Wheelchair Transportation Safety: What You Should Know


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


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


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?


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


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 


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


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


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


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


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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Workers’ Compensation Difficult to Attain for COVID Sufferers

When someone is injured or harmed while on the job, they are presumed to be entitled to workers’ compensation. When they are infected with an illness at work, however, it gets much more complicated. Most notably, workers’ compensation claims filed due to contraction of the coronavirus are often flat-out denied nationwide. People in North Carolina […]

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Your Guide to Motorcycle Insurance in North Carolina

Whether you are a seasoned motorcyclist or a newcomer, an accident can happen to anyone and be catastrophic. Having the right insurance and knowing the details of your policy is critical to protecting yourself and others out on the road. The proper insurance coverage for a motorcycle is not only a necessity, but the law.  […]

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Carma Henson Quoted in Washington Post on COVID-Era Nursing Home Neglect

In May of 2020, North Carolina enacted a temporary law that grants healthcare providers immunity from malpractice and negligence lawsuits due to the strain of the coronavirus pandemic and its unpredictable impact on staffing and services. Since then, what’s known as the Emergency and Disaster Treatment Protection Act, has been leveraged by companies, most notably […]

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COVID-19 Long-Haulers Eligible For Disability Protections and Other Accommodations

While most COVID-19 patient’s symptoms subside within a couple of weeks, others experience long-term effects from the disease such as respiratory problems, brain fog, chronic pain, and fatigue. As a result, President Joe Biden stated on the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act that those suffering from lingering effects of the disease will […]

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Social Security COLA Estimated to See Sharp Spike in 2022

Today’s retirees and Social Security beneficiaries will be pleased to hear that they can expect an estimated 5.3% increase in their payments come 2022 — particularly those who just started receiving Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, those who have been collecting for some time will know that this is […]

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How To Apply For Supplemental Security Income For A Child

A parent will go to any length to ensure that their child’s needs are met and addressed. This is especially true for parents caring for a child who has a physical or mental disability, as their demands are often greater. Lower-income families caring for a disabled child can apply for and receive Supplemental Security Income […]

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H.B. 492 Offers Hope for First Responders Suffering from PTSD

Workers’ compensation insurance, commonly referred to as workers’ comp, provides coverage for injured and vulnerable workers in a variety of different industries. However, the types of injuries that qualify for benefits span far beyond just physical. In fact, in North Carolina, employees can receive benefits for various mental and psychological ailments as well. Recently, post-traumatic […]

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