Wake County is the second-largest county in North Carolina, and since the city of Raleigh sits in the center of the county, many residents and visitors rely on the highways and county roads for commuting purposes. Car accidents pose a risk of serious harm and can be a frightening experience. With the high traffic volume in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas, collisions occur frequently and often cause serious injury and hardship for accident victims. At Nagle & Associates, dedicated Wake County car accident lawyer Carl Nagle protects and enforces the legal rights of people injured in auto, motorcycle, truck, bicycle and pedestrian accidents. These are the only cases we handle, and we are here to speak with you now about your family’s circumstances.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a serious crash, the attorneys at Nagle & Associates can help you pursue damages for your injuries. We offer personalized service with an insider experience of the insurance defense industry, based on Carl Nagle’s former work as an insurance claims adjuster and thereafter as an insurance defense attorney. We have recovered over $290,000,000 on behalf of accident victims throughout the state and we are skilled in handling complex medical cases and serious injury matters.
Pursuing a Negligence Claim for Compensation after a Car Accident
In Wake County and throughout North Carolina, motor vehicle accident lawsuits are typically governed by the legal theory of negligence. In a negligence claim, car crash victims must prove that someone acted carelessly, causing an accident that led to their injuries. Negligence is a failure to behave as an ordinary, reasonable person would act under similar circumstances. Drivers may be found to have breached their duty of reasonable care if they fail to obey traffic rules or drive recklessly, engaging in behavior that poses a foreseeable risk of harm to others.
To recover damages caused by another driver’s careless actions, the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit based on a negligence claim must prove that the driver owed him or her a duty of care, that the driver breached this duty, and that this breach directly caused the injuries and resulting damages. It is important for the victim to prove that the crash likely would not have happened had the defendant used the appropriate level of care.
In terms of compensation, a victim who prevails in a negligence claim may be able to pursue a wide range of damages. These are meant to compensate the victim for both economic and noneconomic forms of harm, ranging from hospital bills to missed wages from work. A defendant held liable for an accident usually will also berequired to pay for property damage caused by his or her negligence.
Securing compensation for future lost wages and income, as well as future pain and suffering, is important in serious motor vehicle collision lawsuits. Working with medical professionals and vocational rehabilitation experts ensures a full assessment of the impact of the injuries on a victim’s past and future health.
Explore Your Options with a Car Accident Lawyer in Wake County
At Nagle & Associates, we solely handle serious motor vehicle accident cases, and as a result we bring a great depth of experience to our representation of victims. We only handle automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian and commercial truck accidents. Our focus is on maximizing the recovery for our clients, and thus we ask a fee of only 25% of the settlement we secure for your benefit, rather than the full 1/3 or 33.33% charged by most law firms. Wake County car accident attorney Carl Nagle provides personalized service, with clear communication at each stage of the legal process. If you need our help, you pay nothing up front to retain us and we can even come meet with you at your home or office if a visit to our Raleigh law office is not currently convenient. Our Wake County accident lawyers can be reached by calling (800) 411-1583 or completing our online form to set up a free consultation with a motor vehicle accident attorney.