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North Carolina Lawmakers Consider Eliminating High School Driver Education

by Keith Adkins | June 25th, 2015

Teens are at an especially high risk of motor vehicle collisions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says drivers between ages 16-19 are three times more likely to be involved in an accident than drivers more than 20 years old. Despite these statistics, the North Carolina car accident lawyers at HensonFuerst explain the state [...]

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This Dangerous Summer Heat

by hef | June 24th, 2015

Summer 2015 has only just begun, and it is already a risky season for North Carolina residents and visitors. Why? In a word: HEAT. At RDU airport in Raleigh, NC, temperatures have been over 90 degrees since June 11—that’s two weeks straight. And we have set a record with 11 consecutive days with high temperatures at [...]

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Certain Signs and Symptoms of TBIs May Be Linked to Damaged White Matter

by Keith Adkins | June 18th, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 2.5 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) each year. While these injuries can cause cognitive and physical impairments, they can also cause changes in mood and personality that can be just as harmful to victims’ personal and professional lives. Two of the most [...]

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Breach of Contract Allegations Arise From Non-Payment to Subcontractors

by Keith Adkins | June 11th, 2015

Unfortunately, not everyone who enters a contract upholds his or her duties. When this happens, it may be considered a breach of contract. One such North Carolina business dispute involves a failure to pay subcontractors for work performed on a construction project at the Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem. Subcontractors broke ground on the project [...]

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State Officials Hope To Reduce North Carolina Bicycle Accident Numbers

by Keith Adkins | June 4th, 2015

Riding bicycles is a way of life for many in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians ride bikes on a regular basis, and estimates show that bicycle tourism brings in an estimated $14 million to the state annually. The North Carolina bicycle accident lawyers at HensonFuerst point out that with so many cyclists [...]

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These Are the “100 Deadliest Days” for Teen Drivers

by hef | May 31st, 2015

When my friends and I were teenaged drivers, we went a little nuts in the summer. School was out, which meant, in our premature brains, that normal rules no longer applied. And with the availability of a car and a lot of unstructured time, we had FREEDOM. We would wake up and decide it was [...]

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Another $100-Million Medical Mesh Settlement

by hef | May 29th, 2015

A Delaware jury has ordered Boston Scientific to pay $100 million to a woman injured by transvaginal mesh, Reuters reported yesterday. The woman was awarded $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages due to multiple surgeries and ongoing pain after she had the mesh implanted to help treat her pelvic organ prolapse and [...]

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New Law May Help Reduce North Carolina Nursing Home Abuse

by Keith Adkins | May 28th, 2015

The abuse and neglect of patients in North Carolina’s nursing homes has become a rampant problem. The North Carolina nursing home abuse lawyers at HensonFuerst point out that a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows our state ranks among the lowest in the nation when it comes to the quality of the care that [...]

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Takata Doubles Recall of Defective Airbags

by Keith Adkins | May 21st, 2015

Over the past several months, an estimated 17 million vehicles were recalled after it was discovered they were equipped with defective airbags manufactured by Japan-based company, Takata Corp. Earlier this week, the company stated they were doubling the number of vehicles recalled due to the faulty parts to approximately 34 million cars, trucks, and SUVs. [...]

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Distracted Driving Problem Worse than Suspected

by hef | May 20th, 2015

In North Carolina, it is illegal to text while driving…and yet, 60% of us admit to doing it. (And you know that more people do it who won’t admit to it.) But now, a new survey from AT&T–the company that brought us the “It Can Wait” campaign five years ago–shows that the problem extends beyond [...]

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