Author Archives: John C. Hensley, Jr.
History has shown time and again that under-regulated drug production can have widespread, deadly results. Victims often find little solace in government legislation that only subsequently comes into effect to prevent further harm.
The desire of car accident victims to quickly settle their claims with insurance adjusters is understandable. An injured person may want to focus on healing rather than fighting a protracted legal battle. In most cases, however, quickly settling a car accident claim can leave victims without the compensation they deserve. Patience is a legal virtue… Read More »
The North Carolina Worker’s Compensation Act (the “Act”) is designed to protect injured workers who are hurt on the job. If you have been injured in an accident at work, your employer must provide necessary medical treatment and disability benefits for the time you are unable to work. In these tough economic times, you may… Read More »
The cruel reality about cerebral palsy (CP) is that while it remains the most common motor disability disorder in children, it still has no known cure. The federal government’s alarming lack of dedication to the search for a cure for CP has certainly not furthered the prospects of those with this disorder. Lack of research… Read More »
If you’ve been injured due to the negligent or reckless actions of another, it is very likely that the thought of consulting with a lawyer has crossed your mind. You may hesitate for several reasons, including the often-mistaken belief that the facts of your case are so strong that they will speak for themselves in… Read More »
In order to ensure the safety of bicyclists, North Carolina legislators have crafted a set of rules that bicyclists should follow when on the road. The rules are designed to treat bicycles like motor vehicles, because drivers and bicyclists are responsible for ensuring their own safety as well as the safety of others on the… Read More »
Premises liability deals with unsafe property conditions that result in an injury to a visitor to the property. While the concept of premises liability law may seem straightforward, its application can be complex and nuanced depending on the facts of a particular case. Common types of premises liability A very common type of premises liability… Read More »
According to statistics provided by the Governors Highway Safety Association Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, North Carolina suffered 160 pedestrian fatalities during 2011. North Carolina legislators have come to recognize that pedestrians are one of the most vulnerable potential victims on the road. In this vein, a number of rules have been… Read More »
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a contributing factor in 31 percent of all injury-related deaths in the United States. TBI rates are generally higher for male victims than for female victims. Adults that are 75 years and older have the highest rates of hospitalization and death… Read More »
While some view dog bites as a comical topic, those who have been seriously hurt find nothing funny about their injuries. Dog attack injuries remain an epidemic that has even resulted in the death of helpless victims. North Carolina in top 15 states with dog bite claims While the overall rate of dog bite claims… Read More »