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Are autonomous vehicles safe? Self-driving cars and self-driving trucks are the future of transportation.  These vehicles are are also referred to as autonomous vehicles.  The future may be coming too soon for the safety of the motoring public and pedestrians. Autonomous vehicles use a combination of radar, lidar (complex sensors that use laser lights to…

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juul lawsuit

Recently, a case was filed by TorHoerman Law on behalf of a 19-year-old young man who quickly became addicted to vaping, smoking multiple JUUL “pods” per day. The 85-page Illinois JUUL e-cigarette lawsuit alleges that by age 22, the young man suffered multiple seizures, cognitive impairments, balance problems, mood disorder, permanent brain damage, and back…

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Sexual assault

If you are a sexual assault survivor, you deserve to have your voice heard. Sexual assault or abuse is traumatic, devastating, and wrong. You have rights and deserve justice. Unfortunately, myths, misconceptions, and challenges around the reporting process keep many survivors silent. In this article, Phelan Petty’s injury lawyers clarify common issues and misconceptions surrounding…

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Virginia medical malpractice claim

We place a lot of trust in our doctors. When something goes wrong, it’s tempting to give them the benefit of the doubt and ignore our concerns. However, no one is infallible. At Phelan Petty, we believe that victims of medical malpractice deserve answers and accountability. If you believe that you are a victim of…

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undiagnosed brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have a devastating impact on your way of life and mental health. Unfortunately, both doctors and victims often disregard the symptoms of TBIs, even when they present themselves immediately following an incident. To make matters worse, sometimes symptoms do not appear until days or even weeks later. Overlooked and often…

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Rideshare Car Accident Lawyer

Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft make local travel simple and convenient, and more Virginia residents than ever are using these apps. However, if you have been in an accident involving a rideshare vehicle, determining liability can be extremely difficult. If you or someone you love were in a car accident while riding in an…

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Distracted Driving

There is nothing more emblematic of summer than a road trip, but summer is also one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. More fatal car accidents involving teen drivers occur during the 100 Deadly Days of Summer than any other time of the year. Distracted driving is a common cause of…

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The Dangers of Vaping

E-Cigarette Explosion Breaks Jaw In March of 2018, a teenager in Salt Lake City was smoking a vape pen when it exploded in his mouth.  The emergency room physician who operated on the teen compared the boy’s e-cigarette explosion injury to “kind of like a close-range gunshot wound.”  Another treating physician said, “[t]hat’s an injury…

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what happens after an uber accident

Most of us probably do not even think about the possibility of a car accident when we climb into an Uber or Lyft. But once a crash happens, you quickly realize that the aftermath of a rideshare wreck is anything but straightforward. How well do I really know this driver I just met? Who is…

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Congress takes action on dangerous inclined baby sleepers Bills were introduced this week in the U.S. House and Senate to ban all infant sleeping devices with an incline greater than 10 degrees. This would bring the U.S. in-line with Canadian safety regulations regarding inclined baby sleepers. Millions of baby sleepers recalled Inclined baby sleepers are…

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