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

25 percent Lowest Industry Fees

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.

100 motor vehicle accidents Focused Practice

We exclusively handle serious motor vehicle accident cases. Nagle & Associates, P.A. strives to be the authority on motor vehicle accidents and insurance law.

Asheville Car Accident Lawyer

Motor vehicle collisions are traumatic, devastating, and can have life-altering consequences. Serious injuries may require surgery, or multiple surgeries, resulting in a lengthy hospital stay. Often, physical and occupational therapy are needed to fully recover from an accident. If you have suffered permanent injuries, like brain damage or paralysis, adjusting to a new way of life can be overwhelming. Call an Asheville car accident attorney at Nagle & Associates, P.A. today at (828) 225-5626 if you have suffered serious injuries from a car accident.

Faced with mounting medical debt and an uncertain future, you need a knowledgeable and experienced attorney by your side. At Nagle & Associates, P.A., we understand that few car accident victims know the steps to take to protect their legal rights. Our Asheville car accident lawyers have extensive experience representing seriously injured individuals in motor vehicle crashes. We will protect your best interests and fight to recover the compensation you deserve.

Contact Nagle & Associates, P.A. for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling us at (828) 225-5626.

Why Choose Asheville’s Nagle & Associates, P.A.?

When choosing an Asheville car accident attorney, an experienced personal injury firm with a strong reputation and a successful track record can give you the peace of mind you need.

We believe that close, personal service is the key to recovering the highest compensation for our clients. Nagle & Associates, P.A. has cultivated a reputation for meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations for over 20 years. By focusing ONLY on serious motor vehicle accidents, we have honed our skills and successfully secured over $500 million in settlements for our clients.

Insurance companies notoriously seek to minimize any payouts, even for serious injuries. When you need an advantage, Nagle & Associates, P.A. has a unique perspective. Attorney Carl Nagle is a former insurance claims adjuster and former insurance company defense attorney. He will use his industry experience to maximize your compensation.

Our Asheville car accident attorneys work hard to understand the full medical picture. By gathering critical evidence, we can show how your traumatic injuries impact your personal and professional life to recover the full compensation you deserve.

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.

Do You Need an Asheville Car Accident Attorney?

Insurance companies are a business like any other. To protect their bottom line, insurance companies seek to reduce any settlement by employing a host of tactics, including;

  • Offering you a quick settlement. While it is tempting, a quick settlement is usually a low offer attached with paperwork that may prevent you from recovering future damages
  • Asking questions whose answers may be potentially harmful to your claim. Liability is a key factor in car accidents. If an insurance adjuster finds that you are partially to blame for the collision, your claim may be significantly reduced or denied altogether.
  • Seeking a blanket medical release. Insurance companies can use it to look into your medical history and argue that there are pre-existing conditions for your injuries.
  • Contacting you immediately after your collision and pressuring you into a settlement before you have had the opportunity to assess all your injuries or options.
  • Recording your conversation. An insurance adjuster may be able to use some of what you say against you.

Insurance companies are not on your side. The best way to protect yourself and your rights is to have an experienced car accident attorney by your side. At Nagle & Associates, P.A., we will;

  • Investigate your claim and gather all paperwork, including police reports, witness statements, medical records, and any other relevant evidence.
  • Pursue a settlement as soon as possible. Timing is essential to maximizing the value of your claim.
  • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. Our substantial car accident experience and insight into the insurance industry will give you the edge your case needs.
  • Most car accident claims are settled out of court. However, if an insurance company refuses to offer a fair value for your injuries, our skilled attorneys stand ready to represent you in court.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, our Asheville car accident lawyers will fight for your rights so you can concentrate on what is most important: your health and quality of life.

What Are the Common Causes of Negligent Car Accidents?

Careless drivers cause traffic collisions every day. The Asheville car accident lawyers at Nagle & Associates, P.A. have protected the rights of North Carolina’s injured for decades.

Some of the more common car accidents due to driver neglect involve;

  • Drunk driving or driving under the influence of a narcotic
  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Head-on collisions from wrong-way driving
  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield

If you or someone you love has suffered injuries due to negligent drivers, let our car accident attorneys in Asheville fight for the compensation you deserve. Our team also has extensive experience handling truck accidents and rideshare accidents throughout Asheville.

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Serious Car Accidents Can Cause Devastating Injuries

Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death in America, claiming thousands of lives a year. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, in the last reporting year, an estimated 36,000 people were killed in motor vehicle collisions. Major car accidents can cause catastrophic injuries that can lead to permanent disability or disfigurement.

Some common injuries in serious accidents include;

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries, which may result in permanent brain damage
  • Spinal cord injuries may lead to paralysis or paraplegia
  • Back injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Severe burns
  • Internal organ damage or bleeding
  • Broken bones, fractures, and dislocations
  • Limb loss and amputation
  • Neck injuries
  • Disfiguring facial injuries and scars
  • Crush injuries
  • Lacerations

Nagle & Associates, P.A. Are Here for You

Throughout the state, Nagle & Associates, P.A. has represented injured accident victims and successfully held responsible parties accountable. Negligent motorists cause horrific and devastating injuries in North Carolina every day. Our Asheville car accident attorneys will fight to secure the compensation you deserve, including;

  • Complete coverage of medical expenses, both present and future
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Loss of economic earning potential
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party

If you or someone you love has suffered serious injuries due to a driver’s carelessness, Nagle & Associates, P.A. are here for you. Contact our dedicated team of Asheville personal injury attorneys today for a free evaluation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at (828) 225-5626.

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$2.4M

Truck Accident

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

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$2.25M

Truck Accident

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

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$2M

Pedestrian Accident

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

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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.

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