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Nagle & Associates, P.A. has recovered over $500 million in compensation for injury victims throughout North Carolina.

25 percent Lowest Legal Fee - 25% of Settlement & Other Firms Charge 33%

Our focus on high-damage cases allows us to offer a lower legal fee on all of our settlements. Almost ALL other injury lawyers charge 33% of the personal injury settlement.

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Most law firms handle various legal matters. Our intense focus has helped us master the law in this arena and collect maximum tax-free payment for our clients.

Hickory NC Personal Injury Lawyer

Hickory NC Personal Injury Lawyer

At Nagle & Associates, P.A., we are dedicated personal injury lawyers serving the entire state of Hickory NC with unwavering commitment. With more than two decades of experience advocating for clients across the state, we have a remarkable track record, having successfully secured over $500 million in compensation for our valued clients.

Assistance from a Hickory NC Personal Injury Attorneys

If you find yourself burdened with worries about obtaining compensation following a car accident, whether it’s to cover medical expenses, lost income due to time off work, or the lengthy process of recovery, our team of professionals is here to offer you the support you need. You can trust that you will have a top-tier personal injury attorney representing your interests when you turn to Nagle & Associates, P.A. for immediate assistance.

Meet Our Team of Personal Injury Lawyers

Nagle & Associates, P.A. has been the legal advocate for countless clients throughout Hickory NC. Our compassionate and experienced personal injury lawyers provide personalized attention to individuals and families, working diligently to secure substantial compensation for all their injuries and suffering. For over 20 years, our team has been instrumental in helping individuals involved in serious vehicular accidents recover their losses, and we stand ready to assist you as well. When you require an attorney who genuinely cares and possesses exceptional expertise, you can place your trust in us to handle your legal needs.

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Truck Accident

Our collision reconstruction experts stood strong and we secured a multi-million dollar recovery for our client.

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Truck Accident

Truck driver sought to blame an uninvolved driver, suit was filed and the case was settled at mediation.

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Pedestrian Accident

Case was settled for the victim’s demand for damages shortly before trial.

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Types of Injuries – Understanding Your Suffering

Injuries stemming from the actions or negligence of others can be grounds for legitimate personal injury claims. These injuries encompass a broad spectrum of physical and emotional harm, spanning various categories. At Nagle & Associates, P.A., our dedicated team collaborates closely with you to amass compelling evidence supporting your case and to facilitate the retrieval of the rightful compensation you deserve. Whether you have experienced a collision involving a drunk driver, a pedestrian accident while en route to work, or injuries stemming from a motorcycle crash, our primary objective is to assist you in securing the maximum compensation permitted by law.

Our law firm specializes exclusively in handling injury claims arising from accidents on the roadways. We firmly believe that this laser focus enables us to deliver unparalleled client service and achieve optimal financial outcomes for our clients. Below are some instances of the types of personal injury cases in Hickory NC that we are equipped to assist you with promptly.

Car Accident Attorneys

Our team of car accident attorneys is here to assist you in the aftermath of any type of vehicle-related collision. If you’ve been involved in an accident where another party struck you, resulting in injuries or difficulties proving your losses, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Auto accident cases often hinge on the question of fault. However, even if a police officer has initially attributed fault to you, it may not be the accurate assessment. We specialize in helping clients establish a clear picture of the incident through advanced collision reconstruction technology, enabling us to uncover and substantiate the actual events.

Our dedicated team diligently gathers insights and evidence from various witnesses to support your claim for the losses incurred due to the car accident. Our car accident attorneys are committed to assisting you in obtaining compensation for vehicle repairs, covering medical expenses, and providing compassionate guidance in cases of auto accident wrongful death. With a wealth of experience, our car accident lawyers have a strong track record of recovering funds from insurance companies for all types of vehicle accidents, including side-impact collisions, rear-end accidents, and more. Regardless of the circumstances, we encourage you to consult with our Hickory NC personal injury attorneys regarding your car accident to explore your legal options.

Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful death cases are undeniably among the most heart-wrenching consequences of auto accidents. Our legal team has extensive experience in handling these profoundly tragic situations, providing support to family members who have lost loved ones due to the actions or negligence of others. If your loved one’s death was the result of someone else’s actions or inactions, our compassionate wrongful death lawyers are here to assist you.

We will attentively listen to your account of the circumstances, gain a thorough understanding of what transpired, and then meticulously gather the evidence necessary to substantiate any potential claims. Whether your loved one was struck by a drunk driver, fell victim to a negligent driver, was involved in a truck accident, or any other tragic incident, our dedicated team is here to guide and support you during this incredibly challenging period.

Injury Attorney for Victims of Drunk Driving

If you’ve been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, Nagle & Associates, P.A. is here to seek justice and secure substantial compensation on your behalf. We offer assertive legal representation for victims of drunk driving incidents, helping you recover from the financial hardships you’re currently facing through no fault of your own. Our experienced drunk driving attorney is ready to assess the full extent of your losses, which may include medical expenses, vehicle damage, long-term rehabilitation, chronic pain, lost wages, scarring, pain and suffering, and more.

The best way to safeguard your rights and interests is to enlist exceptional legal support immediately. We invite you to allow our team to provide you with a prompt and complimentary consultation to openly discuss your case and determine the best course of action.

Attorney for Truck Accident Injuries

Trucks are formidable, sizable vehicles often operated for extended hours by fatigued drivers. While accidents can occur for various reasons, many times, the tragedy unfolds due to subpar driving practices, exhaustion, and inadequate driver supervision. In the event you’ve been involved in a truck accident, our seasoned attorneys possess the expertise to provide assistance. We collaborate with clients grappling with substantial losses stemming from a truck accident, including medical expenses, emotional distress, workdays missed, and a multitude of other challenges.

Attorneys for Bicycle Injuries and Pedestrian Accidents

Our dedicated team also provides comprehensive support for individuals who have been involved in bicycle accidents or pedestrian incidents. Bicycle-related car accidents are unfortunately quite common, with over 702 accidents resulting in injuries in 2012 alone. In some of these cases, the injuries sustained can be particularly severe. Cyclists may be thrown considerable distances, resulting in extensive bodily harm, damage to vital organs, or traumatic brain injuries. Many victims suffer from broken bones, internal injuries, and long-term physical limitations as a consequence of such accidents. It is our utmost priority to fully comprehend the extent of your losses so that we can assist you in overcoming these injuries and securing complete compensation for all legal claims.

Furthermore, our team of bicycle and pedestrian accident attorneys offers assistance in reconstructing the incident. If there are any uncertainties regarding fault in your case, we will diligently work to establish the sequence of events and advocate for the compensation rightfully owed to you. We extend our support to individuals who have directly experienced these injuries as well as to the family members of those who have endured catastrophic injuries or lost their lives in car accidents involving bicycles.

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The Benefits of Choosing Our Hickory NC Personal Injury Lawyers

At Nagle & Associates, P.A., we offer distinct advantages to our personal injury clients, primarily rooted in our specialized expertise in the realm of motor vehicle accidents. We exclusively handle cases related to roadway accidents, and our knowledge extends deeply into the realms of insurance law, personal injury law, and traumatic medicine. Carl Nagle, a former insurance defense attorney, is prepared to take on insurance adjusters who may contest your claims. With a consistent track record of delivering exceptional service and top-tier representation in all types of Hickory NC personal injury cases, our clients can swiftly return to their normal lives.

Competitive Rates – Below Industry Standards

Our commitment to providing the highest level of support during our clients’ most challenging times is unwavering. To achieve this, we maintain low costs, ensuring that you retain a larger portion of your settlement or trial verdict. Our fee structure entails only 25% of the settlement you secure, a significant reduction compared to the 33 1/3% commonly charged by other firms.
Furthermore, you pay us nothing if you do not receive a settlement for your Hickory NC personal injury case. Our fee is contingent on your successful collection of funds, eliminating any upfront expenses to initiate our services. Your entitlement to financial compensation, covering medical expenses, housing adjustments, complex requirements, and pain and suffering, remains tax-free, with the majority of the awarded money staying in your hands upon case resolution.

Medical-Oriented Legal Expertise

Many Hickory NC personal injury claims involve intricate medical intricacies. Our medical expertise stands as one of our most valuable assets. As we exclusively handle serious injury cases, we have cultivated relationships with the state’s foremost medical professionals to comprehend the impact of injuries on our clients’ well-being and quality of life. An attorney with a deep understanding of medical intricacies can significantly bolster your case. Our team collaborates closely with you to grasp the full scope of your situation, meticulously reviews your medical records, and engages external medical experts as necessary to substantiate your claim. In the realm of medical-based personal injury cases in Hickory NC, our team is second to none.

Contact Your Hickory NC Personal Injury Lawyer for a Consultation

The time is ripe to seek the assistance you require. We are here for you. Reach out to Nagle & Associates, P.A. today to engage in an open discussion about your case with our dedicated team of attorneys. We offer a complimentary initial consultation to help you ascertain if you have a valid personal injury case. Let our two decades of experience work in your favor. Our Hickory NC offices are at your disposal today. Call us now for a consultation at (866) 631-2228.

Reviews & Testimonials

"An excellent law firm with a great staff!”

Mr. Carl Nagle is a man of his word. Nagle and Associates will work to get you the best settlement possible and keep you posted with details on your case. I highly recommend this Awesome team of very Professional Lawyers. Thank you, Nagle and Associates, for a job well done! Blessings!

Rosa L.
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"I have been a repeat client of Nagle & Associates.”

Instead of having to worry about my injury claims in both of my accidents, I was able to focus on the more important thing… getting better! At the end, I was really happy with the results.

Berej O.
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"I am so thankful that I was able to work with Carl...”

When I called, they sent a representative to my home to complete the paperwork being that I was unable to drive. I am so thankful that I was able to work with Carl during this experience. He was very knowledgeable and ensured that I had a great settlement.

John B.
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"An excellent law firm with a great staff!”

Mr. Carl Nagle is a man of his word. Nagle and Associates will work to get you the best settlement possible and keep you posted with details on your case. I highly recommend this Awesome team of very Professional Lawyers. Thank you, Nagle and Associates, for a job well done! Blessings!

Rosa L.
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"I have been a repeat client of Nagle & Associates.”

Instead of having to worry about my injury claims in both of my accidents, I was able to focus on the more important thing… getting better! At the end, I was really happy with the results.

Berej O.
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"I am so thankful that I was able to work with Carl...”

When I called, they sent a representative to my home to complete the paperwork being that I was unable to drive. I am so thankful that I was able to work with Carl during this experience. He was very knowledgeable and ensured that I had a great settlement.

John B.
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Public Transportation Accidents

Buses, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft, and transit systems can cause accidents of all types. These organizations have the legal requirement to provide you with safety while you are transported from one area to the next. However, if you are involved in an accident on a bus, in a Lyft or Uber vehicle, or any other type of public transportation, our car accident attorneys can help you to obtain compensation for your losses. This includes incidents when you are hit by a bus, suffered an injury on the public transportation system that leads to significant medical bills, or when you are injured as a passenger. Because these types of accidents can be very hard to prove in a court of law, it is always best to have an attorney by your side who has experience in this area. You can depend on Nagle & Associates, P.A. to learn what options are available to you to help you overcome the financial losses you’ve suffered. We encourage you to call us right away for a consultation to discuss the incident if you’ve suffered medical bills or other types of financial loss as a result of the incident.

Bike Injury & Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Our team works closely with those who were hit on a bike or struck while walking as well. Bicycle-involved car accidents are quite common with over 702 accidents causing injury in 2012 alone. In some situations, bike-related car accidents involve some of the most devastating medical injuries. The bike rider can be thrown hundreds of feet, suffering intense damage to their body, their organs or their brain. Many have broken bones, internal injuries, and long-term limitations as a result of being involved in such an accident. It is always our job to ensure we understand all of the losses you've experienced so we can help you to overcome the injuries and collect full payment for all legal claims. Our bike and pedestrian accident attorneys also provide support for reconstructing the incident. If there is any question about fault in your case, we'll work to show what happened and help you to fight for the compensation owed to you. We work with people who have suffered these injuries themselves as well as family members of those who have suffered catastrophic injury or death as a result of a car accident involving a bike. When traffic congestion, a lack of following the law, or distracted driving leaves you suffering as a bicycle rider or a walker, allow Nagle & Associates, P.A. to help prove your case.
How can I find out if I have a case?

We offer immediate free legal consultations by telephone or in person.  With a simple phone call, we will discuss your accident facts and your related injuries and damages and assess whether you have a legal right of financial recovery.

In North Carolina, if you are just slightly at fault (even just 1%), you have no valid claims against other at-fault parties.  Insurance companies always try to deny claims or minimize injury claim payments.  Invest the time to talk with a lawyer before you start working with the insurance adjuster who is paid to oppose your claims.  Carl Nagle is available now to assess case viability and explain your legal options.

What amount of compensation am I entitled to?

Every case is different, and it is important that you understand the law of damages to ensure that you are not underpaid in any insurance settlement.  For an injury claim, an accident victim in North Carolina is entitled to full payment for:

• medical expenses incurred up to the time of settlement
• future medical needs based on admissible medical evidence
• lost wages for missed pay during time that doctors advise you to miss work
• lost future earning capacity if injuries reduce future pay
• lost work life expectancy with proof that injuries will require early retirement
• tax free cash payment for physical pain and emotional suffering
• tax free cash payment for permanency of injury and future pain and suffering
• tax free cash payment for scarring and/or disfigurement
• additional payment for inconvenience and lost quality of life

Insurance companies seek to cut all of these damages, and they often argue that injuries are either pre-existing or exaggerated.  Further, if they are not convinced that you will go through a trial, they hold back on settlement offers and compel victims to accept a discounted injury-claim payment.  For a careful review of your injuries, collision facts, losses and overall case value, call us for a free consultation.  We are glad to help even if you choose not to retain counsel.

How will my lawyer provide me with case updates?

Our law firm has resisted and refused to install voice mail on our phone system.  We intend to provide close, personal service to every client!  You should expect immediate return calls from your lawyer and his team, and we keep a 30 day calendar on all cases to make sure we contact our client on a regular basis to check on medical status, and to make sure that the client and our firm are always on the same page.

We acknowledge that an injury victim needs to have updates and support, and we help along every step to ensure that your health insurance is properly utilized, to ensure that your medical file is entirely up to date, to make sure that all necessary medical care is provided as soon as possible, and to maximize the ultimate value of your personal injury case.

How long does it take to typically receive compensation?

In most cases, it is best to complete all medical treatment before the case is presented for settlement negotiations or trial.  Never rush through medical care!  A careful and patient approach to medical care is the best way to protect your health, and a longer period of medical care also translates to a higher cash payment for pain and suffering. Once medical care is concluded, we strive to collect all final medical records, medical billings and other injury-claim evidence within 30-60 days.

Once we receive all medical records and evidence, we review the evidence and prepare and submit the injury claim and demand for payment within one week.  Since we are threatening a trial (remember, most cases settle with no court involvement), we prefer to wait for the insurance company to make the next move.

In most cases, we receive an initial offer within 30-45 days.  Thereafter, we negotiate hard behind our threat of a lawsuit and push for the highest possible settlement offer.  While there are delays in some cases beyond the client’s and attorney’s control, most cases can be settled and the client paid just a few months after medical care is concluded.   Also, we structure the settlement so that the net money received by our client remains tax free.

Is there a time limit on seeking compensation?

The “statute of limitations” bars all claims that are filed late.  North Carolina law imposes a three year deadline to file a lawsuit in cases involving injury, and just two years from the collision date for fatal accident and wrongful death claims.  You should never wait until the deadline is close because it is vital to include all responsible parties in a lawsuit.

If the case is filed only against one of several responsible parties and the legal deadline passes, those who were not properly sued and served with a Summons and Complaint escape legal liability.  In wrongful death cases involving minor children, the same two year suit-filing deadline applies.

In personal injury cases involving minor children, the three year deadline only applies to the parents’ claim for medical expenses and out-of-pocket loss.  The child’s deadline is extended so that the child can file a lawsuit seeking money for pain and suffering by three additional years, meaning suit must be filed the day before the child’s 21st birthday.

What can I do if my child is injured in a car accident?

In most cases, court approval will be required to finalize any private settlement of a child’s personal injury claims.  Under North Carolina law, any person under age 18 is deemed a “minor”, and a minor’s personal injury claim is divided into two parts – the parents own the claim for medical expenses and the child receives the payment for pain, suffering, scarring, disfigurement, lost quality-of-life, and future problems.

To secure a valid and binding settlement, a judge must approve the terms of settlement for the family’s benefit, and they will then order the child’s funds to be placed either with the Clerk of Court until the child’s 18th birthday, or the money can be placed into a “structured settlement”.  Structures allow the parent to determine how the settlement money will be paid out after the child reaches age 18, and this allows the money to be invested until later in life, and interest income remains non-taxable.

Family’s who choose structures often choose to have the child receive several installments instead of a single lump-sum at age 18.  Our firm guides the family through this entire process and we handle all of the red tape and paperwork involved in court approval of any settlement, trial of the case if settlement cannot be reached, and timing of payouts when the family prefers a structured settlement.

What do I do if a family member injured in a car accident dies?

Fatal injury cases allow certain surviving family members to collect compensation by pursuing claims under the North Carolina Wrongful Death Act.  Wrongful Death cases are unique, and they are also subject to a strict 2 year suit-filing deadline.

Further, an estate must be opened for the decedent before the lawsuit can be filed.  Damages in Wrongful Death case include medical expenses incurred by the victim during life-saving efforts, funeral expenses, lost income that the decedent would have earned through retirement, compensation for the lost services of the decedent, compensation for the lost relationship and companionship, and punitive damages in cases involving willful and wanton or intentional conduct.

The family members who share in the award are those family members who would receive an inheritance through the North Carolina Intestacy statutes (the statute that divides any decedent’s property among family members in cases where a person dies without a valid will).  This typically puts payment it the hands of a surviving spouse, children of the decedent, and sometimes with surviving parents or siblings.

How much will I have to pay if I want to hire your law firm?

You pay nothing up front to hire our firm, and we can begin working for you today.  We can even come to your home or office if this helps to get your case started.  Our legal fee is 1/4 or 25% of any settlement, which is far less than the 1/3 or 33 1/3% that most firms charge.   With our experience and reputation, we seek to increase your settlement payments sufficiently to cover our legal fees.  If a trial is necessary to secure compensation, our litigation fee is 1/3, which is also far less than the 40-44% fee that most personal injury lawyers charge in litigation cases.  We ONLY handle motor vehicle accident cases, and we typically handle serious injury and wrongful death matters.  Mr. Nagle reduced his fee percentage over a decade ago because he felt that a 1/4 fee was more generous and fair for the client.  With our firm, you keep 75% of your settlement instead of 66 2/3%.  We feel this more fair for our clients, and more responsible for the law firm.  Our goal is to push the insurance carriers, capture all available insurance coverage, develop your medical evidence and thereby INCREASE THE SETTLEMENT VALUE OF YOUR CASE.  To the extent that we increase the value of your case, we are compelling the insurance carrier to pay our attorney’s fee.   We charge no inter-office expenses to our clients so you pay nothing for copies, phone calls, postage, etc.  Attorneys are not allowed to pay litigation expenses, but we always advance those expenses on behalf of our clients.  For example, the filing fee that is paid to file suit and open a court file is advanced by our firm, but is covered by the client’s share of the trial verdict.  This is true for all law firms.  Please don’t worry about case costs because  most of our cases settle with no suit-filings or court involvement.  Therefore, most cases are concluded with little or no outside case-development expenses.

Frequently asked questions

With over 20 years of experience, Nagle & Associates, P.A. are your trusted, aggressive personal injury attorneys serving the entire state of North Carolina.


Why Choose Nagle & Associates, P.A.

We have recovered over $500 million in compensation for victims throughout North Carolina.

01 Intense focus

Our firm only handles personal injury claims arising from serious motor vehicle collisions. We have mastered the laws in this arena and we stand ready to protect your rights, to prove fault, and to collect maximum tax-free payment for your injury claims.

02 Lowest fee

We only accept cases involving real injuries arising from serious accidents. Our focus on high-damage cases allows us to offer a lower legal fee on settlements and trial verdicts. Almost ALL other injury lawyers charge 1/3 of the personal injury settlement. If we accept your case, our fee is 1/4 of settlement.

03 Unparalleled experience

Carl Nagle direct experience representing at-fault drivers and insurance companies helps him to anticipate and avoid insurance defense tactics, and to motivate insurance companies to pay top-dollar settlements in every case.

04 One call handles everything

Whether you simply need answers and a free consultation or you decide to retain us to handle all problems arising from your accident, one phone call begins this easy process.

The Advantages of Working with Our NC Personal Injury Attorneys

The key advantages Nagle & Associates, P.A. has to offer to our personal injury clients is our focused experience in the motor vehicle accident arena. We only handle roadway accident cases, and we have extremely valuable knowledge in the fields of insurance law, personal injury law and traumatic medicine. Former insurance defense attorney Carl Nagle stands ready to confront the insurance adjusters who will seek to oppose your claims. Because we have a consistent record of providing exceptional service and the highest quality of representation possible in all types of NC personal injury cases, our clients are able to get back to life.

Competitive Rates – Less Than Most Other Firms

We’re passionate about providing our clients with the highest level of support when they are facing some of the most difficult times of their life. To do this, we keep our costs low so you keep a larger share of your settlement or trial verdict. Our fee is 25% of the settlement you obtain, and that’s significantly lower than the 33 1/3% share charged by other firms. If you do not receive a settlement for your North Carolina personal injury case, you do not pay us anything. Also, our fee is paid only when you collect money, so there is no up-front cost to get us started today. You deserve financial compensation to cover medical bills, new living arrangements, complex other needs, and pain and suffering. We ensure most of that tax-free money stays in your hands when your case is over.

Medical Focused Attorney

Many personal injury claims in North Carolina involve complex medical issues. Our medical experience is perhaps our most valuable asset! Because we only handle serious injury cases, we have worked with the best doctors in the state to understand how injuries impact our clients’ health and quality of life. Having an attorney with medical insight and expertise can give you the support you need to win your case. Our team works with you to understand what’s occurred, gathers information from your medical records, and retains outside medical experts as needed to prove your case. Our team has the best injury attorneys for medical-based cases in North Carolina.

Contact Your Personal Injury Attorney in North Carolina Now for a Consultation

Now is the ideal time to obtain the help you need. We’re here for you. Call Nagle & Associates, P.A. today to discuss your case openly with our dedicated team of attorneys. We provide a free initial consultation to help you learn if you have a personal injury case. Let our 20 years of experience go to work for you. Our North Carolina offices are available to you today. Call us now for a consultation at (800) 411-1583.
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