Articles Tagged with punitive damages

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

When we are sick, injured, or otherwise needing medical attention, we expect our medical professionals to treat us with care and attention so that we can get back to our “normal,” healthy selves. Doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other medical staff/providers are responsible for the well-being and care of people and therefore are held to a standard of care to provide to their patients. Even with care requirements, mistakes can happen that result in additional injuries or damages to an individual. This sometimes results in a legal claim for medical malpractice.

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Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “How long will it take for my case to be resolved?”

Injuries can be devastating to every aspect of your life. You might be physically suffering an injury, trying to heal, juggling doctors appointments, or even just surviving the financial burden an injury can have. Outside of the medical costs associated with injuries, there are other financial aspects that people might not consider. If you are injured to the extent that you are unable to work, you have lost wages. In fact, you might even permanently be unable to perform job functions, impacting the earning potential you have for the rest of your life. In North Carolina, when an individual is injured through the negligence or wrongful act of another, that person can seek damages through a personal injury suit. There are many different factors that go into calculating damages.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “The insurance adjuster is saying I am partially negligent what does that mean?”

Everyone must pay taxes on their income. The United States Tax Code is set up so that every person working in the United States pays a portion of federal income tax. There are many distinctions made within the Code that define what is income and what is not income. Everyone always thinks of tax implications and ramifications for employment income, but what about the income one receives in a personal injury suit? Is that taxed as income? Does only a partial amount of the reward get taxed? President Trump’s tax changes have altered prior tax law regarding the handling of personal injury settlements.

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

Not long ago we wrote about the string of losses faced by consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson. The company had been on a streak, losing several cases in a row that set J&J back hundreds of millions of dollars. Unfortunately for those who have been injured by J&J products, that trend may now have ended, with the company securing an important win before a Missouri appeals court last month.

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Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “How long will it take for my case to be resolved?”

The woman suing University of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon for allegedly punching her in the face in 2014 is fighting the football player’s efforts to get the venue, or location, of the lawsuit changed to Oklahoma, where the incident occurred.

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

If you’ve been reading the news recently you may have run across some recent headlines about Hulk Hogan. Though Hulk’s wrestling days are largely behind him, he’s been in the news lately thanks to a personal injury case filed against Gawker, an online tabloid that published a secretly recorded tape of the professional wrestler. Hulk sued Gawker and not only won, but won big.

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

Lawyers representing the victims of a fatal crash on I-85 near Chapel Hill have added two businesses as named defendants to their lawsuit. The crash occurred when a 20-year-old UNC student, Chandler Kania, collided head on with a vehicle on I-85 while traveling in the wrong direction on the interstate. The crash occurred at 3:00 a.m., killing three and leaving a nine-year-old girl as the only survivor in the victims’ car.

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

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has been in the news a lot recently. There have been heated battles between supporters and opponents of the activity, disputes that frequently boil over into legislative chambers and courtrooms. Supporters argue that fracking is a novel, though safe, approach to extract oil from the ground in otherwise hard to reach spots, which creates jobs and economic development. Critics argue that the chemicals used to bring the oil to the surface may be slowly poisoning the water supply and that the force with which the chemicals are pumped underground can cause earthquakes and untold other damage.

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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?”

Police are looking for someone who decapitated a thirteen-year-old deaf-and-blind service dog.