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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question “What constitutes nursing home negligence?”

A recent study indicates that problems with care at nursing homes across the country may be linked to the poor quality of life of those working in the nursing facilities. The study revealed that nursing assistants are frequently underpaid, overworked, have bad benefits, lack opportunities for advancement and suffer high rates of workplace injury. These problems combine to make it difficult for nursing homes to recruit and, even more importantly, retain quality staff. The high turnover rates are problems not only for staff and the facilities that employ them, but for those patients who depend on their care.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”

Going under the knife can cause anyone a lengthy list of concerns, but catching on fire is not usually one of them.  However, numerous stories in the news this year have highlighted the disturbing frequency with which operating room fires actually occur.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”

If you’ve ever had a stress nightmare about losing all your teeth, this one will make you cringe; an Indiana man made headlines this month after coming forth about a March dental appointment to remove four wisdom teeth that left him covered in blood, in a medically-induced coma and missing all his teeth.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”

When the car wreck happened last September, it was quite possibly the most millennial-sounding story you’ve ever heard. A teenager driving her father’s Mercedes Benz was speeding at 107 miles per hour and Snapchatting when she hit and critically injured an Uber driver. If this is the first you’re hearing of this story, take a moment to let all those Gen-Y details sink in.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”

If you’ve been injured in an accident and have expenses that need to be paid as a result, it may occur to you to file a lawsuit against the person responsible for causing the harm. If you hire a good lawyer and the facts are on your side, you may win a judgment from the court in your favor, requiring the defendant to pay for things like time off work, medical bills and pain and suffering. What you may not realize is that the money you win may not all be yours and that your insurance company has the ability to swoop in and seek reimbursement for money it spent on your behalf.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What exactly is a wrongful death claim?”

Ridesharing companies have become wildly popular in recent years, with Uber and Lyft enjoying eye-popping valuations and tremendous interest from investors who believe they are remaking the transportation industry. Though consumers have flocked to the services, many may not realize the hidden dangers associated with jumping into cars driven by strangers. In some cases, riders have reported being robbed or physically assaulted. Now, a lawsuit in California filed against Lyft is asking for damages for personal injury and wrongful death.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What is the harm of being on social media when trying to settle an injury claim?”

In certain cases, personal injury victims are allowed to bring a lawsuit against not only the person who directly caused their injuries, but also others who played some part in causing the eventual harm. These lawsuits are aimed at showing that the third party was negligent in some way and failed to uphold an obligation to the victim. These kinds of cases can be very beneficial to the victim because they ensure that someone else is liable for the damages you’ve incurred as a result of your injuries. This is doubly true when the third party is a company, an entity with deep pockets that can actually afford to pay what may amount to serious money.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What is the harm of being on social media when trying to settle an injury claim?”

In a ruling that has vendors of alcoholic beverages shifting nervously in their seats, a divided court of appeals ruled this month that a dram shop lawsuit against an Asheville resort for the death of a Charlotte woman can proceed.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”

Most people have heard about the recent blockbuster verdict in the Erin Andrews case. Andrews was awarded $55 million after jurors sided with her after a private and illegally obtained video of Andrews made its way around the internet. Since first being posted, the clips have been viewed some 16 million times.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”

Male circumcision is an ancient practice that is still so prevalent in modern times that it is almost a norm. However, it is important to be aware of the rights of the parents and child involved. An uptick in legislation in recent years has shown an increasing trend for courts to recognize the consent issues surrounding the topic and a child’s right to “bodily integrity.”