Articles Tagged with injury settlement

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

It is not uncommon to hear personal injury attorneys talk about whether or not they have settled a case or taken the case to trial. Studies have found that up to 97% of personal injury cases that are filed in the United States settle out of court. They do not go all the way to trial. If this seems like a high percentage to you, that is because it is. It is rare for a personal injury suit to make it to trial, but that is not to say that there are not cases that go to trial. There are many reasons that a case might settle. Just because a settlement offer is made, it does not mean that the settlement offer has to be accepted.

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

Being involved in an accident, or injured in any way, can be devastating and hard to deal with. You might suddenly be left with medical bills and no way to pay them, the loss of a job because you cannot perform the same functions, or even just the difficult task of recovering from an injury. When an injury is caused by the negligence of another, you might be entitled to recovery through a personal injury suit in North Carolina. A personal injury suit holds the responsible party civilly liable for your injuries and often requires them to pay you damages for the injury. This might seem like an easy and straightforward process, but it can be complicated and must be done correctly in order to receive a favorable judgment.

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Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “How much time do I have to file a claim for my personal injuries after an accident?”

Most people know how to take simple steps to protect their family from harm. Families install smoke detectors and lock their doors. They put child locks on cabinets containing chemicals and other harmful products. The wear their seatbelts. Though all are important, it’s scary to think about how many harms hide just beneath the surface, harms that almost no one can guard against. Two major chemical companies recently announced that they had agreed to settle thousands of cases related to just such a hidden problem.

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Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “Do I have to pay taxes on a settlement or jury award in a personal injury case?”

A waiver was not enough to protect a New Jersey waterpark from a lawsuit for gross negligence by one of its patrons injured in an accident there, a judge has ruled.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What if my employer doesn’t have workers’ comp insurance or doesn’t file the claim?”

Fox Sports correspondent Erin Andrews just received a $55 million judgment from the Tennessee jury in her personal injury case against the man caught stalking her through hotel-wall peepholes back in 2008. As monumental as this verdict sounds, this does not mean Andrews will actually get anything close to the $55 million. A defendant claiming he is broke, tax codes, attorney’s fees and a likely appeal are all going to severely undercut whatever amount the sportscaster is able to take home.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “May I choose my own doctor in a personal injury case?”

Injured patients have been watching and waiting for a result in the second of what will likely be many personal injury lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson over its DePuy metal-on-metal hip implants. The wait is now over as a jury in Texas came back after a week of deliberations and found that the hip implants were defectively designed. As a result of the defective design and lack of warning by Johnson & Johnson, jurors awarded a total of $500 million to a pool of five plaintiffs.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What exactly is a wrongful death claim?”

Johnson & Johnson made the headlines this past week over a claim that its popular baby powder was responsible for causing cancer and, ultimately, the death of a woman who used the product. The suit led to a massive $72 million verdict against the company, $10 million in actual damages and $62 million in punitive damages, and resulted in alarm among many given how popular the product is. Unfortunately, despite the potential importance of the claim, many newspaper articles failed to provide much detail, offering only the sensational tidbits.