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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 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.”

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Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “When does the insurance company have to pay for my medical treatment?”

Lawyers have been anxiously watching and waiting for a verdict in the first GM ignition switch case. The wait is over, with the jury announcing its verdict late last week. Though the jury appeared to side with GM, its decision gave plaintiffs reason to be optimistic for the future.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What if my employer doesn’t have workers’ comp insurance or doesn’t file the claim?”

Fox Sports correspondent Erin Andrews just received a $55 million judgment from the Tennessee jury in her personal injury case against the man caught stalking her through hotel-wall peepholes back in 2008. As monumental as this verdict sounds, this does not mean Andrews will actually get anything close to the $55 million. A defendant claiming he is broke, tax codes, attorney’s fees and a likely appeal are all going to severely undercut whatever amount the sportscaster is able to take home.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”

If you’ve been reading the news recently you may have run across some recent headlines about Hulk Hogan. Though Hulk’s wrestling days are largely behind him, he’s been in the news lately thanks to a personal injury case filed against Gawker, an online tabloid that published a secretly recorded tape of the professional wrestler. Hulk sued Gawker and not only won, but won big.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I wait a few months to pursue a personal injury claim?”

A California judge just ruled this month that two women who are suing actor Jay Tavare alleging sexual battery and fraud by knowingly infecting them with genital herpes, may continue their lawsuit. The judge refused to dismiss the case against the actor (if you can’t place him, he won Best Actor at the American Indian Film Festival in 1999 and had a role in Kurt Russell’s 2015 “Bone Tomahawk”), ruling that the women had provided sufficient detail to proceed in their suit for the following:

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “May I choose my own doctor in a personal injury case?”

The Color Run has exploded since its inception in 2011, marketing itself as the “Happiest 5k on the Planet” and the world’s largest single event series. Runners wear white at the starting line and brightly colored powders are shot into the air throughout the run, speckling everyone with rainbow hues. The runs take place in over 40 countries across the world each year and are increasingly popular amongst young people. Charlotte, North Carolina’s next Color Run is actually this coming month on April 30.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I wait a few months to pursue a personal injury claim?”

Anyone who has been watching the news recently has surely seen the legal trouble swirling around the famed comedian Bill Cosby. Cosby is currently facing a multitude of legal challenges, both criminal and civil, related to alleged sexual assault. Though Cosby is already a very wealthy man, the cost associated with nearly a dozen claims could still prove ruinous. Cosby, however, has a surprising way of avoiding much of that expense which may well save him from financial destruction: homeowner’s insurance.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I wait a few months to pursue a personal injury claim?”

Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention get the math wrong sometimes, but with drastic implications for potential personal injury plaintiffs. The health regulatory agency acknowledged this [week] that they had failed to convert some feet to meters in calculating the amount of formaldehyde emitted by some of a lumber retailer giant’s laminate floor products.