Experienced Guilford County Lawyer Helping Motor Vehicle Collision Victims
Guilford County is considered part of the Greensboro and High Point area in North Carolina. Over 440,000 people live in the county, making it the third-most populated county within the state. In addition to over 14 major highways, Guilford County has many local roads. Unfortunately, motorists on both highways and small roads may engage in careless or high-risk behaviors, putting the safety of other motorists and passengers at risk. At Nagle & Associates, Guilford County car accident attorney Carl Nagle helps injured individuals assert their right to compensation following a crash.
As a former insurance claims adjuster and former insurance defense attorney, Mr. Nagle relies on his insider understanding of how the industry works to maximize each client's personal injury settlement. We solely focus on serious injury cases, and we understand the physical, emotional, and financial impact that follows such a tragic event. The hard-working team at Nagle & Associates has recovered over $290,000,000 on behalf of North Carolina roadway accident victims.
Bringing a Negligence Claim after a Car Accident
Many car accidents are due to the negligence of an at-fault driver. Negligence is a legal term for failing to use proper care. In a personal injury lawsuit following a motor vehicle collision, the accident victim, known as the plaintiff, may pursue a negligence claim against the at-fault party, known as the defendant. If the defendant is deemed negligent, the plaintiff may recover damages for his or her injuries.
To prove negligence under North Carolina law, the plaintiff must show that the defendant failed to behave as a reasonable person would have behaved under similar circumstances. Our attorneys accomplish this by looking to North Carolina case law and all of our traffic laws under Section 20 of the North Carolina General Statutes. We pinpoint and prove every legal violation to ensure that you can collect for your injuries. The next step is to show that the victim did nothing wrong. Under N.C. law, if the victim is just slightly at fault, he or she has no right to payment for personal injury or property damage. In every case, insurance adjusters try to blame the victim for the accident. Be very careful in all discussions with insurance adjusters. Former claims adjuster Carl Nagle knows that claims adjusters try to lull you into trusting them and then they seek admissions of partial fault that destroy your legal rights.
We must also identify all wrongful conduct and all parties who contributed to causing your accident. This allows us to access all funds available to compensate you and your family. For example, ifa driver was working when they caused an accident, we prove this fact and then gain access to the employer’s commercial/business insurance coverage. In drunk driving cases, we may find that the driver was intoxicated when he was last sold or served alcohol. In these cases, the theory of “dram shop liability” allows us to collect not only from the drunk driver, but also from the bar or restaurant that served the drunk driver.
Plaintiffs who prevail in a car accident lawsuit typically will be entitled to recover both economic and noneconomic damages. Medical bills and lost wages from work are examples of economic damages. An important consideration is the impact of the car accident on the victim’s future needs. By utilizing medical evidence to demonstrate the impact of the accident on future lost wages and medical requirements, financial recovery can be maximized. Personal injury plaintiffs may also recover damages for emotional pain and suffering, as well as loss of consortium, among other noneconomic damages.
Contact a Dedicated Car Accident Attorney in Guilford County
At Nagle & Associates, we provide personalized, attentive service to Guilford County residents and others who have suffered devastating harm. We have an office located in Greensboro, and we also have investigators who can meet with you at your home or workplace if a visit to our office is currently inconvenient. Since our firm practices only in cases involving serious injuries arising from North Carolina motor vehicle accidents, we are skilled at maximizing recovery on behalf of our clients. Our fee is lower than those of other firms at 25%, rather than 33%, of the overall settlement – and most of our cases settle with no need for trials or any court involvement. Guilford County car accident lawyer Carl Nagle is committed to placing his clients in a strong financial position after a crash. We can be reached by calling (800) 411-1583 or using our online form to set up a free consultation with a motor vehicle accident attorney.