award are those family members who would receive an inheritance through the North Carolina Intestacy statutes (the statute that divides any decedent’s property among family members in cases where a person dies without a valid will).  This typically puts payment it the hands of a surviving spouse, children of the decedent, and sometimes with surviving parents or siblings.

What can I do if my child is injured in a car accident?

In most cases, court approval will be required to finalize any private settlement of a child’s personal injury claims.  Under North Carolina law, any person under age 18 is deemed a “minor”, and a minor’s personal injury claim is divided into two parts – the parents own the claim for medical expenses and the child receives the payment for pain, suffering, scarring, disfigurement, lost quality-of-life, and future problems.

To secure a valid and binding settlement, a judge must approve the terms of settlement for the family’s benefit, and they will then order the child’s funds to be placed either with the Clerk of Court until the child’s 18th birthday, or the money can be placed into a “structured settlement”.  Structures allow the parent to determine how the settlement money will be paid out after the child reaches age 18, and this allows the money to be invested until later in life, and interest income remains non-taxable.

Family’s who choose structures often choose to have the child receive several installments instead of a single lump-sum at age 18.  Our firm guides the family through this entire process and we handle all of the red tape and paperwork involved in court approval of any settlement, trial of the case if settlement cannot be reached, and timing of payouts when the family prefers a structured settlement.

How much will I have to pay if I want to hire your law firm?

You pay nothing up front to hire our firm, and we can begin working for you today.  We can even come to your home or office if this helps to get your case started.  Our legal fee is 1/4 or 25% of any settlement, which is far less than the 1/3 or 33 1/3% that most firms charge.   With our experience and reputation, we seek to increase your settlement payments sufficiently to cover our legal fees.  If a trial is necessary to secure compensation, our litigation fee is 1/3, which is also far less than the 40-44% fee that most personal injury lawyers charge in litigation cases.  We ONLY handle motor vehicle accident cases, and we typically handle serious injury and wrongful death matters.  Mr. Nagle reduced his fee percentage over a decade ago because he felt that a 1/4 fee was more generous and fair for the client.  With our firm, you keep 75% of your settlement instead of 66 2/3%.  We feel this more fair for our clients, and more responsible for the law firm.  Our goal is to push the insurance carriers, capture all available insurance coverage, develop your medical evidence and thereby INCREASE THE SETTLEMENT VALUE OF YOUR CASE.  To the extent that we increase the value of your case, we are compelling the insurance carrier to pay our attorney’s fee.   We charge no inter-office expenses to our clients so you pay nothing for copies, phone calls, postage, etc.  Attorneys are not allowed to pay litigation expenses, but we always advance those expenses on behalf of our clients.  For example, the filing fee that is paid to file suit and open a court file is advanced by our firm, but is covered by the client’s share of the trial verdict.  This is true for all law firms.  Please don’t worry about case costs because  most of our cases settle with no suit-filings or court involvement.  Therefore, most cases are concluded with little or no outside case-development expenses.

Frequently asked questions

With over 20 years of experience, Nagle & Associates, P.A. are your trusted, aggressive personal injury attorneys serving the entire state of North Carolina.


Why Choose Nagle & Associates, P.A.

We have recovered over $500 million in compensation for victims throughout North Carolina.

01 Intense focus

Our firm only handles personal injury claims arising from serious motor vehicle collisions. We have mastered the laws in this arena and we stand ready to protect your rights, to prove fault, and to collect maximum tax-free payment for your injury claims.

02 Lowest fee

We only accept cases involving real injuries arising from serious accidents. Our focus on high-damage cases allows us to offer a lower legal fee on settlements and trial verdicts. Almost ALL other injury lawyers charge 1/3 of the personal injury settlement. If we accept your case, our fee is 1/4 of settlement.

03 Unparalleled experience

Carl Nagle direct experience representing at-fault drivers and insurance companies helps him to anticipate and avoid insurance defense tactics, and to motivate insurance companies to pay top-dollar settlements in every case.

04 One call handles everything

Whether you simply need answers and a free consultation or you decide to retain us to handle all problems arising from your accident, one phone call begins this easy process.

The Advantages of Working with Our NC Personal Injury Attorneys

The key advantages Nagle & Associates, P.A. has to offer to our personal injury clients is our focused experience in the motor vehicle accident arena. We only handle roadway accident cases, and we have extremely valuable knowledge in the fields of insurance law, personal injury law and traumatic medicine. Former insurance defense attorney Carl Nagle stands ready to confront the insurance adjusters who will seek to oppose your claims. Because we have a consistent record of providing exceptional service and the highest quality of representation possible in all types of NC personal injury cases, our clients are able to get back to life.

Competitive Rates – Less Than Most Other Firms

We’re passionate about providing our clients with the highest level of support when they are facing some of the most difficult times of their life. To do this, we keep our costs low so you keep a larger share of your settlement or trial verdict. Our fee is 25% of the settlement you obtain, and that’s significantly lower than the 33 1/3% share charged by other firms. If you do not receive a settlement for your North Carolina personal injury case, you do not pay us anything. Also, our fee is paid only when you collect money, so there is no up-front cost to get us started today. You deserve financial compensation to cover medical bills, new living arrangements, complex other needs, and pain and suffering. We ensure most of that tax-free money stays in your hands when your case is over.

Medical Focused Attorney

Many personal injury claims in North Carolina involve complex medical issues. Our medical experience is perhaps our most valuable asset! Because we only handle serious injury cases, we have worked with the best doctors in the state to understand how injuries impact our clients’ health and quality of life. Having an attorney with medical insight and expertise can give you the support you need to win your case. Our team works with you to understand what’s occurred, gathers information from your medical records, and retains outside medical experts as needed to prove your case. Our team has the best injury attorneys for medical-based cases in North Carolina.

Contact Your Personal Injury Attorney in North Carolina Now for a Consultation

Now is the ideal time to obtain the help you need. We’re here for you. Call Nagle & Associates, P.A. today to discuss your case openly with our dedicated team of attorneys. We provide a free initial consultation to help you learn if you have a personal injury case. Let our 20 years of experience go to work for you. Our North Carolina offices are available to you today. Call us now for a consultation at (800) 411-1583.
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