Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What does the “one-bite rule” mean in NC dog bite cases?”
Anyone who has been attacked by a dog knows that the experience is frightening. While man’s best friend is usually a source of comfort and protection, sometimes a dog loses control and attacks a misperceived threat, such as a mail carrier or guest visiting someone’s home
Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can you sue for in a personal injury case?”
Back in 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration (USDA) announced that there was a recall of cheese manufactured by Chapel Hill Creamery. North Carolina residents were asked to turn in any cheese based products after the food manufactured by Chapel Hill Creamery was linked to a Salmonella outbreak. While this recall is no longer in effect, dangerous food products are recalled every day in this state and across the country. To avoid suffering injury due to contaminated and dangerous food products, it is best to stay up-to-date on all USDA food recalls. If you have fallen ill already, get medical assistance, and reach out to a food poisoning attorney in North Carolina’s as soon as possible.
Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What if my employer doesn’t have workers’ comp insurance or doesn’t file the claim?”
Those who suffer injuries at work in North Carolina are able to seek workers’ compensation benefits under North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act. However, a Florida freight broker that contracted with a truck company to ship blueberries has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a North Carolina appeals court decision it argues wrongly decided that the broker was liable for an injury to a truck driver because the truck company did not have workers’ compensation insurance. In its petition, the broker company Owen Thomas Inc. told the Supreme Court that federal transportation law preempts the North Carolina workers’ compensation statute provisions that hold contractors responsible for benefits to the drivers of uninsured motor carriers. According to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act did not preempt enforcement of the state statute because imposing liability for workers’ compensation did not amount to a regulation of price, routes, or services.
Personal injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “I was involved in a motor vehicle accident with injuries. Do I need a lawyer?”
A report states that early on April 6, 2016, a 52-year-old woman from Raleigh, was walking along I-40 in New Hanover County around 5:30 a.m. A vehicle traveling westbound struck her, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators believe Gillum had been involved in a prior accident, as a vehicle belonging to her was found in a ditch near the scene of the accident.
Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What is Maximum Medical Improvement and how does it effect my claim?”
If you have been injured in the workplace, there are protections in place to provide compensation for the injuries you sustained. Workers’ compensation is an option for injured workers to receive payment through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. North Carolina passed the Workers’ Compensation Act to provide money to injured workers with the aim of getting them back to work. Pursuing workers’ compensation benefits can be a difficult and confusing process, however, which is why we recommend reaching out to a North Carolina personal injury attorney for help pursuing your claim.
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 Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What if the accident was my fault?”
Now that summer is in full swing, it seems like everyone is in a better mood. The weather is nicer, summer activities have begun, and overall everyone is looking forward to a much-deserved vacation. Summer is not all fun and games, however. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are more traffic fatalities in the summer months. This is a surprising statistic for many people who may assume that winter weather would lead to more accidents, but when you examine it further, it begins to make more sense.
Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “The insurance adjuster is saying I am partially negligent what does that mean?”
After a car accident in which damage is done to your vehicle, it is not uncommon to have to speak with your insurance provider and adjuster assigned to handle any claims that you are making. The insurance adjuster is responsible for taking care of preliminary matters that arise because of a claim. Usually, the adjuster will reach out to you fairly quickly to ascertain the facts that lead to the filing of an insurance claim. The adjuster is like a fact finder and will want to hear a statement from you to keep on file. The adjuster may then tell you that someone will be out to inspect the property. You might think that things are going according to plan because it seems like the insurance adjuster is on your side, but this is not true. There may come a time when an insurance adjuster is slow to respond to you, or may quit responding at all.
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: “Should I file the property damage claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company or with my insurance company?”
Chances are you have driven through a town equipped with red light cameras to catch drivers who run red lights and to prevent more drivers from running red lights. These cameras are part of a safety initiative to make the roads safer for all parties. A red light camera can be beneficial in that if a driver receives a ticket for a red light violation once, he or she might be deterred from doing it in the future. Additionally, other drivers might know of the existence of the cameras and not want to risk receiving a fine for running a red light, so they avoid running lights altogether. While red light cameras offer a variety of safety benefits such as protecting pedestrians, protecting cars crossing through an intersection, etc., there are some downsides, as well.