Car Insurance Requirements in North Carolina

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If you drive a motor vehicle in the U.S., you are legally obligated to have insurance regardless of where you live. However, car insurance is not one-size-fits-all, and the specifications could vary based on your car type, where you live, and your individual needs. At Henson Fuerst, we believe drivers should select insurance coverage with […]

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Affordable Connectivity Program to Provide High-Speed Internet for Qualified Americans

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In November 2021 when Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) was also created. This program is designed to provide high-speed internet to millions of Americans who would otherwise be unable to afford the rising costs of internet services. To be eligible, if your household income is twice the federal poverty […]

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Social Security Administration Resumes In-Person Disability Hearings

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As of June 1, 2022, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has resumed in-person disability hearings on a limited basis, subject to strict COVID protocols, including mask mandates, limited hearing room capacity, hearings scheduled each day and hearing office access to non-claimants and physical barriers between the ALJ, attorney and claimant. Only certain case types will […]

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Social Security Administration Increases Attorney Fee Cap

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Acting Social Security Administration (SSA) Commissioner, Dr. Kilolo Kijakazi, recently announced that the cap on attorney fees in disability claims has been raised from $6,000 to $7,200, effective November 30, 2022. The last time the attorney fee cap was raised was in 2009. For Social Security disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants, the […]

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Significant Cost-of-Living Adjustment Expected in 2022

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced, in an effort to combat the increasing inflation rate, that a significant cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is likely by the end of 2022. The COLA will potentially be as high as 8%, which would mark the largest COLA adjustment since 1981 (when beneficiaries received an 11.2% adjustment). While the […]

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Are You Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits if Your Spouse Works?

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Becoming disabled can be very overwhelming, and the process of seeking help can be just as such. Many questions may arise, such as how you’ll continue supporting your family or whether you qualify for assistance from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Determining eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) through the SSA can be confusing and complex, but […]

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What to Know About Tractor-Trailer “No-Zones”

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Chances are, you have probably encountered a tractor-trailer on the road. While many drivers may think truck drivers have a better view of their surroundings since their vehicle is high off the ground and heavily equipped, that is not the case.  Although truckers have a broader forward view and more oversized side-view mirrors than your […]

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Wheelchair Transportation Safety: What You Should Know

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According to the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death for Americans ages 3 through 33. However, wheelchair users who rely on medical transport for everyday travel are especially susceptible to catastrophic injury in a motor vehicle accident. Unlike non-disabled passengers, wheelchair […]

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Henson Fuerst Secures NC’s Highest Reported Nursing Home Abuse Settlement in 2021

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Our attorneys at Henson Fuerst are dedicated to representing those hurt or harmed due to another party’s negligence and bringing them and their loved ones the justice they deserve. This especially applies to nursing home residents, who are vulnerable and often voiceless in the face of nursing home abuse and neglect. In 2021, Attorneys Rachel […]

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NC Sees More Traffic Crash Fatalities in 2021 Than Any Year Since the 1970s

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In a recent report, the NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program revealed that the number of people killed in traffic crashes in North Carolina last year was the highest since 1973. In 2021, there were 1,755 highway deaths – a 17.9% increase than just five years earlier in 2016. Overall, highway traffic deaths per capita have seen a steady decline […]

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How Much Does Car Insurance Increase After an Accident?

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Unfortunately, car insurance rates increase for almost all American drivers after an accident. Even those not-at-fault can expect their car insurance premium to rise by about 4% following a crash.  On average, car insurance premiums go up 49%, or $348 per year post-accident. There may be exceptions based on factors such as the state, insurance […]

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SSA to Open Field Offices for In-Person Consultations This Spring

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After the forced closure of field offices for nearly two years, the SSA plans to reopen its field offices for in-person consultations in April. SSA acting commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi announced that the federal agency reached an agreement with After the forced closure of field offices for nearly two years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) plans to reopen […]

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What You Need to Know For Driving Safely in the Snow 

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The first snowfall of the year can be a magical time. It kicks off the season of joyous activities like building snowmen, brewing up some hot cocoa, and cozying up by the fireplace.  However, it also begins a period of freezing, damp weather conditions. Therefore, exercising extra caution when driving in snowy weather is essential […]

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National Guard Aids Overwhelmed Nursing Home Staff

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The National Guard has persevered through countless challenges this past year; Aiding Afghan refugees fleeing Kabul., providing security at American military bases across the Horn of Africa, and standing sentinel in Washington D.C. following the Jan. 6th attack on The Capitol among their many noble undertakings. However, they were not expecting one recent deployment: emptying […]

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What You Need To Know About North Carolina’s Aiding and Abetting Laws

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Did you know that you can be charged in someone else’s DWI case without even being behind the wheel? In North Carolina, you can be held accountable for “aiding and abetting” in someone else’s DUI, which means that if you are knowingly contributing or encouraging the illegal activity, you are considered part of the crime.  What Is Aiding […]

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Top 3 Causes of Car Accidents in North Carolina

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Although you may be a reasonably safe and cautious driver, minor mistakes behind the wheel can cost you. You may even find yourself to be unintentionally at fault for your accident, jeopardizing your chance at compensation from your insurance company for any injuries or property damage sustained. The best way to avoid this stressful (and […]

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COVID-19 Long Haul Symptoms May Include Memory Loss and ‘Brain Fog,’ Study Finds

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With the amount of pandemic-related information released every day, it can be challenging to gauge the accuracy of everything you see. This is especially apparent regarding the supposed mental, psychological, and general cognitive after-effects of the respiratory virus. Regrettably, a good fraction of what you hear about COVID long-haul symptoms is true. A recent study […]

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Henson Fuerst Attorneys Voted Raleigh’s Best in The News & Observer Across Multiple Categories

We at Henson Fuerst are proud to announce that our practice was voted Best Law Firm and Best Law Firm – Personal Injury in the News & Observer’s Raleigh’s Best List 2021. This is a testament to our dedication to serving our clients and their families, ensuring that their rights are protected by the legal […]

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COLA to Increase by 5.9% In 2022

The cost of living adjustment has been announced as 5.9% for 2022 — the highest percentage increase since 1982. For many people collecting SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance), this is the highest increase in benefits they’ve seen yet. This is due to the drastic economic inflation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as […]

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Charlotte Nursing Home Cited by State When “50-100” Live Maggots Found in Resident’s Wound

University Place Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte was recently cited by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services after a resident with dementia was discovered by staff to have an open wound filled with live maggots. Infected Wound Recorded by Staff and Sent To Grandson Resident Bernice Mayes’s condition was so […]

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Raleigh, NC 27612
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