Articles Tagged with wrongful death

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What exactly is a wrongful death claim?”

People may be vaguely aware of the notion of immunity, that certain people are legally protected from being sued for their actions. Often this immunity surfaces in cases involving police officers who are generally shielded from personal liability as a result of performing their government sanctioned job. Though the liability does not extend to cover every situation, it is rather broad and can limit or totally eliminate the money that injured individuals can collect from an otherwise responsible party.

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Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “How much time do I have to file a claim for my personal injuries after an accident?”

Every once in a while an important case comes along that sends the legal system scrambling. Many imagine these cases receive a great degree of fanfare, with names that stick in everyone’s mind. Though that is certainly true in some cases, there are a number of crucially important Supreme Court cases that have tremendous impact on the legal system, which are never widely known outside of the legal community. One example of that is the recently decided Bristol-Myers Squibb case.

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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?”

When most people are involved in an accident they do not spend time thinking about how liability will be apportioned amongst the defendants. Instead, plaintiffs in personal injury accidents are busy thinking about when they will return to work and how they will pay their mounting medical bills. Though it is understandable that personal injury victims have other more important things on their mind, liability apportionment matters a great deal and is crucial to ensuring the accident victim receives the compensation he or she deserves. To learn more about how financial responsibility for an accident is divided among defendants, in North Carolina and elsewhere, keep reading.

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Charlotte DWI Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “Can I represent myself on a traffic ticket?”

With the number of auto accident fatalities rising, many have been eager to identify the source of the increase. Some have blamed the increasing prevalence of smartphones and the attraction of text messaging. Others say that the rise can be attributed to a more general increase in the number of people on the roads. Still others blame pedestrians and bicyclists, saying that their distraction as well as increased presence on roadways is leading to higher numbers of deaths.

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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?”

A recent legal article about liability for harm suffered by employees on-the-job contained a curious reference to a New York law that few outside of the state ever encounter. The law is known as the Scaffold Law and it apples to construction projects located in New York State. To learn more about the law, its origins, its critics and what may come of it, keep reading.

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Why should I hire an attorney to represent me in a personal injury claim?

Whenever there’s a stampede, it’s important to look carefully to find the cause. People don’t move suddenly and in large numbers for no reason, after all. If there’s a dramatic increase in activity, it’s a good idea to find out why. The same holds true when it comes to lawyers. If you see attorneys taking action all of sudden and seemingly without warning it makes sense to pay attention and try to learn more about what might be going on.

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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: “How do worker comps payments work?”

It’s been a rough start for the Trump administration by almost any measure. They’ve had trouble articulating their legislative vision for the country and have had even more trouble executing. One of the few policy positions that has been made clear is the desire to streamline regulations, something the administration views as unnecessarily oppressive and anti-business. Though some have celebrated the change, many others are skeptical if not outright hostile, especially as the practical impact of that ideology begins to come into focus.

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Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What exactly is a wrongful death claim?”

If you’re at all familiar with the personal injury world you’ve likely heard of lawsuits seeking to recover damages for wrongful death. Wrongful death cases include those where a person dies due to the negligence or recklessness of another person. The loved ones can then file suit (on their own and on behalf of the deceased) seeking to recover financial compensation for the harm that was suffered.

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Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What if I am unable to work following the accident, as a result of my injuries? Will I be able to recover my lost wages?”

Though it seems hard to imagine, thousands of people go to work each year and fail to make it home safely at the end of the day. These people are merely trying to earn a living and provide for their families, but due to some unexpected incident, almost always outside of their control, they end up losing their lives instead. Though it’s tragic this should occur at all, the hope is that it happens as little as possible. Unfortunately, a recent article in the New York Times indicates that fatal workplace accidents may actually be ticking back up, with final numbers from 2015 ranking highest since 2008.