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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?”

Chances are you have driven through a town equipped with red light cameras to catch drivers who run red lights and to prevent more drivers from running red lights. These cameras are part of a safety initiative to make the roads safer for all parties. A red light camera can be beneficial in that if a driver receives a ticket for a red light violation once, he or she might be deterred from doing it in the future. Additionally, other drivers might know of the existence of the cameras and not want to risk receiving a fine for running a red light, so they avoid running lights altogether. While red light cameras offer a variety of safety benefits such as protecting pedestrians, protecting cars crossing through an intersection, etc., there are some downsides, as well.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What happens when the employer refuses to acknowledge my claim?”

Co-workers — you either hate them or you love them. Regardless of your personal feelings, in most employment situations you will be working with other people. For most people, co-workers are people they interact with at work and do not really see outside of working hours. What happens, though, if you have been injured at work and your co-worker is partly or wholly responsible? Can you hold him or her legally liable for the damages caused? Or, is your employer liable for those damages?

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: ” What should I do if I’m injured as a passenger in a car accident?”

By now, you have probably heard of various rideshare apps that allow individuals to summon a car and driver through a smartphone app to take them from place to place. Common rideshare apps include Uber and Lyft. Taking a ride through a rideshare app can be incredibly convenient. For a little money, you are able to go from Point A to Point B without having to use your own vehicle or drive through traffic. Rideshare also is a safe alternative to getting behind the wheel when you might otherwise be distracted or under the influence of an impairing substance.

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

Every year, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) prepares various reports on car accident statistics all across the United States. Recently, the GHSA has released its findings for 2018. A notable finding from last year is the high rate of pedestrian deaths from car accidents. The report found that the number of pedestrian deaths that occurred in 2018 is at the highest it has been since 1990. There was approximately a 4% increase from the number of deaths that occurred in 2017. Pedestrian deaths were studied from each state across the country to prepare this report. Within the report, there are statistics of increases in deaths in different states. North Carolina is one of the states with the largest amount of pedestrian deaths and a high increase year-over-year of pedestrian deaths from car accidents.

Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What happens if the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance?”

Imagine you are at work, performing the required duties, when something happens and you find yourself injured and facing months, or even years, of recovery. Your entire life is changed by this one incident. Is anyone responsible for the medical bills and expenses that you have after being injured at work? What if this injury impedes on your ability to perform your job at all in the foreseeable future? The North Carolina appellate court has rules on benefits to individuals who have been injured at work.

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

In many lines of work, you might be required to lift heavy objects or move items around. While this might just seem like it is a basic requirement for the job you have agreed to take, it can lead to some serious injuries and life-long repercussions. One of the main types of injuries that occur in the lines of work where heavy lifting is required is back injuries. An injury to your back can be life-changing. A back injury can keep you from being able to perform the essential functions of your job, cause you to lose wages, and lead to costly medical bills that an insurance plan may or may not cover. One way to prevent these types of injuries and repercussions is by making sure to always use proper lifting techniques when moving or lifting boxes.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “Can my employer fire me because I filed a workers’ compensation claim?”

Every year, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes a list of the past year’s most frequently cited workplace safety standards. OSHA exists to set and enforce workplace safety standards. OSHA is dedicated to maintaining standards for a worker’s safety in the workplace and their rights if they should be injured while on the job. If there are violations of an OSHA standard, the workplace is cited and can face serious consequences. The following are the 10 most commonly cited standards in 2018.

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.

Personal injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What qualifies a person to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits?”

If you have been injured on the job, you might be entitled to receive workers’ compensation for your injury. The idea behind workers’ compensation is for an injured worker to still receive income after an injury on the job, to support him or her and help pay for medical bills created by the injury. This compensation can be instrumental in keeping an injured worker afloat and able to recover without stressing about income. However, there are actions, or inactions, that can derail your case before it even starts. Here are things that can harm your workers’ compensation case: