Articles Tagged with emotional distress

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

Everyone must pay taxes on their income. The United States Tax Code is set up so that every person working in the United States pays a portion of federal income tax. There are many distinctions made within the Code that define what is income and what is not income. Everyone always thinks of tax implications and ramifications for employment income, but what about the income one receives in a personal injury suit? Is that taxed as income? Does only a partial amount of the reward get taxed? President Trump’s tax changes have altered prior tax law regarding the handling of personal injury settlements.

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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?

Tennessee has been in the news several times recently for very unfortunate reasons. Most recently was the terrible fire that swept through Gatlinburg and, before that, was the deadly bus crash in Chattanooga that left six children dead. That sad episode inadvertently highlighted a law in Tennessee that was implemented years ago and works to shield wrongdoers at the expense of innocent victims, in this case, the families of those fatally injured school children.

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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 Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What happens if I still owe money on the vehicle but the insurance company classifies it as a “total loss”?

When you think of personal injury cases, some of the first things that spring to mind likely include car accidents, slip-and-falls or dog bite cases. Each is a straightforward example of a personal injury in that an individual suffered harm due to the actions (or inaction) of someone (or something) else. But what happens when the victim isn’t a person, but a company? Can a personal injury claim still move forward? Keep reading to find out.

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

Though nearly four years have gone by, the tragic shooting at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater is still fresh in many people’s minds. Expect more reminders of the terrible events over the coming weeks as jury selection begins this week in the first civil trial to take place in the wake of the deadly rampage. Though you might imagine that the perpetrator was being sued by his victims, the defendant in this case is the movie theater chain, Cinemark, where the deadly events occurred.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”

If you’ve been reading the news recently you may have run across some recent headlines about Hulk Hogan. Though Hulk’s wrestling days are largely behind him, he’s been in the news lately thanks to a personal injury case filed against Gawker, an online tabloid that published a secretly recorded tape of the professional wrestler. Hulk sued Gawker and not only won, but won big.