Dealing with Insurance Companies After a Car Accident


Raleigh Attorney Guiding Motor Vehicle Collision Victims

As a former claims adjuster and former insurance defense lawyer, Raleigh car accident lawyer Carl Nagle understands exactly how the other side will work to minimize your accident compensation. He also knows how to aggressively assert your legal rights as a victim of a careless driver. Since he is exclusively devoted to handling litigation arising from serious motor vehicle collisions, he understands the effect of traumatic injuries on collision victims’ future health. Mr. Nagle vigorously and compassionately fights for the rights of injured individuals and their families across North Carolina, including in Asheville, Winston-Salem, and Wilmington.

Dealing with Insurance Companies after a Car Accident

Insurance companies make their money by collecting premiums, not by paying claims. Former claims adjuster Carl Nagle knows that insurance companies always look first for reasons to deny your claims, and when payment is unavoidable they then work to minimize the value of your injury claims. If you hire an attorney, your lawyer handles all written and verbal communications on your behalf. Thus, you work with doctors to recover your health and your lawyer handles everything else. If you do not have legal representation, please be aware that insurance adjusters are working solely to defend your claims and to reduce your personal injury payments.

Following a car crash, the victim may be asked to provide information to the other party’s insurance company. Liability insurance companies must evaluate injuries, and they strive to keep the value of claims down for business reasons. In order to maximize your compensation following an accident, you should avoid providing a Medical Release to the handling adjuster, and you should minimize discussions about your medical history and about your collision related injuries.

Car accident victims in North Carolina may pursue legal remedies through a personal injury lawsuit. In most cases, the threat of a lawsuit coupled with thorough presentation of your evidence will motivate a generous, private settlement. If the insurance carrier believes you will sue to enforce your rights, they will prefer to settle your case with an appropriate payment of tax-free money damages. The essence of your discussions must demonstrate a thorough understanding of all medical evidence and a valid threat that you will bring your case through a jury trial if the insurer refuses to pay an appropriate settlement.

Proving damages in a car accident lawsuit, especially when catastrophic injuries are involved, often requires demonstrating the permanent nature of the harm. This can help the victim and their family recover compensation that fully accounts for the costs of future medical care. Medical evidence must be properly developed and interpreted in order to thoroughly prove the impact of the injuries. Experts such as orthopedic surgeons, primary care physicians, occupational and vocational rehabilitation specialists, certified life care planners and economists can help to present a full picture of the devastating and long-term medical and financial consequences of a motor vehicle accident.

Discuss Your Car Accident Case with a Raleigh Lawyer

The importance of protecting your rights when dealing with insurance companies cannot be overstated. Raleigh car accident attorney Carl Nagle can control all communications with insurers on your behalf in order to make sure the value of your claim remains at its maximum. Our trial law firm will garner immediate respect, and our presence validates your threat of a lawsuit – which often motivates a generous settlement allowing you to avoid court involvement entirely. At Nagle & Associates, we are ready to assert your rights with the tenacity and diligence that you deserve. We have successfully advocated on behalf of injured people in Asheville, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Hickory, Greensboro, Charlotte, and other cities in Durham, Guilford, Forsyth, Wake, Mecklenburg, Brunswick, New Hanover, Catawba, and Cumberland Counties. Nagle & Associates can be reached by calling (800) 411-1583 or by completing our online form to schedule a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision attorney.

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