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New Laws Require North Carolina Moped Drivers to Carry Liability Insurance

There are over 28,000 registered mopeds statewide, and moped owners in North Carolina need to be aware of important new regulations. Recent changes to North Carolina law will impact the type of insurance that moped owners are required to carry.  This new law is an important step toward protecting the safety of all drivers. Here …

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National “Click It Or Ticket Campaign” Kicks Off This Week Before Memorial Day Weekend

Awareness about proper seat belt safety is extremely important. Wearing a seat belt remains the most effective way to minimize your risk of serious or fatal injuries during a car crash. According to the CDC, using a seat belt reduces your risk of serious crash related injuries or death by about 50%. With the busy …

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“Drive to Live 2016? Focuses on Teen Drivers

According to an article on WRAL.com, the North Carolina Highway Patrol announced a new initiative called “Drive to Live 2016.” The goal to help reduce the number of traffic collisions and deaths involving teen drivers through stricter monitoring of roadways, and on-site educations  The program was created after a 2015 investigation by the State Highway Patrol …

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Most Dangerous Intersections in Raleigh

Each year, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) compiles a list of the most hazardous sections, intersections and bicycle-pedestrian intersections across the state’s highways and byways. The list takes into account a number of factors, chief among them the frequency of accidents and the injuries sustained, using data compiled over a five-year period. For the …

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Making Sure Surgeons Leave Less Behind…Inside Patients

When patients undergo surgery, they do so with the hope of becoming better, of recovery from some condition that requires physical repair or removal. No one, however, expects to leave the hospital with a little something extra–especially if that something is a sponge, forceps, or other surgical instrument left behind inside the body. This problem …

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Lights…Camera…NC Students Take Action for Bicycle Safety

It is one of our favorite times of the year:  Time for our annual “My PSA Contest!” for North Carolina high school and middle school students. Each year, HensonFuerst Attorneys holds a bicycle safety public service announcement (PSA) video contest for local middle and high school students. The goal is to prevent serious accidents and injuries, and …

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Britain Concerned About Hip Implants

For over a year, we’ve been telling you about the problems with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. Some, such as the DePuy devices by Johnson & Johnson, were recalled due to a higher-than-usual failure rate, causing patients to require second surgeries to replace the replacements. In May 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered …

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More Teen Driver Deaths in 2011

A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows that more teen drivers are dying on the road. Researchers compared the statistics from the first six months of 2010 and the first six months of 2011. Results showed that, nationwide, the number of 16- and 17-year-old driver deaths increased from 190 to 211–an …

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