Pedestrian deaths soar across Fairfax County

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Northern Virginia Police are unsure why pedestrian fatalities have nearly tripled from last year.  There have been 10 pedestrian fatalities so far this year across Fairfax County.  In 2008, there were a total of four pedestrian deaths in Fairfax County; in just the first eight months of 2009, there have been 10.  This month two

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Pool owner settles nudist’s drowning lawsuit

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An olympic health and swim club was sued as the result of a drowning during a nudist party in 2007.  The drowning victim’s family brought a wrongful death case in state court saying the facility violated state law by not providing a lifeguard for a party held by a nudist club.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported

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ABRAMS LANDAU Law Shop’s neighbor and former Herndon Mayor Michael O’Reilly named to 2010 MWAA Board of Directors

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The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (“MWAA”) has announced its 2010 board of directors. Michael O’Reilly, former mayor of the Town of Herndon, was selected as vice chairman, Charles Snelling was chosen as chairman and Quince Brinkley, Jr., was chosen as secretary. O’Reilly, owner and principal of The O’Reilly Law Firm, served as mayor of Herndon

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City Truck strikes teenage pedestrian causes swelling in brain that requires portion of injured boy’s skull to be removed.

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The City of Norfolk Virginia settled with the mother of a teenager who suffered permanent brain damage after being struck by a city truck for $7,500,000 one week prior to trial. Because the teenage Plaintiff will never be able to work or care for himself, this lawsuit was filed on his behalf by his mother. In December

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Leesburg, Loudoun and Fairfax County job accident lawyer Doug Landau is asked, “How long does it take to settle my workers comp case after I accept ?”

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Settling a Virginia Workers Compensation case has almost always taken more time than settling a car crash case in the Commonwealth.  This is because the Workers Compensation Commission reviews all proposed settlements, whether they involve traumatic brain injury, lifetime disability or a simple broken arm or leg.  Now the Federal Government is also insisting on

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