Wilmington Car Accident Attorney

These days, your risk of getting in a fatal car accident in North Carolina is about average as compared to driving in other states. Drivers in North Carolina tend to die less from speed-related accidents and a little more often when alcohol is involved. And those in cars are more likely to end up in a fatal accident than those in trucks or on motorcycles. If you have suffered injuries from a car accident, call Nagle & Associates, P.A. today at (910) 762-2355.

Like any city where the infrastructure has been outgrown by the amount of traffic using it, Wilmington has its high crash areas. Everyone is familiar with the congestion along stretches of South College Road where accidents are almost a daily occurrence. Carolina Beach Road is also known for frequent crashes.  In 2019, Wilmington had the 8th highest number of reported traffic accidents in the state with 4,033.

Nagle & Associates, P.A. has been representing car accident victims in the Wilmington community for over 20 years. Our Wilmington car accident attorneys are familiar with the roads throughout New Hanover County and know where and how accidents are likely to occur. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case in more detail.

Why Nagle & Associates, P.A. Is the Right Firm to Represent You

When you have a specific problem, you need a specific solution. When you get injured in a motor vehicle accident, you need someone you can trust who understands what you’ve lost and will fight hard to help you recover as much as the law allows.

  • We are passionate about helping people – Our legal team is devoted to seeing that you have a powerful voice to tell your story and skilled negotiation to collect the compensation you have a right to.
  • We do a really good job for our clients – Because we handle only serious injury car accident claims, our practice is very focused and allows us to better serve our clients.
  • We charge less – Our fee is 25 percent (instead of the standard 33 percent) of the recovery we obtain on your behalf.

How a Car Accident Attorney Benefits Your Ability to Recover for Your Injuries

Getting in a car accident is not something people do every day.  All of a sudden you are dealing with a big, unexpected, negative event that you’ve never had to deal with before. The right attorney and legal advice can have a huge impact on your ability to recover compensation for your injuries. Here are a few ways an attorney can help.

  • An attorney knows the law – An attorney has the advantage of seeing the big picture, knowing the process, and being able to quickly identify and resolve issues.
  • An attorney levels the playing field – Having an attorney lets the insurance companies know that you demand fair treatment.
  • An attorney is skilled at negotiation – An attorney knows when and how to use information in a way that is most beneficial to your claim.

The 10 Most Common Circumstances that Contribute to Car Accidents

It is rare when a motor vehicle accident is not caused by something that a driver did or did not do.  Statistics gathered from reported accidents in North Carolina show that certain driving behaviors are more likely to contribute to crashes.

  1. Speed – Going faster than the posted limit or too fast for road conditions is by far the most common contributing factor in car accidents.
  2. Inattention – Not paying attention to the road and allowing other driving distractions limits reaction time and reduces the chances of being able to avoid an accident.
  3. Failure to yield right of way – This is often the result of being in too big a hurry and to a lesser extent not knowing when to yield in a particular traffic situation.
  4. Improper lane change – Not allowing enough space to safely move between vehicles and failing to use proper signaling creates hazardous conditions for unsuspecting motorists.
  5. Reckless driving behavior – Engaging in unsafe driving behavior often leads to unsafe driving results.
  6. Steering overcorrection – Yanking the wheel too hard in one direction at higher speeds can cause a vehicle to lose control.
  7. Improper turn – Making a turn where it’s not legal or without signaling means other motorists don’t know what to expect and may not be able to take evasive action.
  8. Alcohol use – No surprise here.
  9. Disregarding traffic signals – Traffic signals are only effective at traffic control if people are willing to abide by them.
  10. Improper backing – In areas with a lot of people or traffic, drivers need to make it known that they are backing up and should not back into intersections or across crosswalks.

In a perfect world, all drivers would prioritize safety, pay attention to their driving and understand that a little patience can help make everyone’s day better. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. The best we can do is be aware of the kinds of driving behaviors that can result in accidents, avoid them ourselves and be alert to recognizing situations created by other motorists.

Who to Contact When You Are Seriously Injured in a Car Accident

You can be the safest driver on the planet and still get into an accident due to another driver that you have no control over. You can be in the wrong place at the wrong time and all of a sudden your world is turned upside down. You have injuries. You need medical treatment. Your car is wrecked. You’ve missed time from work. The insurance companies won’t leave you alone. It can all become just too much.

The Wilmington car accident lawyers at Nagle & Associates, P.A. are here to help. When we take over managing your claim, all communications must go through us and we notify all interested parties so they leave you alone. We make sure the full extent of your injuries and other damages are known before we ever talk settlement with an insurance company. As our client, your recovery is important to us and we do all we can to see that you get the support you need as you heal. We start by meeting with you to discuss what happened and how we think you should proceed. You have no obligation beyond our meeting and we promise you will come away with valuable information that you can use. Click here to contact us for your free consultation or call us at (910) 762-2355.