Auto Accident

Despite Small Decline, Distracted Driving Remains Epidemic

Distracted driving–driving while talking on a phone, texting, applying make up, reading a newspaper, etc.–accounted for 16% of all traffic fatalities in 2009. The actual number of people who died on the road fell from the previous year, but the proportion of cases caused by driving while distracted (DWD) remained the same. According to an …

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HensonFuerst Law Firm Featured in Trial Magazine

HensonFuerst was honored this month with an article in Trial magazine (September 2010, Volume 46, No. 9). We were included in a special section called “Justice in Motion.” Here is the article, in its entirety: Like most plaintiff lawyers, David Henson of Raleigh, North Carolina, has had clients whose stories struck close to home. He …

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National Impaired Driving Crackdown

The problem of impaired-driving is a serious one.  While America witnessed a decline in the number of impaired-driving fatalities from 2007-2008, the numbers are still too high.  That’s why law enforcement agencies throughout the country are participating in an intensive crackdown on impaired driving. This national impaired driving crackdown—known by its tagline, Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. …

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Mazda Recall: Half a Million Affected by Power Steering Problems

Another day, another automobile recall. Has there ever been a worse year for car safety issues? Mazda is recalling 500,000 cars worldwide, about 215,000 in the United States, for problems with the power steering. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall includes all 2007-2009 Mazda 3 and Mazda 5 vehicles. The …

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GM Recalling Crossover Vehicles for Seat Belt Problems

Today, General Motors announced a voluntary safety recall of all 2009 and 2010 models of the Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook crossover vehicles. The second-row seat belts may be damaged in a way that makes them appear properly latched, even when they are not. The recall affects about 250,000 vehicles. “Because …

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