Injury Prevention

Young Victim Pushes for Cell Phone Ban

With every year, and every new portable device, the problem of DWD—Driving While Distracted—grows.  North Carolina has already enacted a total ban on texting while driving, and on using a cell phone while driving for drivers under age 18. Should the ban on cell phone use while driving be extended to everyone?  It’s one thing …

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Next Group at Risk: People with Autism

We are proud advocates for nursing home residents, who often live at the mercy of abusive or neglectful staff. Now, there are rumblings in the media that people with autism may become victims of institutionalized abuse, as well. And two of the most illustrative articles have been published in The New York Times (NYT). In …

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Winners of the 2011 HensonFuerst "My PSA Contest!" Announced

You watched the entries… you voted… and now HensonFuerst Attorneys are proud to announce the winners of this year’s Bicycle Safety PSA Contest. Each year, we challenge students from eastern North Carolina students to use their imaginations and create a 30-second video about the importance of bicycle safety. In previous years, we limited the contest …

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Three Common Mistakes Made by Teen Drivers

Compared with middle-aged driver, teen drivers are 10 times more likely to be involved in a car wreck. There have been lots of theories why, but now we know the actual reasons. Researchers analyzed  information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 795 serious crashes involving drivers who where 15 to 18 years old. …

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