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Officials Hope New NC Bike Walk Website Will Reduce North Carolina Bicycle Accident Rates

by Keith Adkins | March 5th, 2015

Since data shows North Carolina has the ninth highest bicyclist and pedestrian fatality rate in the nation, officials have been working to reduce the number of accidents involving cyclists and walkers by raising safety awareness. Now, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has launched a new website dedicated to reaching this goal. The Walk Bike [...]

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Judges Find in Favor of Property Owners in North Carolina Map Act Lawsuit

by Keith Adkins | February 26th, 2015

Landowners are getting some relief in North Carolina today after the state’s Court of Appeals ruled the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) could not use the Transportation Corridor Official Map Act to indefinitely tie up a property owner’s land. The Map Act allows the state to determine if a piece of property is in [...]

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Inverse Condemnation and the “Map Act”

by hef | February 23rd, 2015

Finally! Good news for property owners in North Carolina. If your land has been tied up by the DOT, that’s about to change. Since 1989, the State of NC has been preventing landowners from building on or improving their own real estate if it was located in areas that might be affected by future highway [...]

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Study Shows Medical Mistakes Are More Common Than You May Think

by Keith Adkins | February 19th, 2015

When we are sick or injured, we expect the medical professionals who are caring for us to make protecting our health and safety a top priority. The North Carolina medical malpractice attorneys with HensonFuerst Injury Lawyers explain that unfortunately, mistakes happen in the medical field, and such errors may occur more frequently than you think. [...]

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Study Will Look at How Brain Injury Affects Athletes

by Keith Adkins | February 13th, 2015

Sports-related accidents are one of the leading causes of brain injuries among young Americans today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year, more than 173,000 children and teens under age 18 are treated in emergency rooms for a concussion or traumatic brain injury that was sustained while playing sports. Now, researchers [...]

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House Bill 3 Protects From Unfair North Carolina Land Condemnation

by Keith Adkins | February 5th, 2015

To many North Carolinians, our property is one of our most important assets; however, our state’s laws allow the government to seize land if it’s deemed the property can benefit the public. This is typically referred to as eminent domain. There are loopholes in these laws though that can be used to unfairly compensate a [...]

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Millions of Cars in Major Recalls

by hef | February 2nd, 2015

If you own a Nissan, Toyota, Chrysler, Honda, or Ford, you’ll want to know about these new recalls. More Airbag Problems More than 2 millions Toyota, Chrysler, and Honda vehicles are being recalled because airbags may deploy suddenly even if there is no crash. This problem was supposed to have been fixed in an earlier [...]

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North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Benefits Can Ease Financial Struggles

by Keith Adkins | January 29th, 2015

North Carolina workplaces are apparently more dangerous that ever before, considering new data is showing the number of on-the-job fatalities last year doubled from the previous year’s total. The North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) reports there were 44 workers who died on the job in our state last year. That’s a significant increase from [...]

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents: Driver Fatigue

by Keith Adkins | January 22nd, 2015

Drivers of commercial tractor trailers face long hours behind the wheel and if you’ve ever driven for an extended amount of time, you know how easily fatigue can set in. Unfortunately, driver fatigue is too often listed as one of the causes of truck accidents. Fatigue was recently listed as the cause of a North [...]

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New Law Will Put North Carolina Drunk Drivers in County Jail

by Keith Adkins | January 15th, 2015

It may be a new year in North Carolina, but the state is facing many of the same old problems—including drunk driving. Data from the North Carolina Highway Patrol shows more than 1,300 drunk drivers were arrested last year alone. The state is working to address the problem of drunk driving and the North Carolina [...]

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