Steep Slope Accidents
At Nagle & Associates, we offer personal attention and compassionate legal representation to victims of serious motor vehicle accidents. Raleigh car accident lawyer Carl Nagle brings over 20 years of experience to his legal practice, and he only represents victims of North Carolina motor vehicle accidents. Following a car accident, it is important to understand the significance of proving fault and demonstrating your damages. Our legal team has strong professional relationships with vocational rehabilitation experts, accident reconstruction engineers, and members of law enforcement who can help us demonstrate not only fault for an accident but also the true consequences of a crash. If you or someone close to you has been hurt in a steep slope accident, Carl Nagle can help pursue the compensation that you are owed. Whether a government agency or a private individual has caused your harm, you have legal rights to assert. We can set forth a strong claim, having recovered hundreds of millions for victims throughout North Carolina, including people in Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and Asheville.
Prove Legal Fault and Pursue Damages After a Steep Slope Accident
Steep slope accidents may be caused by a variety of factors, including driver error as well as poorly constructed roads. Due to the grade on a steep slope, vehicles may be more challenging to control as they gain momentum. Speeding, distracted driving, and driving carelessly while on a grade may cause an accident involving other drivers or pedestrians. In some situations, vehicles may roll over on an especially steep slope, potentially causing severe harm.
Exercising caution while driving on steep slopes, particularly off roads, will certainly help to prevent accidents. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to change their driving methods even though the road conditions are steep or otherwise dangerous. When a driver’s careless conduct is shown to be the cause of an accident and has led to injuries, that driver can be held legally responsible to pay for all victims’ losses under a negligence theory of law. This is a way to hold a party responsible for harm caused by their conduct. For example, a defendant may be held responsible if they were driving at an excessive rate of speed on a slope, and they rolled their vehicle, striking the plaintiff’s car and causing their injuries.
Vehicle accidents that take place on steep slopes often cause serious injuries and even death. Injured individuals may face hospitalization, as well as large medical bills, lost time from work, and emotional pain and suffering. Recovering monetary damages may help ease the financial strain that accompanies an accident. It is important, however, to note that the true impact of certain physical impairments may not be immediately apparent. For example, an accident victim may require ongoing, permanent care at a cost that might only be anticipated upon an evaluation by a skilled specialist. Proving the full extent of a victim’s injuries allows these medical costs to be included in the damages award. The costs of medical treatment also may be compensated after a fatal accident, as well as funeral or burial costs and a family’s loss of the companionship and support of their loved one.
Discuss the Details of Your Car Accident with an Experienced Raleigh Lawyer
Raleigh attorney Carl Nagle structures trial strategies that anticipate and fight back against insurance company efforts to minimize victims’ injuries and compensation. The legal team at Nagle & Associates places an emphasis on medical evidence, demonstrating how injuries often lead to other physical changes and potential health problems. Mr. Nagle understands that steep slope accidents may cause devastating harm to drivers and others on the road. Nagle & Associates charges a discounted legal fee at 25% of the amount collected through a settlement from an insurance carrier or an at-fault party. (Many other firms charge 33%, which may affect the total amount that accident victims recover from a settlement award.) Throughout North Carolina, we proudly help people in need of a motor vehicle collision attorney, including victims in Asheville, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Greensboro, Hickory, Charlotte, and other communities throughout Wake, Forsyth, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, Catawba, and Cumberland Counties. To schedule a free consultation, use our online form or call (800) 411-1583.