Shift the settlement leverage – If the defendants and insurance adjusters refuse to pay a fair, prompt settlement which reflects careful consideration of what the victim would win on a good day in Court, we file suit immediately. The net result is that the other side’s costs now go through the roof. Once we have our trial victory, insurers are left to fund not only the damages/expenses that they could have paid through settlement, but also they must pay pre-judgment interest (an 8% annual interest premium on our trial verdict if the case is brought in N.C. Superior Court), attorneys’ fees for all lawyers who defend the responsible driver/owner/shipper/etc., expert witness fees for their own accident reconstructionists and medical experts, Court costs, filing fees, and any other expenses associated with defending our case at trial. Settlements are common, but the settlement should be on the victim’s terms, not the terms dictated by insurance carriers and trucking companies who seek to trivialize the victim’s experience, and minimize their payment for accident results and losses.
Tractor trailer accidents produce catastrophic results. It is a critical mistake to treat a commercial vehicle accident like a typical car accident. Typically, private passenger car accidents are far easier to understand, and are less vigorously defended. If your accident was caused by a commercial vehicle, hire an attorney immediately. Proper, thorough investigation and case management are essential tasks of the experienced transportation lawyer. Further, by detailing all evidence and losses, your attorney ensures that the full value of your case is paid promptly by all responsible parties.
After suffering an injury in an accident you deserve compensation for your injuries. Call the Law Offices of Nagle & Associates to speak with an injury and accident attorney. We offer FREE no obligation consultations with an experienced attorney who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. With offices in Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Hickory, Charlotte, and Greensboro, we can handle cases throughout all of North Carolina.