Articles Tagged with negligent

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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?”

A popular magician, David Copperfield, was found to be not liable by a Nevada judge for injuries an audience member sustained at one of his shows, according to The Washington Post. In an illusion knows as the “Lucky 13,” 13 audience members volunteer to be picked to go onstage and be ushered into a cage. After the audience members are in the cage, the cage is hoisted into the air while Copperfield engages in banter with the now dangling audience members.

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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?”

Those in Florida who have suffered serious personal injuries due to the negligent or reckless action of doctors can rejoice after a recently issued state Supreme Court ruling. While other states debate passing new and more strict damage caps, those in Florida have come under intense fire from a skeptical judiciary. Though doctors, hospitals and insurance companies may complain, victims of medical malpractice and their advocates say the recent ruling tossing out damage caps is cause for celebration.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What if a loved one dies from the injuries sustained in a serious accident while the case is pending?”

Everyone has heard stories about how dangerous trampolines can be. You may know a relative or a friend or have a child who has experienced landing on one at the wrong moment and been shot off in the wrong direction. If you’re lucky, these kinds of incidents can end without harm, other times broken bones or fractures result and, in the worst cases, serious spinal or neurological damage can occur. A recent court case in New York demonstrates not only the harm that trampolines can cause, but also the importance of having good homeowner’s insurance if you happen to have a trampoline in your yard.

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

Ice Cube and Dr. Dre have been cleared of liability for the hit-and-run that killed Heavyweight Records co-founder Terry Carter, a judge ruled early this month.

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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.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What exactly is a wrongful death claim?”

Damage caps in personal injury cases have become an increasingly hot topic in recent years, with courts across the country wrestling with the issue. State high courts have been left to decide whether and when such caps, usually on noneconomic damages or medical malpractice payouts, are appropriate or even constitutional. Some, such as Florida, have decided that such caps are not only unconstitutional, but also completely ineffective. Others, like the recent case in Tennessee, have looked for ways to avoid making such a decision. To find out more about the recent case, keep reading.