Articles Tagged with Personal Injury

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: ” If an incident report was filled out, do I have a right to receive a copy?”

If a car pulls out in front of your vehicle, liability may appear clear. “That driver is clearly at fault!” you might think. However, sometimes, things are not always as they seem in car accidents in which a vehicle pulls out in front of another car.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: ” Is a tractor-trailer accident the same as an automobile accident?”

The scene of a tractor-trailer crash can be bloody and destructive, often involving fire, explosions, overturned vehicles, and severe injuries. Unfortunately, truck accidents are not as uncommon as it might seem.

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

Foodborne illnesses affect one in six Americans every year, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that 48 million people in the U.S. get sick due to one or another of 31 pathogens.

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.

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 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: “What happens if the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance?”

Every personal injury case usually follows the same pattern — an injury occurs, a complaint is made, the discovery process happens, settlement negotiations begin, then on to the trial and judgement. Each step of a case involves other steps and procedures that must be done. For example, the discovery process is the time when both sides are building their cases and requesting documents from the other side. Another step that might happen during the discovery process is depositions. Depositions are a situation in which one party’s attorney is permitted to ask another individual questions under oath. The following are the basics of a deposition and what to expect.

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

The aim of a personal injury suit is to compensate an injured party for his or her injuries caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another. An injury can be devastating to a person. Not only is a victim left recovering physically, but he or she could experience mental distress and financial hardship. When most people think of filing a personal injury suit, they picture going to court and having a judge or jury come to a decision. However, the majority of personal injury suits never make it to trial. In fact, most cases settle before they even broach the option of a trial. A settlement involves both sides coming to an agreement about the injuries and the compensation owed. However, settlement is not right for everyone. You must consider a variety of factors before deciding whether to settle a case or go to trial.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Legal Briefs: What if the accident was my fault?

It is safe to say that either someone you know or you yourself have been involved in a car accident at some point. Car accidents can be anything from a minor fender bender to a multi-car pile-up on the highway. However “serious” a car accident is deemed to be, there is no way to predict the injuries that might result because of it. A “minor” accident can lead to a serious injury and a “major” accident can leave a driver or passenger with absolutely no injuries. There is just no way to predict the injury after a car accident. While you can not predict the injury that might result, you can take certain action to strengthen a personal injury claim after an accident occurs. A personal injury suit is a way to collect compensation for the damages suffered as a result of another’s negligence. Personal injury suits can be complicated and confusing, but each one can be approached with the same ideology: Strengthen your case as much as possible. A few simple actions can be the difference from being successful and unsuccessful in your claims.

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?”

The hospital is supposed to keep you safe and help you heal from whatever medical emergency or problems you are having. However, hospitals are not immune from making mistakes and, sometimes, can cause the death of a patient. Depending on the circumstances of the death, the victim’s loved ones may be able to file a claim for wrongful death. If the death of your loved one is caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another, the personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are here to help.