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Phelan Petty is pleased to announce that three of its attorneys – Michael Phelan, Jonathan Petty, and Brielle Hunt – have been selected for inclusion on the 2020 Super Lawyers List. In addition, Michael Phelan was named to the Top 100: 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is an objective ratings service which honors…

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Driver fatigue is one of the major causes of 18-wheeler crashes in the United States. The federal agency tasked with investigating transportation crashes and their causes is the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The NTSB estimates that about 30 to 40% of commercial truck accidents are due to truck driver fatigue. Anyone who is tired…

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Phelan Petty is pleased to announce that firm founders Michael Phelan and Jonathan Petty have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America. This recognition is based on a neutral peer review process submitted by attorneys practicing within the same geographical and legal practice areas. Attorneys must be nominated annually by other lawyers to maintain the…

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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), between 2015 and 2017 there were 379 reported pool or spa related fatal drownings involving children under the age of 15. 75% of those drownings involved children under the age of 5. In more than 70% of cases, fatal drowning incidents occurred at residential locations, such as…

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Women who have tested positive for COVID-19 while pregnant may be at risk of placental injuries. The study, conducted by Northwestern University and published in the journal American Journal of Clinical Pathology, looked at the placentas of 16 pregnant women who had tested positive for COVID-19. Thought the sample size is small, this is still the largest…

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Individuals who suffer from a mild traumatic brain injury may recover in just a few months of sustaining the initial injury. Some symptoms can clear up in about 30 days. However, a percentage of concussion victims experience symptoms beyond a six-month period. When this occurs, a doctor may diagnose the patient with post-concussion syndrome (PCS).…

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Electric bicycles are popular around the world. Millions of people around the world own an electric bike. Electric bikes cost $1,000 or more. An electric bike is powered by rechargeable lithium batteries. Riders use the electric motor to power them through hills, headwinds, or fatigue. These bikes can also travel as far as 60 miles…

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Parents put their trust in the manufacturers of the baby products they purchase, believing the manufacturer has tested the products for all foreseeable uses and that the products will cause no harm. When a responsible manufacturer of baby products learns that its product is dangerous for foreseeable uses, it takes steps to minimize the damage…

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