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Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What is the value of my case?”

For centuries, walking was the only reliable mode of transportation available to the majority of the population. Today, however, pedestrians must navigate alongside a variety of different vehicles such as bicycles, automobiles, and trains. In major metropolitan areas such as Charlotte, the risk of personal injury to pedestrians in high-traffic areas cannot be ignored.

Personal injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “If I am injured in a car accident or at work what should I do?”

If asked to think about the safest mode of transportation available to Americans, what would you say? Despite the pandemic, fatal traffic crashes actually rose in North Carolina in 2020. While that data does not include statistics on the number of accidents that caused personal injury only, one can naturally assume that those figures are dismal, as well.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What if a loved one dies from the injuries sustained in a serious accident while the case is pending?”

 

State officials have rebuffed calls to stop installing guardrails that activists say have caused dozens of deaths and injuries in accidents across the United States. California became the 41st state to ban the guardrails this week after a Texas jury levied a mammoth fraud verdict against the company that makes the guardrails.

Guardrails Charlotte Injury Lawyer North Carolina Wrongful Death AttorneyThe North Carolina Department of Transportation is aware of safety concerns raised about the ET-Plus end terminals, but the agency said it is leaving the decision of whether to pull the terminals from state highways to federal officials.

NCDOT spokesman Steve Abbott said his department has not seen any evidence of the end terminals’ danger, despite its awareness of “a couple of incidents.”

On Wednesday, federal regulators approved new safety testing of the end terminals. The NCDOT said it will await the results of new safety testing before making a decision on removing the terminals.

Even if the agency does decide to remove ET-Plus end terminals that have already been installed, it has not kept a database of the locations of the terminals. The state has installed different types of guardrails in different locations throughout the state, and the NCDOT has not kept track of which guardrails are where.

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