Car Accident Attorney Advocating for Raleigh Residents and Other Victims
A motor vehicle accident can lead to catastrophic consequences for the victim and their family. Raleigh car accident lawyer Carl Nagle provides thorough investigation and case management, ensuring that you secure the full value of your case from all responsible parties. He brings valuable insider experience to our firm, having previously worked as an insurance claims adjuster and as an insurance defense attorney. Mr. Nagle and the team at Nagle & Associates understand the importance of proving losses through compelling evidence, and we work to maximize compensation on behalf of injured individuals throughout North Carolina, including in Winston-Salem, Wilmington, and Asheville. We only handle motor vehicle collision matters and our firm has successfully recovered over $290 million on behalf of our clients.
Advance All Expenses and Secure Tenacious Legal Representation
Advancing expenses is a term that refers to an attorney’s pre-payment of all expenses necessary to build and present evidence for the benefit of settlement negotiations or trial. There are different arrangements for attorney fees, and by advancing expenses, Carl Nagle ensures that clients do not pay anything up front to facilitate the proper investigation of their collision and the proper evaluation and presentation of all medical evidence. Under NC law, attorneys are not allowed to fund litigation. Some firms ask for costs up-front. For example, the filing fee required to file a lawsuit is a case-related expense that some firms ask their clients to pay at the time suit if filed. Our firm advances all expenses and thereby allows you to avoid any need to pay the costs necessary to prepare and present a winning case. In many situations, the defense will ultimately pay the expenses related to the case on behalf of the injured victim.
To bring a personal injury lawsuit following a serious motor vehicle collision, the victim, or plaintiff, alleges that the other party, the defendant, was responsible for causing the accident. If the defendant is found liable, they will be responsible for paying all costs associated with the accident, including physical, emotional, and financial damages.
Legal representation may help injured individuals in North Carolina avoid being barred from recovery due to contributory negligence. This is a defense based on the plaintiff’s alleged contribution to his or her own injuries. North Carolina is among a few states that still abide by this strict rule of law, prohibiting plaintiffs from any recovery should they be found even minimally responsible for their injuries. A competent attorney can help defeat a claim of contributory negligence by proving the defendant's entire fault. However, to establish this defense, we often must hire and pay a crash reconstruction expert to show that the victim was not at fault. This is an example of an expense that we advance for our clients’ benefit.
Damages in a personal injury lawsuit seek to make the injured plaintiff “whole” again. An example of an advanced fee may include the cost that our attorneys pay to retain medical experts in order to educate the insurance adjuster or a jury about the extent of the victim’s injuries. These experts, including vocational professionals, help to prove the true financial impact of the accident.
Examples of damages that may be recovered in a settlement award include compensation for medical costs associated with hospitalization and physical therapy, as well as lost wages from missed work due to injuries. Emotional pain and suffering may also be recovered in a personal injury lawsuit.
Discuss Your Car Accident Case with a Raleigh Lawyer
The process of proving injuries and damages in a serious motor vehicle collision case may be expensive. At Nagle & Associates, Raleigh personal injury attorney Carl Nagle understands the importance of efficiently securing compensation for car accident victims. For this reason, we advance the costs associated with the process of building your case, securing medical opinions, retaining experts, and pushing to secure generous compensation for your injuries. By detailing all of the evidence to prove your losses, we aim to ensure that responsible parties pay for the full value of your lawsuit. Additionally, our share of the personal injury case settlement is lower than that of other firms, just 25% compared to the 33% that many firms charge. Contact our office for a free, no-obligation consultation with a motor vehicle collision attorney and find out how we can help you. We can be reached by calling (800) 411-1583 or using our online form to set up an appointment. Injured victims and their families throughout the state have benefited from our legal help, including residents of Wilmington, Asheville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Hickory, and other cities in Forsyth, Guilford, Wake, Mecklenburg, Catawba, Durham, and New Hanover Counties.