Highway accident victims often suffer catastrophic injuries due to traffic volume coupled with the high speed of the vehicles involved in the crash. North Carolina is one of the highest traffic volume states in the country, with major national highway corridors passing through our state including I-77, I-26, I-85 & I-95. At Nagle & Associates, Raleigh car accident lawyer Carl Nagle compassionately helps injured individuals and their families after a devastating motor vehicle collision. Our legal practice solely focuses on serious motor vehicle collision cases, and we have an insider edge due to Mr. Nagle’s former experience as an insurance defense attorney and insurance claims adjuster. We are fully equipped to pursue complex legal matters, and we have successfully recovered over $290,000,000 on behalf of North Carolina accident victims, including in Wilmington, Asheville, and Winston-Salem.Pursue Your Legal Right to Compensation as a Highway Accident Victim
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a highway accident, you have important legal rights that should be protected and properly enforced. North Carolina traffic laws govern driver safety and the rules of the road, and our body of court decision and case law requires that all people operating vehicles must exercise reasonable care at all times. All drivers must maintain a safe speed under the circumstances, keep a safe lookout for road/weather/traffic conditions, and they must avoid creating hazards for others on the road, such as by violating traffic rules. Failing to use reasonable care while driving is considered negligence.
If a driver’s negligence causes a highway accident, someone who was injured as a result may pursue compensation for the harm that they suffered. The types of compensation available in a motor vehicle collision case may include property damage, lost income, past and future medical costs, and tax-free cash compensation for pain and suffering. To ensure that you collect all compensation truly due, it is important to prove the full extent of your damages by working with medical experts and vocational rehabilitation experts to prove the impact of all injuries on your health, finances and overall quality of life.
In the event that a highway accident led to a fatality, the victim’s family or personal estate representative may file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. In many cases, wrongful death claims are brought on behalf of a surviving spouse or parent. Wrongful death damages that can be collected after a highway accident include medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost income that the decedent/victim would have earned if they had survived and worked up to retirement, the value of lost services that the decedent would have contributed to his/her household (i.e. having to now pay for lawn-care or handyman services), and compensation to surviving family members for the value of the lost life, the lost companionship and the loss of the relationship and the emotional support that the decedent would have provided.
In all injury and fatal accident cases, insurance carriers always try to lay some blame with the collision victim. This allows them to deny all claims and avoid payment for all injury claims. North Carolina law follows the pure contributory negligence approach in cases where more than one driver is at fault. Contributory negligence is based on the concept that an accident victim who carelessly contributed to their own injuries should not collect damages. In many states, a victim who is partly at fault can still recover a reduced amount of compensation from other parties. By contrast, North Carolina follows a pure contributory negligence rule, barring victims from recovery if they are found even slightly at fault for causing the accident. An experienced motor vehicle collision lawyer can vigorously fight back against this argument, producing evidence to show that a victim did not act negligently during the events leading to the crash.Consult an Experienced Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Car Accident Claim
At Nagle & Associates, we devise a case-specific plan of action for each of our clients. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a highway accident, Raleigh car accident attorney Carl Nagle can help you bring a successful claim against the responsible party. We secure proof to show fault for the crash, we focus on medical evidence to prove the true nature and extent of all injuries, and we validate your threat of litigation and thereby press for the highest possible settlement offers from all insurers and responsible parties. We also charge a reduced legal fee compared to other law firms, consisting of a smaller percentage of your settlement award or trial verdict. Our focus on carefully gathering and convincingly presenting evidence from a broad range of sources motivates insurance carriers to compensate victims for the full extent of their injuries. Contact our office online or at (800) 411-1583 to immediately benefit from a free consultation with a skilled car accident attorney. We have helped pursue compensation for victims throughout North Carolina, including people in Raleigh, Asheville, Winston-Salem, Wilmington, Hickory, Greensboro, Charlotte, and other cities throughout Wake, Forsyth, Mecklenburg, Guilford, Durham, Brunswick, New Hanover, Catawba, and Cumberland Counties.