Drunk Driving Accidents
Representation for Victims Injured by Drunk Drivers
Dr Tammy Reed, Emergency Room Trauma Physician
Tammy was hit by a drunk Driver, in a stolen vehicle, that was high on cocaine. The other driver was a 33 year old career criminal that had been arrested 43 times, with no insurance or assets.
The dangers posed by impaired drivers are well known throughout the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 10,000 Americans died in drunk driving crashes in 2010 alone, a statistic that equates to one death every 51 minutes. Negligent, careless, and illegal, drunk driving places everyone on the roads and highways in danger.Fortunately, the American legal system allows victims and families who have suffered damages at the hands of drunk and impaired drivers to pursue legal recourse that can allow them to recover their damages. By working with the proven North Carolina auto accident attorneys at Nagle & Associates, P.A. you will have the support you need to overcome these difficult experiences and the representation you require to fight for the maximum compensation possible. The firm's services are available to residents throughout the state, as well as to victims suffering from injuries and families forced to endure the tragedy of wrongful death.
Injured victims should understand that although drunk and impaired drivers may face criminal proceedings and consequences for their actions, criminal cases do not award victims damages. In order to pursue a recovery of damages, victims must file a personal injury claim in a civil court. By highlighting all of the evidence of a driver's impairment, Attorney Carl Nagle and his legal team can work toward securing any and all physical, emotional, and / or financial damages that resulted from an accident. A firm centered on the unique needs of clients and on obtaining full and fair compensation, Nagle & Associates also fights to secure punitive damages in drunk driving cases.
Punitive damages are a form of compensation awarded to victims in cases that involve intentional misconduct and / or gross acts of negligence. Punitive damages are not awarded in every personal injury case. As drunk and impaired driving is illegal and because any reasonable person should be aware of the dangers it creates, drunk driving cases typically permit victims to pursue punitive damages. By demonstrating clear and convincing proof that a driver knew about their misconduct and negligence, the firm's legal team can fight to recover punitive damages, which serve to further punish wrongdoers, deter others from committing similar acts, and maximize victims' claims.
Serving Clients in Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, & AshevilleThroughout the years that Attorney Nagle and his team have been representing victims of drunk and impaired driving accidents, they have proven that they are equipped with the skills and commitment to guide clients through the legal process and toward full and fair compensation. A proven legal warrior who always fights relentlessly on behalf of clients, Attorney Nagle has earned admission into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® for his consistent ability to meet the needs of injured victims and recover millions of dollars in compensation on their behalf. Membership in these professional organizations is an accomplishment held by less than 1% of U.S. attorneys.
By placing your trust in the experience and passion of proven North Carolina auto accident attorneys, you can be sure that your rights will be protected and that your claim will be worked to its full potential. Always aware that victims and families deserve personal service, the firm further supports clients by always being immediately available to their needs, whenever they are in need. Request a free case evaluation to learn more about your unique case and how the firm's lawyers are prepared to fight on your behalf during both settlement negotiations and trial. Contact Nagle & Associates for the representation and support you deserve.