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

What started years ago as a single claim against Johnson & Johnson has snowballed into a potentially multi-billion dollar legal mess. A recent jury verdict in California amounts to a major defeat for J&J regarding the potential harm caused by its popular baby powder. Experts say that the recent result is likely to make problems even worse for the company, as more and more injured victims come out of the woodwork. J&J appears to hope that by using some procedural issues it can make the filing of claims more difficult and reduce potential payouts.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What information will be helpful for my nursing home negligence claim?”

It’s been bad news recently for those residing in nursing homes or with loved ones in nursing facilities. After a seeming victory last fall, when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that a new rule would go into effect banning the use of arbitration agreements, there was an important setback earlier this summer. Residents and those working to change the broken system were disappointed to learn that CMS would not continue to push for implementation of the new rule banning arbitration agreements, but would instead craft a new measure, one that helps nursing facilities deny residents and their loved ones access to the court system.

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Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “Should I file the property damage claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company or with my insurance company?”

When most people are involved in an accident they do not spend time thinking about how liability will be apportioned amongst the defendants. Instead, plaintiffs in personal injury accidents are busy thinking about when they will return to work and how they will pay their mounting medical bills. Though it is understandable that personal injury victims have other more important things on their mind, liability apportionment matters a great deal and is crucial to ensuring the accident victim receives the compensation he or she deserves. To learn more about how financial responsibility for an accident is divided among defendants, in North Carolina and elsewhere, keep reading.

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

It has been a bad summer for personal injury plaintiffs thanks to several recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a few different cases, the Court made clear that it intends to protect corporations at the expense of injured plaintiffs, worrying over potential harm suffered by the giant companies, while ignoring the actual harm suffered by individuals. Unfortunately, a recent decision, Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California, continues the same worrying trend.

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Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “Should I file the property damage claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company or with my insurance company?”

Imagine what would happen if you were harmed in some way by a company. It could be financial injury from a bank or other financial services company. Or perhaps an injury tied to the loss of personal information, possibly in a hacking episode. Maybe even physical injury if the company owns a hospital or a nursing home. In any case, most people would expect the next step would be to reach out to a personal injury attorney and file suit. Sadly, filing suit is less and less likely these days, with companies across a multitude of industries embracing arbitration agreements.

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

United Airlines has been having a bad run of things recently. It started with the young girls denied boarding for wearing leggings, then reached a peak frenzy after dragging a paid passenger off a flight in Chicago. That incident led to a personal injury lawsuit and was quickly settled, United smartly realizing it didn’t need the bad publicity to continue another moment. After resolving that recent debacle, United appears to have stumbled into yet another personal injury issue, this time involving a rough landing.

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

One company that’s currently under careful scrutiny is Monsanto, the agri-business conglomerate responsible for inventing the world’s most popular weed killer, Roundup. Since its introduction to the market back in the 1970s, Roundup has gone on to make billions for Monsanto as it allowed farmers to easily rid their acreage of the scourge of weeds and other pests. Crop yields increased, Monsanto made lots of money, everyone seemed happy.

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Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What is subrogation and how may it factor into my case?”

It seems recently that new technological advances are around every corner. Who would’ve thought only a few years ago that we’d have cars driving themselves or the ability to relatively cheaply operate our own sophisticated drones? Technological improvement moves at a rapid rate and this requires the legal system to move quickly to keep up. With the advent of new technology comes new ways for people to get hurt and new questions about how liability is apportioned. Though the law is adaptable, it will have a lot of work to do to answer the increasingly complex questions that will regularly be presented in the coming years. For examples of some of the looming personal injury threats, keep reading.

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

Most people take comfort when they see that a road has guardrails. The barriers are supposed to be there to save lives, keeping vehicles and the people inside of them on the roadways. Though guardrails have saved countless lives, trouble can occur in some cases when defectively designed or poorly tested guardrails are installed. Rather than serving as a kind of protection, the guardrails instead created added danger and, in some particularly gruesome cases, have claimed lives. To learn more about recent concerns involving guardrails, keep reading.

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

If you’re at all familiar with the personal injury world you’ve likely heard of lawsuits seeking to recover damages for wrongful death. Wrongful death cases include those where a person dies due to the negligence or recklessness of another person. The loved ones can then file suit (on their own and on behalf of the deceased) seeking to recover financial compensation for the harm that was suffered.