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Laws Pertaining to North Carolina Bicyclists

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 — A Nuanced Area of Personal Injury Law

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 »

Duties of a Motorist under North Carolina Law

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 »

Federal and State Governments Begin Focusing on Traumatic Brain Injuries

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 »

Dog Bite Claims Increasing in North Carolina

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 »

Key Steps to Take Following a Motor Vehicle Accident

According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 1.5 million motor vehicle accidents cause injuries annually in the United States. In addition, almost four million motor vehicle accidents cause property damage each year. In many cases, the extent of the damage caused is not fully known until some time after… Read More »

Advocacy Group Gives Near-Failing Grade to North Carolina Nursing Homes

When caring for an elderly parent or spouse becomes too difficult, many people are left with no choice but to trust a nursing facility to care for their loved ones. With the inevitable aging of the Baby Boom Generation, more and more North Carolina residents will soon be calling a nursing facility their home for… Read More »

Drivers Caught in Recent Fatal Hit-and-Run Accidents

North Carolina media outlets have been abuzz this year with reports of hit-and-run accidents, including two recent accidents that left two people dead. The incidents demonstrate both the deadly force of moving vehicles and the instinct of drivers to flee from the scene of a car accident. Tragic hit-and-run accidents The first incident involved a… Read More »

The Law Office of John C. Hensley, Jr., P.C. — Revamped Site Launched!

Welcome to the blog of Our Ashville, North Carolina office handles personal injury, medical malpractice and workers compensation cases. For nearly 30 years, our firm has been dedicated to helping injured victims get the compensation they deserve. We understand the stress that injuries cause victims and their families. We are dedicated to helping our clients… Read More »