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Articles Posted in Automobile Accident

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: ” What should I do if I’m injured as a passenger in a car accident?”

For millions of North Carolinians, ridesharing has become one of the most popular methods of travel. People in North Carolina and elsewhere in the United States rely on ridesharing apps such as Uber and Lyft to commute and get around the city.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “The insurance company wants to send me to their own doctor for a second opinion. Do I have to go?”

Unfortunately, many people forgo going to the doctor following a car accident. Meanwhile, many of those who do go do not provide all the necessary information or fail to ask the right questions during a medical examination.

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

Typically, a driver who causes a car crash in Charlotte or elsewhere in North Carolina is held liable for the resulting damages if the victim can prove that the driver was negligent. However, one of the defenses in a car accident injury claim is the “sudden incapacitation” of the motorist.

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

In North Carolina, those who become injured in car accidents or other accidents must prove that another individual or entity was negligent in causing their injury in order to obtain compensation. However, since North Carolina follows the “contributory negligence” doctrine, you may be barred from recovering damages if you were partially at fault for the crash.

Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What happens if the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance?”

In North Carolina, victims of auto accidents caused by drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs can obtain compensation for their losses and damages. While suing a motorist who was under the influence of drugs when your collision occurred may be tricky, it is often the only viable way to recover damages.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “May I choose my own doctor in a personal injury case?”

In recent years, hit-and-run car accidents have been on the rise in Charlotte and other parts of North Carolina. Many victims of hit-and-run crashes realize that the worst thing about the accident is not the fact that they were injured (though this is definitely frustrating), but rather that it is difficult – and, in some cases, even impossible – to seek justice and obtain compensation.

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

During the summer season, car drivers are more likely to cause collisions on the road, while motorcyclists and bicyclists are at a greater risk of getting struck by a motor vehicle. Why are the summer months more dangerous for driving compared to other seasons?

Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “Why should I hire an attorney to represent me in a personal injury claim instead of handling the claim on my own?”

Police chases are not a rare occurrence on America’s roads. Unfortunately, those high-speed chases often lead to injuries among not only officers and suspected offenders, but also innocent drivers, pedestrians, and bystanders.

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?”

While North Carolina’s stay-at-home order has decreased traffic crashes in the state from about 4,500 in the first week of March to fewer than 1,000 in the last week of April, auto accidents still continue to happen in Charlotte and across the state.

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.

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