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Personal injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: ” I have been injured on another person’s property. What should I do now?”

Owning rental property can be a great financial move, assuming things go smoothly. If real estate values increase, the tenants pay their rent on time and no one gets hurt, it can be a great way to build assets. The problem, unfortunately, is that things don’t always go so smoothly. Real estate bubbles burst, tenants have to be evicted and people sometimes trip and fall. Though we have little control over the first two issues, there are things that can be done to better understand and prepare for a personal injury lawsuit related to rental property. To learn more about how such tenant injury lawsuits work, keep reading.

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Personal injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: ” I have been injured on another person’s property. What should I do now?”

Given the recent winter weather across not only North Carolina, but 49 of 50 states (Florida is the only one without any snow on the ground, even Hawaii has something), the potential for slipping and falling has increased rather dramatically. Studies have shown that more accidents happen in the winter and property owners are often especially worried about the possibility of someone hurting themselves, fearing liability for the injuries that result from an unsuspecting accident. How does this work when it comes to snow and ice? Are the property owners always on the hook?

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: How does the law of contributory negligence play a role in my case?

Even before Black Friday 2016 hit, personal injury attorneys across the nation (including ourselves) had enough cautionary tales to fill a book with the horror stories that routinely befall shoppers on the busiest shopping day of the year.

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

What happens if you’re an undocumented immigrant who is injured in a personal injury accident? In California, the rule has long been that though immigration status would not preclude you from recovering damages, it could result in a much lower verdict. The reason is that a plaintiff’s immigration status was admissible evidence that could be used in calculating damages due to lost future earnings, with the plaintiff being required to calculate earnings outside of the U.S. The rule has changed in recent months thanks to passage of a new law and will hopefully bring more clarity to the personal injury system.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “Can I post about my injury on Social Media?”

Malicious prosecution just may be the hot-button lawsuit of the week. In our criminal blog this week (link here?), we discuss a South Carolina man a jury recently awarded $150,000 in his lawsuit against the county sheriff’s office for malicious prosecution. In addition, one recent and completely unrelated case in North Carolina proves just how varying the underlying circumstances leading to this type of lawsuit can be.

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

A judge in Pennsylvania recently issued an important decision that hundreds of injured commuters have been eagerly awaiting. Since May 2015, when a Northeast Regional Amtrak train derailed between New York and D.C., more than 200 victims and their families have been waiting to see what they would receive to compensate them for the injuries they suffered. Though the judge decided this past week that the total payout would be capped at $265 million, individuals will remain in the dark about their share until separate hearings can be held.

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

Any festival with a name like “Punkin Chunkin” sounds like it would have to be a good time. Unfortunately, news reports indicate the Delaware festival, where individuals sign up to propel pumpkins as far as possible, took a tragic turn this weekend.

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

After a plaintiff wins a personal injury case, many believe that the matter is resolved. The common misconception is that a plaintiff is handed a check by the responsible party and is able to go on his or her way. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case, especially in instances where a jury awards a large amount of money. In these cases, the defendants almost always challenge the verdict, an attempt to have the total reduced.

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

Since the season of Halloween is upon us, we figured now might be as good a time as any for a discussion of the potential pitfalls the revelries this weekend can pose. Because what’s scarier than the prospect of a household full of children pumped full of sugar? Facing any of these potential legal issues.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What if a loved one dies from the injuries sustained in a serious accident while the case is pending?”

Everyone has heard stories about how dangerous trampolines can be. You may know a relative or a friend or have a child who has experienced landing on one at the wrong moment and been shot off in the wrong direction. If you’re lucky, these kinds of incidents can end without harm, other times broken bones or fractures result and, in the worst cases, serious spinal or neurological damage can occur. A recent court case in New York demonstrates not only the harm that trampolines can cause, but also the importance of having good homeowner’s insurance if you happen to have a trampoline in your yard.