Articles Tagged with medical bills

Personal injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “I was involved in a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Do I need a lawyer?”

It is difficult to put an exact dollar amount on the amount of money you will receive for your injuries. Even an initial consultation with a North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer cannot determine this amount, since courts only arrive at a number after communicating with insurance companies, law enforcement, and the parties involved.

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

Back in 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration (USDA) announced that there was a recall of cheese manufactured by Chapel Hill Creamery. North Carolina residents were asked to turn in any cheese based products after the food manufactured by Chapel Hill Creamery was linked to a Salmonella outbreak. While this recall is no longer in effect, dangerous food products are recalled every day in this state and across the country. To avoid suffering injury due to contaminated and dangerous food products, it is best to stay up-to-date on all USDA food recalls. If you have fallen ill already, get medical assistance, and reach out to a food poisoning attorney in North Carolina’s as soon as possible.

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

When we seek the advice of a medical professional, we are trusting them with one of the most important things to us — our health and well-being. Putting your life literally into someone else’s hands takes a lot of trust. That is why it is difficult when healthcare providers do not do their duty and injuries or illnesses are made worse. Mistakes happen, but when mistakes are made with medical care, there can be life-altering consequences. When healthcare providers are negligent in their care, a legal remedy to those affected is a medical malpractice lawsuit. You have probably heard this term before, medical malpractice, but it can be difficult to determine what exactly constitutes medical malpractice. Additional resources related to personal injury can be found here.

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: “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: “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.

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:

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 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?”

The death of a loved one is not something that anyone wants to think about. Suddenly, you are plunged into a world of funeral arrangements, paying medical bills, and trying to emotionally recover from the loss. This devastation can be compounded when the death is caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another. In North Carolina, when the death of another is caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another, there is the potential to bring a wrongful death action and receive compensation. Wrongful death actions sometimes have a bad reputation, however, and many people have incorrect misconceptions about filing suit. The following are misconceptions about wrongful death actions and why those misconceptions are incorrect.