Nagle & Associates - HAVE RECOVERED OVER $320 MILLION IN COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS THROUGHOUT NORTH CAROLINA
Jerry and Cheryl East, Truck Driver
Another truck dropped crates in the road, Jerry ran into those crates which threw one crate off the road and the other one into a car. Jerry ran off the road, through a ditch, a fence and into a tree. Jerry ended up in the hospital for 6 weeks and needed 6 surgeries, 75 doctor visits and 125 physical therapy sessions. Jerry and Cheryl were completely overwhelmed.
Rick Mathena, General Contractor and Motorcyclist
Rick was riding his motorcycle down Hwy 86 and was hit by a tractor-trailer that didn’t see him. Rick slid under the trailer and cut a hole all the way through his foot, it was a traumatic experience. He couldn’t work and was unable to get a response from the trucking companies insurance.
Curtis Johnson - Hit by Drunk Driver
Curtis was hit by a drunk driver while at a stoplight. Listen to his story of the extensive medical treatment he needed to recover from his accident.
North Carolina Truck Accident Lawyer
Compassionate, Personalized, Legal Representation for the Injured
Protecting the Rights of Victims
At Nagle & Associates, we are dedicated to helping victims and their families pursue compensation after catastrophic collisions involving trucks. Every member of our team understands the devastating emotional, physical, and financial consequences of these accidents. North Carolina truck accident lawyer Carl Nagle, the firm’s founder, has handled complex personal injury cases for over 20 years. He uses insights that he gained from experience in the insurance industry, having worked as a claims adjuster and insurance defense lawyer handling commercial accident and large loss cases. Since he understands how the other side approaches these matters, he is equipped to anticipate and fight back against their arguments as he advocates for injured individuals.
Mr. Nagle has provided efficient and effective legal representation to victims throughout the state, helping them recover more than $320 million in damages. Since he works exclusively in the area of serious motor vehicle accidents, he has developed strong relationships with many of the leading experts in this field, including doctors, vocational rehabilitation experts, certified life care planners, and accident reconstruction and engineering experts, as well as law enforcement. This enables him to present the full story of how an accident affects a victim’s past and future health, helping maximize the compensation that his clients receive.
NORTH CAROLINA'S TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURY ATTORNEY
Pursuing Compensation through a Personal Injury Claim
After a serious collision involving a truck or commercial vehicle, it is important to preserve evidence and understand your legal rights.
If a truck driver’s negligence caused the crash, the accident victim can bring a personal injury claim against the careless truck driver, most often under a negligence theory of law. Negligence is a failure to act reasonably under the circumstances.
To prove negligence, the victim is legally obligated to show the defendant owed them a duty of care and breached this duty. In truck accident cases, the duty of care is imposed by North Carolina traffic laws and also by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Our legal team knows all of these laws, and we can help to collect and preserve evidence to prove fault.
The victim must also show that the breach of duty directly resulted in injuries and damages that are reasonably quantifiable. We have extensive medical experience, and we can show how the accident affected your life and health, and translate your injury claim into the proper monetary claim.
North Carolina truck accident claims are vigorously defended! For truck accident victims, North Carolina has the toughest negligence law in the country. If the victim contributes just slightly, even if they are only 1% at fault for causing the collision, they have no claims and no right to payment for vehicle damage, medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering. Since truck accident cases involve large settlements, trucking insurance carriers always look for evidence to show that the victim contributed to causing their own accident. Hiring a lawyer early costs nothing up front, and your legal team will confront the opposition by investigating the collision scene, inspecting the truck, taking truck driver statements, and nailing down evidence to prove your innocence.
Even in cases in which the truck driver was clearly at fault, insurance carriers for trucking companies always defend injury claims by seeking to minimize the injury or by asserting that the injury was not caused by the truck accident. One example is the “pre-existing condition” defense. Insurance adjusters in trucking cases insist on reviewing the victim’s pre-accident medical records, and if symptoms existed before the collision, they often deny the injury claim by asserting that the medical condition was there before the accident. We work with your doctors to show that the truck accident worsened your condition or caused new injuries. This allows you to collect a fair settlement that compensates you for all the difficulties inflicted by your accident. We also know how to secure medical opinions in all traumatic injury cases to show how the injury will affect you in the future. This step enables us to collect maximum payment for future medical needs and for all past and future pain and suffering.
Consult a Knowledgeable Truck Accident Lawyer in North Carolina
At Nagle & Associates, North Carolina truck accident attorney Carl Nagle is ready to represent victims and their families after a devastating crash. If you or a loved one seeks legal guidance and representation following a tractor-trailer or commercial vehicle accident, we can help you assert your right to compensation. Since our firm focuses on catastrophic injury cases, we understand the importance of financial well-being and stability to a victim and their family. As a result, we ask for a smaller share of legal fees than most firms charge: just 25% rather than 33%. We represent people throughout North Carolina, including in Raleigh, Asheville, Winston-Salem, Wilmington, Greensboro, Hickory, and other communities throughout Forsyth, Wake, Mecklenburg, Guilford, Brunswick, Durham, New Hanover, Cumberland, and Catawba Counties. Contact us online or call (800) 411-1583 to set up a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision attorney.
ATTORNEY CARL NAGLE - Former Insurance Adjuster and Insurance Company Lawyer
Frequently Asked Questions - Truck Accidents
If you have been in a serious trucking accident and are looking to file a claim, you probably have a lot of questions that need answers. Nagle & Associates, P.A. has provided focused legal representation for truck accident victims across North Carolina for many years. The firm only handles motor vehicle accident cases, which means that clients can be certain of exceptional results. Each North Carolina trucking accident attorney with the firm gives their undivided attention to motor vehicle accident cases, therefore providing the highest chance of a full recovery. These lawyers are more than capable of answering any questions you may have, so take part in a free case evaluation today. Consult for free with an attorney to learn how the firm can maximize your compensation for a truck accident of any kind.
The exact value of a truck accident claim can never be calculated, since there are damages such as pain and suffering that have no set monetary value. Even so, an experienced trucking accident lawyer from the firm will be able to provide as accurate an estimate as possible. Attorney Nagle has more than 20 years of experience and is will prepare your case for trial from day one so that the insurance companies know he means business. The firm is able to settle most cases favorably due to its preparation, but can also provide excellent litigation in case a settlement cannot be reached.
The liable party is the person responsible for your accident. If you played no part in causing your truck accident, either because of negligence, distraction, or recklessness, then you are not liable. The truck driver could have been distracted, fatigued, or even driving while drunk. The attorneys with the firm can help gather the evidence needed to establish liability and maximize your recovery through a claim.
Truck accidents can cause all kinds of damages. There are physical damages, such as serious injury and damage to your vehicle, and there are also emotional damages caused by the trauma of the accident. Truck accidents are usually very serious and can leave a victim emotionally scarred. By filing a claim, you could recover damages for whiplash, seat belt injuries, air bag injuries, neck and back injuries, property repairs, and more.
The statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death in North Carolina is two years. This means that you must file a truck accident claim within two years of your accident in order to recover damages. Waiting longer than two years will result in a denial of your claim and an inability to obtain compensation.
The answer to this question depends on your choice of an attorney. You might think that an attorney is more experienced or capable because they charge higher rates, but this is not always the case. At Nagle & Associates, the attorneys charge a 25% fee that comes out of the amount recovered for your case. If nothing is won, you do not have to pay anything at all. This means that you can always afford a lawyer from Nagle & Associates, because you will never have to pay anything out of pocket.
Absolutely. Trucking companies and insurance adjusters are very tricky and skilled at avoiding full payouts. Attorney Nagle has two years of former experience as a claims adjuster before he became an attorney. Today, he uses his knowledge of insurance companies' delay tactics and defense strategies to overcome their efforts and recover fair compensation, either through a settlement or through trial. He can ensure that you win the compensation that you deserve, which cannot be accomplished without the counsel and representation of a skilled trucking accident attorney.
Nagle & Associates, P.A. is prepared to fight relentlessly for the compensation your case deserves. With his previous experience as a claims adjuster, Carl Nagle has an edge against your opponent and can anticipate their tactics. He has full knowledge of the insurance companies' perspectives and will be proactive in handling your case toward a fair outcome. Most of the firms' cases end in a settlement of which the client approves, but the attorneys always prepare for trial so that a favorable verdict can also be won if necessary. Contact the firm at your earliest convenience to get started on your case!
Recent Case Results
Raleigh/Wake County - Contested case where our client struck cargo that was not securely fastened to a flatbed trailer. Suit was filed after legal liability was denied by the legal representatives of a tractor trailer driver. The defense argued contributory negligence and sought to place some blame with our client which would have resulted in a zero verdict and no financial recovery. Our collision reconstruction experts stood strong and we secured a multi-million dollar recovery for our client.
Westfield/Surry County - Our client was riding his motorcycle back from the Blue Ridge Parkway when an approaching driver attempted a left turn directly across his lane. Our client endured a leg fracture which required surgery and cuts to his hands.
Wake County/ Raleigh, NC - Tractor trailer driver rear ended our client causing spinal fracture which required a vertebral fusion surgery. Truck driver sought to blame an uninvolved driver, suit was filed and the case was settled at mediation.
Mount Airy/Surry County - Client suffered two broken legs in an intersection collision caused by driver who disregarded a posted stop sign and drove directly into client’s path.
Hendersonville/Henderson County - Pedestrian struck in the parking lot of a car wash and incident resulted in traumatic brain injury for elderly victim. Multiple issues contested which resulted in lawsuit filing. Case was settled for the victim’s demand for damages shortly before trial.
Asheville, NC - Funded settlement in Dram Shop case asserted against a drunk driver and the popular national restaurant chain that over-served the drunk driver immediately before the collision occurred. Head-on crash caused blunt force trauma to the face and severe foot fracture. Restaurant denied wrongdoing but our investigation and evidence compelled them to accept legal liability and later pay the victim’s demand for damages.