Toyota manufactures some of the best-selling cars in the country, including the Toyota Camry. Unfortunately, Toyotas are involved in a large number of vehicle collisions. Individuals involved in collisions with Toyota vehicles may suffer serious harm, whether the vehicle is a mid-size sedan or a larger minivan. At Nagle & Associates, Raleigh Toyota accident lawyer Carl Nagle has secured verdicts and settlements for people hurt in a car accident with a Toyota vehicle. In many cases, driver error has caused the accident for reasons like distraction, a failure to yield, or drugged driving. Our dedicated service helps injured people and their families pursue compensation for all of their accident-related costs, including medical bills and missed wages from work. Attorney Carl Nagle only represents motor vehicle accident victims, and he is dedicated to maximizing compensation on behalf of people throughout the state, including residents of Winston-Salem, Wilmington, and Asheville.Pursue Damages After a Collision Involving a Toyota Vehicle
Toyota collisions are common in part because Toyota is a popular brand of automobile, and there tend to be many Toyotas on the road. Whether they are operating a Sienna minivan or a Camry sedan, drivers are expected to operate their vehicles safely, avoiding foreseeable harm to others. When a driver fails to meet this duty, an injured plaintiff may bring a personal injury claim for damages. Typically, the plaintiff alleges negligence, since the driver has failed to meet their duty of care, and this has directly led to the accident and the related harm.
Negligent Toyota drivers may fail to yield the right of way or ignore the speed limit and travel at a high rate of speed. Drivers who fail to maintain their lane or fail to use their turn signals may also be deemed to have breached their legal duty of care. In a personal injury claim, the burden is upon the injured individual, the plaintiff, to prove that the defendant driver did not meet their duty of care. Once legal fault has been established with the assistance of a Toyota accident attorney in Raleigh or elsewhere in North Carolina, damages will be considered.
Damages in a Toyota vehicle collision case include all of the accident-related economic and non-economic costs. Economic costs refer to medical care, lost wages from work due to injuries, and property damage. Non-economic costs include pain and suffering and the emotional distress that accompanies an accident. While the emotional consequences of an accident may be harder to quantify, they are equally important and may be supported by setting forth evidence that the victim's quality of life has been severely affected by the accident.
One issue for plaintiffs in North Carolina is overcoming the potential defense of contributory negligence. Defendants may attempt to argue that the plaintiff also contributed to the underlying accident. For example, a defendant who had been traveling above the speed limit and lost control of their vehicle may argue that the plaintiff had failed to react promptly to avoid the crash. If the judge or jury determines that the plaintiff has even minimally contributed to the accident, the plaintiff will be barred from recovering any compensation. Credible witnesses may help overcome allegations of contributory negligence, as may accident reconstructionists and other experts.
In addition to driver negligence, auto defects may cause car accidents, and Toyota vehicles have had issues with unintended acceleration as well as steering control. Certain Toyota models may accelerate to full speed even when the brake pedal is pressed. Additionally, Toyota has recalled several vehicle models for issues such as sticky accelerator pedals and floor mat pedal entrapment. Moreover, some Toyotas have been recalled due to steering issues, when the vehicle unexpectedly swerves while traveling at high speeds. Whether or not the company has addressed the sudden acceleration or the steering problem, a defect in the vehicle that leads to a collision may cause serious harm.
A product liability claim may be appropriate if a defect in the Toyota vehicle in which you were riding unexpectedly led to an accident. Product liability law holds manufacturers, distributors, and retailers accountable for ensuring that products are safe for consumers. When there is a defect, victims injured as a result of the defect may pursue compensation for their damages. Industry specialists often help set forth evidence that holds car manufacturers and others legally at fault for placing consumers at risk.Retain a Skilled Toyota Accident Lawyer in Raleigh or Beyond
When the negligence of another driver causes an accident, they may be held legally responsible for the resulting harm. At Nagle & Associates, we represent victims throughout North Carolina who have suffered injuries in an accident and are seeking compensation in a personal injury claim. We provide our services on a pure-contingency basis, which means that we receive payment only if and when we secure money for our clients. In comparison to most other motor vehicle collision lawyers, we charge lower fees, at one-quarter or 25% rather than the one-third or 33% of a settlement charged by other firms. Raleigh Toyota accident attorney Carl Nagle is prepared to provide a free consultation that helps you understand your legal rights and options. Our law firm has helped people throughout North Carolina, including victims in Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Asheville, Wilmington, Greensboro, Hickory, Charlotte, and other communities in Wake, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg, Durham, Catawba, Brunswick, Cumberland, and New Hanover Counties. Reach us by phone at (800) 411-1583 or online for a free consultation.