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Protecting Your Job After a Workplace Injury

by Cary Graham | February 4th, 2016

Your family needs money to live on, and you have to work to make that money. But if you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, how are you going to provide for your family? And will your job still be there for you when you recover? We speak with individuals all the time who are [...]

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Land Condemnation in North Carolina

by Cary Graham | January 28th, 2016

Imagine sitting at home, enjoying a beautiful North Carolina morning when a couple large work trucks pull into your driveway. Several men with surveying equipment start taking pictures, measurements, and soil samples without even consulting you. This may seem like a violation of your rights, but unfortunately, it’s not. And the worst part is, it’s [...]

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Ford to Recall 391K Ranger Pickups

by hef | January 26th, 2016

Ford has announced a recall of 390,000 Ranger pickups, model years 2004 through 2006. According to an article on WRAL.com, the recall is because the driver’s air bag inflators can explode with too much force and cause injuries…and death. In  December, a South Carolina man  died when he was struck in the neck by metal shrapnel after his [...]

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HensonFuerst Attorney Thomas Henson Jr. Selected for Super Lawyers

by hef | January 24th, 2016

HensonFuerst Attorneys is proud to announce that Thomas W. Henson, Jr., who leads HensonFuerst’s Complex Litigation Division, was selected for inclusion in the 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyers list of attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice. Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who are nominated by their peers and evaluated on 12 indicators of professional achievement. [...]

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Commissioners Reject CSX Rail Terminal in Johnson County

by hef | January 22nd, 2016

The CSX Carolina Connector has been in the news the last several days. The main story is about how this railway company is looking to build a major rail terminal in Johnson County. The private company is threatening to use the power of Eminent Domain to take land from average citizens. Clients regularly call us, [...]

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The Right Helmet Could Save Your Life

by Cary Graham | January 21st, 2016

Motorcycle riding is a fun and exciting way to explore North Carolina. But with the allure of the open road, it’s important to remember that every time you get on your bike, there’s a chance you could be in a serious accident. Even the best riders can’t control the behavior of other drivers or completely [...]

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Michigan Stats Show Motorcycle Helmets Save Lives

by hef | January 20th, 2016

Three years ago, Michigan decided to drop their mandatory helmet law. Michigan doctors believe that was a big mistake. A recent article in the American Journal of Surgery, medical researchers examine the before and after statistics for injured motorcycle riders. The results are so powerful that physicians are asking legislators to reinstate the helmet law. [...]

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Parents Guide to Distracted Driving

by Cary Graham | January 14th, 2016

In recent years, distracted driving has become an epidemic. In 2013 alone, 3,154 people were killed by distracted driving, and that number continues to increase. Teenagers are especially at risk. With the advent of smartphones and social media, teens feel pressure to stay connected at all times. According to the Transportation Research Institute at the [...]

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Popular Heartburn Medications Linked to Kidney Disease

by hef | January 12th, 2016

  Prilosec … Nexus … Prevacid. They are among the most prescribed medications for heartburn–more than 15 million prescriptions were filled in the United States in 2013 alone. But now a new study suggests that people who take these or other proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) have a higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease. The study, [...]

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Recall of Children’s Cough Medicine

by hef | January 12th, 2016

If you buy store brand children’s cough medicine at CVS, Rite-Aid, Dollar General, Kroger, Giant, or Stop & Shop stores, you need to know that there has been a recall of two flavors of children’s cough medicine. According to a report on Consumerist.com, the problem is that the dosing cup included with the product has [...]

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