Articles Tagged with car accident

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “The insurance adjuster is saying I am partially negligent what does that mean?”

After a car accident in which damage is done to your vehicle, it is not uncommon to have to speak with your insurance provider and adjuster assigned to handle any claims that you are making. The insurance adjuster is responsible for taking care of preliminary matters that arise because of a claim. Usually, the adjuster will reach out to you fairly quickly to ascertain the facts that lead to the filing of an insurance claim. The adjuster is like a fact finder and will want to hear a statement from you to keep on file. The adjuster may then tell you that someone will be out to inspect the property. You might think that things are going according to plan because it seems like the insurance adjuster is on your side, but this is not true. There may come a time when an insurance adjuster is slow to respond to you, or may quit responding at all.

Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “How much does your firm charge to represent me in a personal injury case?”

Two people were killed and one person was injured after an accident involving two vehicles, according to ABC 12. Three people were in a vehicle that veered off the road into a ditch, and flipped over in the ditch. All three people were ejected from the vehicle because they were not wearing seat belts. Police could not immediately determine who was driving.

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?”

Whether a car accident is a minor fender bender or a major accident resulting in a lot of damage, the experience can be traumatic. After an accident, everyone is quick to assess the physical injuries that might have been sustained. Physical injuries are not the only possible result after an accident, however. Studies show that approximately 9% of people who are involved in a car accident develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD carries its own risks outside of physical injuries and must be treated like a physical injury.

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

The end of winter weather is near, and it seems like summer is just around the corner. Many people think that the dangers of driving might decrease as the weather gets nicer. There is not any snow, ice, or other inclement weather dangers to create issues on North Carolina freeways, right? Yes, inclement weather increases the dangers of driving in the winter, but summer carries with it its own dangers. Nicer weather can result in more drivers letting their guard down since they do not have to be worried about driving over a patch of black ice. Driving in the summer can be dangerous due to greater numbers of drivers on the roads, and their propensity to drive faster in nicer weather. Now is the best time for a refresh on safe driving tips to keep in mind for driving in North Carolina in the summertime.

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

The collateral source rule in North Carolina states that a plaintiff’s award in a personal injury suit can not be reduced by amount that is received by third-party sources. For example, if you are in a car accident and are injured, you might receive payment from the insurance company for medical bills. In a personal injury suit, the amount paid by the insurance company could not be reduced from the overall award amount. Recently, the North Carolina Supreme Court expanded the application of the collateral source rule.

Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What is uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage and how may it apply to my case?

You have been in an auto accident. One of your first thoughts is to reach out to your insurance provider for help and guidance on what you need to do next. Which insurance company do you call? Your own insurance company or the insurance company of the other driver involved in your accident? Auto accident attorneys can help you deal with insurance companies following an accident. In order to successfully navigate the insurance process after an accident, you need to understand the insurance coverage you have. Insurance coverage is required by North Carolina law.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “Are the laws or rules applying to a wrongful death claim different from a personal injury not involving death?”

A car accident came to a tragic end when a vehicle had to swerve to avoid an oncoming vehicle, but ended up plunging off of a bridge and into a creek, according to WSOC TV. A 17-year-old died at the scene of the accident when the vehicle he was a passenger in was trying to avoid crashing into another vehicle on the road. First responders reported that the vehicle flipped over a bridge and landed upside down in the creek below.

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?”

A polar vortex that took over parts of the Midwest caused entire cities to virtually shut down, schools to close, mail to be delayed, and threatened the health of individuals for just going outside. While here in North Carolina, we were not subject to those bone chilling temperatures, the weather the Midwest has faced this winter is a good reminder to keep safe when driving in the winter months. The following are some tips that drivers should remember when driving in North Carolina during the winter.

Personal injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What should I do if I have been injured by another party but I can’t afford a lawyer?”

It is bad enough being involved in a car accident when you are the driver, but being the passenger in a car accident can be even worse. As the passenger in the car, you are thrust into a situation in which you are dealing with injuries from an accident you did nothing to cause.  Who is responsible for paying for the medical bills you now have? Who is responsible? The driver of the car you were in? Or, the driver of the other vehicle? The following are options available to you for injuries sustained as a passenger in a car accident.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Legal Briefs: What if the accident was my fault?

It is safe to say that either someone you know or you yourself have been involved in a car accident at some point. Car accidents can be anything from a minor fender bender to a multi-car pile-up on the highway. However “serious” a car accident is deemed to be, there is no way to predict the injuries that might result because of it. A “minor” accident can lead to a serious injury and a “major” accident can leave a driver or passenger with absolutely no injuries. There is just no way to predict the injury after a car accident. While you can not predict the injury that might result, you can take certain action to strengthen a personal injury claim after an accident occurs. A personal injury suit is a way to collect compensation for the damages suffered as a result of another’s negligence. Personal injury suits can be complicated and confusing, but each one can be approached with the same ideology: Strengthen your case as much as possible. A few simple actions can be the difference from being successful and unsuccessful in your claims.