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Articles Posted in Automobile Accident

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

A new year-long safety study showed that an increasing number of Charlotte pedestrians are dying along Independence Boulevard. There have been at least 26 car crashes involving pedestrians on the highway, which is known for its heavy traffic, since 2016. Of those, eight have resulted in deaths.

Personal injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “I was involved in a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Do I need a lawyer?”

Falling asleep while driving is commonly associated with car accidents in North Carolina and other states. Factors that make motorists doze off behind the wheel include alcohol and drug use, overwork, stress, medical conditions, and long periods of time on the road.

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

School buses are transporting our future generations, which is why it is no wonder that drivers of such buses have a heightened duty of care compared to other motor vehicles. The bus driver is not the only potentially liable party in auto collisions involving school buses, however. Every day, over 25 million children ride on school buses across the United States. Determining fault in a school bus accident is not always straightforward because most school buses in North Carolina are owned and operated by public or governmental agencies.

Personal injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “I was involved in a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Do I need a lawyer?”

You are driving through a highway-rail grade crossing when, all of a sudden, your vehicle gets stuck on railroad tracks. No one is ever prepared for this situation, and it would be difficult not to panic, especially if a train is rushing toward you.

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

Being in a car crash as a passenger is not only scary and frustrating because you have no control over the accident, but also confusing because it may not be immediately clear how to get compensated for your personal injury.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: ” If an incident report was filled out, do I have a right to receive a copy?”

If a car pulls out in front of your vehicle, liability may appear clear. “That driver is clearly at fault!” you might think. However, sometimes, things are not always as they seem in car accidents in which a vehicle pulls out in front of another car.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: ” Is a tractor-trailer accident the same as an automobile accident?”

The scene of a tractor-trailer crash can be bloody and destructive, often involving fire, explosions, overturned vehicles, and severe injuries. Unfortunately, truck accidents are not as uncommon as it might seem.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What if the accident was my fault?”

A large percentage of auto accidents in North Carolina occur at or near intersections. Every motorist is taught to exercise due care when driving through an intersection. Unfortunately, not everyone understands the importance of practicing hyper-vigilance when approaching an intersection, which is why you can routinely see drivers who speed through intersections and fail to give up the right of way, putting themselves and others in danger.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “Should I take photographs of the property damage sustained to my car, of the accident scene, or of my visible injuries following an accident?”

Road rage and rush hour are practically synonymous, as a high number of vehicles and congested roads during peak hours cause motorists to engage in aggressive driving. A 2016 survey showed that nearly eight of 10 U.S. drivers have engaged in road rage in the previous year.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: ” Is a tractor-trailer accident the same as an automobile accident?”

A recent logging truck accident in North Carolina has highlighted the hazards associated with heavy, overloaded vehicles hauling poorly secured logs that hang 20 feet off the rear of the trailer.