Road Rage Accidents
Road rage accidents should never occur. The term “road rage” refers to the dangerous and sometimes violent tendencies that aggressive drivers may exhibit in certain situations. Driving should always occur with responsibility and without emotion because aggressive driving threatens the safety of others and often results in serious crashes. Raleigh car accident lawyer Carl Nagle and the team at Nagle & Associates represent victims throughout North Carolina in pursuing damages for their suffering and harm, including people in the areas around Asheville, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem. We are keenly aware of the insurance defense tactics that are designed to minimize payouts to injured people. Since Carl Nagle previously worked as an insurance defense attorney and an insurance claims adjuster, we are well prepared to reverse these tactics and collect maximum payment for all legal claims arising from roadway accidents.
Hold a Driver Fully Responsible for a Road Rage Accident
Aggressive driving includes behaviors such as flagrant speeding, swerving among lanes, following too closely, improper passing, or traffic signal violations. For some people, the stress of driving may lead to violent anger, including rude gestures and physical threats toward others. If another driver’s road rage caused a devastating accident, North Carolina law provides legal recourse to victims and their families. They may pursue a negligence claim against the aggressive driver and, in cases where intentional traffic violations cause personal injury, punitive damages can also be collected.
After a road rage collision, accident victims may seek to recover damages for hospital bills, missed wages from work, and other economic costs. Victims of collision related personal injury may also pursue damages for noneconomic harm, including fair payment for physical pain, lost quality of life and emotional distress. Following a serious motor vehicle accident, it is important to account for future damages as well as those that have already been incurred. NC accident victims are paid only once either through settlement or trial, and it is critical to build and present proof of how the accident will affect the victim’s health and finances for the remainder of their life. Skilled personal injury attorneys validate your threat of suit and present injury claims only after they have collected and highlighted all evidence to prove the full money-value of the collision victim’s claims in a trial setting. In most cases, this approach motivates a private settlement for full case value with no need for court involvement.
Consult an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Raleigh or Beyond
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motor vehicle collision caused by an aggressive driver, please push your case to forward aggressively. Drivers who willfully endanger others should be legally compelled to pay for all losses they cause. Raleigh car accident attorney Carl Nagle can navigate each step of the process on your behalf, including gathering evidence, investigating, and negotiating with insurance carriers. Our firm advocates for victims and their families throughout North Carolina, including in Raleigh, Wilmington, Asheville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Charlotte, Hickory, and other communities in Mecklenburg, Forsyth, Wake, Guilford, Brunswick, Durham, New Hanover, Catawba, and Cumberland Counties. Legal representation from our firm costs nothing upfront, and we can begin to work on your behalf right away. Contact us by calling (800) 411-1583 or completing our online form to set up a free consultation with an experienced motor vehicle collision attorney.