NAGLE & ASSOCIATES HAVE RECOVERED OVER $320 MILLION IN COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS THROUGHOUT NORTH CAROLINA
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Winston Salem, NC Personal Injury Attorneys | Nagle & Associates
Nagle & Associates are your trusted, aggressive personal injury attorneys serving the entire state of North Carolina. With over 20 years of experience serving clients throughout the state, we've successfully recovered over $320 million in compensation for our clients.
North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You
If you are worried about receiving compensation after a car accident to pay for medical bills, lost time at work, and years of recovery, allow our professionals to provide you with the support you need. You don't have to worry about having the best personal injury lawyer representing you. Instead, contact Nagle & Associates for immediate help.
About Our Team of Personal Injury Attorneys
Nagle & Associates has represented thousands of clients throughout North Carolina. Our compassionate, experienced personal injury attorneys provide one-on-one support to individuals and families to help them to obtain generous compensation for all injuries and suffering. For over two decades, our team has helped people involved in serious vehicle accidents to recover the losses they've suffered through – and we can help you, too. When you need an attorney who cares and has exceptional experience, you can rely on us to do the work for you.
Former Insurance Company Lawyer Working for You
What makes Nagle & Associates unique is that Carl Nagle worked as an attorney within the insurance industry. More specifically, he worked first as a claims adjuster paying claims on behalf of a large national insurance carrier, and then later worked as an insurance defense attorney. Carl was paid to defend at-fault drivers in court and because he worked on the other side, he knows exactly what steps insurance companies take to minimize how much they have to pay you at the conclusion of your personal injury case.
With that experience, Carl Nagle and his legal team has been able to help clients to recover over $320 million – that's money in the clients' pocket to help them with medical bills and other financial losses.
Contact Nagle & Associates at our Winston-Salem main office today for a friendly, free legal consultation. Let our NC personal injury attorneys help you with your case today.
Injuries – What Are You Suffering From?
Injuries caused by another person's actions or inactions may give rise to valid personal injury claims. There are many types of physical and emotional injuries, falling into a variety of categories. Our team at Nagle & Associates works closely with you to gather evidence to prove your case and to help you to obtain the compensation owed to you in these cases. Whether you were involved in a drunk driving accident, hit while walking to work, or suffered injuries due to a motorcycle accident, it's our goal to help you collect the full amount of compensation that the law allows.
Our law firm only handles injury claims arising from roadway accidents. We strongly believe that this sharp focus allows us to provide the highest level of client service and secure the best payment results for our clients. Here are some examples of the types of personal injury cases in North Carolina we can help you with right now.
Auto Accidents Lawyer
Our auto accident attorneys can help you after any type of vehicle-related accident. When a person strikes you, and you suffer losses through injuries, or you find yourself unable to prove your losses, let our team know. Auto accident cases often come down to fault. Yet, even if a police officer has determined you were at fault during the accident – you may not have been. We have worked to help clients prove what happened through collision reconstruction technology, allowing us to really see and prove what occurred.
Our team works to gather insight and evidence from a variety of witnesses. We work to prove the losses you've suffered as a result of the car accident. Our auto accident attorneys work to help you secure compensation for the repairs of your vehicle, help with financial losses due to medical bills, and provide one-on-one help for auto accident wrongful death cases. Our auto accident lawyers have exceptional experience in recovering funds from insurance companies for all types of vehicle accidents including t-bones, rear-end collisions and many others. No matter what happened to you, speak to our NC personal injury attorneys about your car accident to learn what your legal options are.
Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful death is perhaps the most horrific of all types of auto accidents. Our legal team has handled many of these tragic cases for family members of fatal accident victims. If someone else caused the death of your loved one through their actions or inactions, our wrongful death attorneys are here to help you. We will listen carefully to you, learn what occurred, and then gather evidence to support any claim you may have. Whether it was a drunk driver that struck your loved one, a negligent driver, a truck accident, or any other claim, our team is here to help you at this very difficult time.
Wrongful death attorneys are some of the most passionate professionals. You may be dealing with the pain of loss, but you are also suffering financially. It is our job to fight on your behalf to help you overcome this type of loss. To do this, we work closely with you to determine what happened, gather witness statements, and work to hold those accountable for the incident financially responsible. Work with our compassionate car accident wrongful death attorneys to learn more about your options – let us recover losses for your loved one's medical bills, as well as cash payment for loss of their lifetime earnings and the lost relationship and companionship caused by the fatal accident.
Drunk Driver Injury Attorney
Drunk driving accidents are some of the most devastating because they are preventable. When a person leaves an establishment intoxicated, did you know that the location itself may be responsible for the damages he or she causes to another party if they knew his condition? Did you know that drunk driving accidents are often caused by people who have done this before – often with multiple convictions behind them? It's time to work hard to make those responsible pay for the losses they impose on innocent victims.
If you were struck by a drunk driver, allow Nagle & Associates to pursue justice and generous compensation for your benefit. We provide aggressive representation for drunk driving victims, aiding you in overcoming the financial loss you are struggling with right now through no fault of your own. Our drunk driving attorney is available to determine what losses you've had, including medical bills, damage to your vehicle, long term rehab, chronic pain, lost time and work, scarring, pain and suffering and much more. The only way to make sure you are protected is to get outstanding legal support in place right now. Allow our team to provide you with an immediate, free consultation to discuss your case openly.
Truck Accident Injury Attorney
Trucks are heavy, large vehicles sometimes driven for long periods of time by tired drivers. It's true an accident can happen for any reason, but many times, the loss occurs because of poor driving habits, fatigue, and poor management oversight of drivers. If you have been in a truck driving accident, our attorneys have the experience to help you. We work with clients facing significant loss as a result of a truck accident, such as medical bills, pain and suffering, lost time at work, and much more.
Our truck accident injury attorney works with clients facing a wide range of experiences. You may have struck a truck yourself, perhaps due to the driver's mistake. A driver may have struck you, causing damage to your car. In some situations, truck and car accidents can involve multiple parties, making it hard to determine who is at fault. Our team works to gather evidence to prove what your case is and what your rights to compensation after a truck accident are. No matter what you've suffered, we want to learn more about your case. Negligence, carelessness, and illegal activities tend to lead to these deadly truck accidents.
Hit and Run Accidents
Hit and run car accidents can leave you feeling unable to get help. If someone strikes your vehicle and then leaves the scene of the incident, you still have options. Your goal should be to report it to the police and allow them to work on determining who is responsible. Thereafter, our hit and run accident attorneys work for you from the start to identify the responsible driver and to access available insurance coverage in every case. North Carolina law allows hit and run victims to collect personal injury benefits from multiple car insurance policies. However, these insurance companies always try to limit your payment. That is why we provide comprehensive protection for you.
Let our hit and run lawyers gather evidence to support your case. We also can help you to file claims against the responsible party's insurance if the police determine who did it. Don't settle your case until you speak to our team about all of the losses you have including medical bills, lost time at work, pain and suffering, and long term limitations.
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 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 to help prove your case.
The Advantages of Working with Our NC Personal Injury Attorneys
The key advantages Nagle & Associates 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 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 Winston Salem, North Carolina office is available to you at 380 Knollwood Street, #320 Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Call us now for a consultation at 336-723-4500.
ATTORNEY CARL NAGLE - Former Insurance Adjuster and Insurance Company Lawyer
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Types of NC Personal Injury Claims Happen?
It's always important to know that your case is unique. At Nagle & Associates, we'll work closely with you to ensure you get the very best outcome for your situation. Here are a few examples of awards that we have collected.
$2.4 Million Recovered
We helped a truck driver who struck cargo that had been dropped off another tractor trailer due to the at-fault driver’s failure to secure his load before starting his journey. The insurance company denied our client’s claims and opposed the case aggressively. Mr. Nagle filed suit against the truck driver and his employers, retained collision reconstruction experts and human factors experts to prove the case, and collected $2.4 million for our client. This was a life-changing result for this man and his family.
$2 Million Recovered
In Henderson County, we helped a pedestrian struck by a car in a parking lot who suffered traumatic brain injuries to recover millions of dollars. The elderly client suffered multiple losses as a result of the incident, and the money we collected improved her home and her overall quality-of-life.
A client in Surry County was hit while riding a motorcycle as the other driver attempted a left turn directly across his lane. The client suffered a leg fracture and needed surgery, and we helped recover hundreds of thousands of dollars for him.
$5.1 million Recovered
A young man was riding in the back seat of a friend’s car when it was struck by a driver who ran a red light. Injuries were very significant, including a traumatic brain injury. We located available insurance coverage over-and-above the car insurance policy on the at-fault vehicle, and collected $5,100,000.00 in tax-free compensation for our client.