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Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What is Maximum Medical Improvement and how does it effect my claim?”

If you have been injured in the workplace, there are protections in place to provide compensation for the injuries you sustained. Workers’ compensation is an option for injured workers to receive payment through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. North Carolina passed the Workers’ Compensation Act to provide money to injured workers with the aim of getting them back to work. Pursuing workers’ compensation benefits can be a difficult and confusing process, however, which is why we recommend reaching out to a North Carolina personal injury attorney for help pursuing your claim.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: How does the law of contributory negligence play a role in my case?

It can be nerve-wracking to testify in open court. Even individuals with no issues or anxiety about public speaking can find themselves stressed about testifying in their personal injury case. In an ideal situation, everything could be handled by your personal injury attorney and you would have to say little or nothing at all during the process. Unfortunately this is not always the case and it is not surprising that a court would want to hear from the individual at the center of the case. You will know if you are expected to testify ahead of time and there are things you can keep in mind should you find yourself testifying during a personal injury case.

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

Now that summer is in full swing, it seems like everyone is in a better mood. The weather is nicer, summer activities have begun, and overall everyone is looking forward to a much-deserved vacation. Summer is not all fun and games, however. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are more traffic fatalities in the summer months. This is a surprising statistic for many people who may assume that winter weather would lead to more accidents, but when you examine it further, it begins to make more sense.

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 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 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.