Articles Tagged with medical expenses

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?”

Road rage and rush hour are practically synonymous, as a high number of vehicles and congested roads during peak hours cause motorists to engage in aggressive driving. A 2016 survey showed that nearly eight of 10 U.S. drivers have engaged in road rage in the previous year.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What if the medical condition improves before the hearing?”

As the national outbreak of severe lung injuries and deaths caused by e-cigarette use and vaping keeps American vapers concerned for their health, North Carolina has seen an increase in cases of lung injury linked to vaping in recent weeks.

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?”

A fatal pedestrian accident in Charlotte involving a high school student has highlighted the city’s crosswalk safety concerns. The 16-year-old Garringer High School student sustained critical motor vehicle injuries after being struck by a car near the intersection of Eastway Drive and E. Sugar Creek Rd., according to WBTV.

Personal injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What should I do if I have been injured by another party but I can’t afford a lawyer?”

Premises liability is a legal practice of personal injury law. These types of cases typically involve an accident that leads to injuries and financial losses on someone else’s property. A common thread among most cases is that the property owner acted negligently.

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

Anyone who has been injured in any way knows how difficult it can be to recover. From a minor injury to a major injury, the healing process can cause many inconveniences in daily life. For some injuries sustained, an injured party can file a personal injury suit to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and more. In North Carolina, a personal injury suit is filed on the basis of negligence. When another person is negligent and that negligence results in damages to you, there is the possibility to recover for those damages. Many people know that they can recover damages for injuries, but are unsure where those damages come from. How are personal injury suits valued? The following are the ways in which the monetary value of a personal injury claim can be determined.

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

“Collateral source rule” may not mean much to most people. The legal phrase, though unfamiliar, is incredibly important in the context of personal injury cases. The Tennessee Supreme Court recently heard a case on the subject that captured the attention of the local legal community. In that case, the Supreme Court had to decide whether the collateral source rule, a bedrock principle of personal injury law, would remain in place. The decision has important implications in Tennessee and elsewhere.

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.

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

A recent article out of St. Louis discussed a woman who was injured by a flying object and has now sued the restaurant where she suffered her injury. The woman complains of seemingly serious injuries, yet many experts believe her case is likely to be tossed out of court. The reason has to do with something referred to as the “baseball rule” and can have an important impact on personal injury cases. To find out more, keep reading.