Archive for the Sports Accidents Category
Herndon injury lawyer Doug Landau is pleased to be selected as a 2013 Virginia SuperLawyer, an honor he has received every year since 2006.
SuperLawyers goes through a complex and comprehensive process of screening and evaluation to recognize attorneys who have “attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards, and have demonstrated some degree of achievement in their field.”
Landau’s practice, Abrams Landau, Ltd., is dedicated to assisting clients who have been injured due to no fault of their own and focuses on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and social security disability cases.
“My clients are usually suffering with tremendous loss and/or pain. The last thing they need is to hire an attorney who is not experienced or qualified enough to handle their case. I’m honored to be recognized as a SuperLawyer, and I hope that injured parties seeking an attorney will think twice before hiring a lawyer without first checking his or her qualifications.”
If you or someone you know has been injured and there are questions as to what laws may apply, email or call Abrams Landau, Ltd. at once (703-796-9555).
You would not think twice about letting your doctor perform a check-up on you. But, have you ever considered turning the tables and doing a little check-up on your doctor? Herndon injury lawyer Doug Landau thinks it is a good idea to verify the credentials of any physician involved in your care.
In fact, the folks at ABRAMS LANDAU check up on doctors who provide expert witness testimony or consultative examinations in their clients’ cases.
Here are two websites that anybody can use to research a doctor’s credentials:
- The American Medical Association (AMA)’s “Doctor Finder” site provides basic professional information on more than 800,000 licensed physicians in the United States, even non-AMA members.
- The American Board of Medical Specialties’ site allows you to verify the board certification status of your physician.
If you or someone you know has concerns about a professional’s qualifications in relation to an injury or disability case, and there are questions as to what laws apply, email or call ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. at once at 703-796-9555.
At ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., Herndon injury lawyer Doug Landau is often asked why he hires outside private investigators. Keeping the job of investigating separate from the work performed by the legal team is important because it prevents the waters from being muddied when it comes to witnesses, evidence, etc. If lawyer Landau did the “gumshoe’s” job, he might be a witness in the case, and he could not effectively be both a witness AND the best lawyer for the injured victim. While Landau, like the best injury lawyers in other states, actually visits crash sites, dangerous premises and accident scenes, he has other accident reconstruction and investigatory professionals make measurements, take photographs and interview witnesses so that they can then take the witness stand and provide important evidence for his disabled clients’ cases.
But investigation costs in some injury and disability cases can be several thousands of dollars. Is it worth it? Doug and the ABRAMS LANDAU team do not “try cases on the cheap.” Landau has seen too many so-called “Personal Injury” and Workers Compensation lawyers settle cases for a fraction of their true value and without spending the time, effort and resources to get the evidence a judge and jury will want to see. As discussed in earlier posts on this site, getting the evidence early and saving exhibits is critical to success in a major injury and disability case.
Here are 6 of the top reasons the best Virginia injury lawyers use investigators: (more…)
Posted by: Barbara in Auto Accidents, Disability, Disease Claims, Injured Athletes, Insurance Coverage, Job Accidents, Medical Information, Slip and Fall Accidents, Social Security, Sports Accidents, Taking Care of Family, Workers Compensation, Working with Doctors
If you have ever been injured – on the job, in an automobile accident, in an airport, or under any other circumstance – then you know that getting and paying for your prescription medication can be a hassle during a difficult time. ABRAMS LANDAU injury lawyer Doug Landau tells his clients about IWP, a national pharmacy service working on behalf of injured individuals.
Doug says, “I am always looking for ways to make things easier for my clients who have suffered a debilitating injury. I think IWP offers a great service and is setting the standard for pharmacy care for the injured.”
If you or someone you know has been injured on the job, in an automobile accident, at an airport, or anywhere else, and there are questions about what laws apply, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555).
Herndon and Reston Virginia Police custom fit every single Hutchison Elementary School sixth grade students with a new Bell bike helmet, bag and safety information
The Town of Herndon’s Mayor, the Herndon Bicycle Police and bike injury lawyer Doug Landau of the Herndon law firm ABRAMS LANDAU spoke to the Hutchison Elementary School’s sixth graders this afternoon in order to prevent needless head injuries and brain trauma. But there was more than just talk. Every single student was outfitted by a police officer with a brand new Bell helmet and given a carry bag and information to take home and share with their families, courtesy of the Landau Law Shop.
Hutchison Elementary School’s Assistant Principal Ross Baker and Herndon bike safety lawyer Doug Landau of ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. putting “the lids on the kids”
This is the second year that lawyer Landau has given a free helmet to every sixth grader. Going to qualifying schools is part of the bike safety lawyer’s goal of giving out 365 free helmets, “one a day” in order to prevent needless injury and death. Landau helps injured and disabled cyclists, joggers and motorists who are hurt by the unsafe actions or decisions of others. In order to protect the Town of Herndon’s children, he is putting “lids on the kids” who might otherwise not be able to afford them. By educating these wonderful students, the Herndon Police and lawyer Landau are trying to prevent them from becoming casualties and statistics. Furthermore, if a child’s helmet has been damaged in an accident, Landau will give them a new one at no cost. If you know of a child who has been in a bicycle crash, and their safety helmet has been damaged, please e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555) so that we can outfit them with a new one and prevent further harms and losses.
Yesterday we told you about Herndon Injury Lawyer Doug Landau’s plan to give away 365 free bike helmets this year to kids who cannot afford them.
But it is much more than a helmet giveaway. An avid cyclist committed to promoting bike safety, Doug also teaches the kids about the dangers of biking without a helmet and the realities of traumatic brain injury. Together with the local police, he shows the kids the proper way to wear a helmet. Then he sends the children home with a free helmet and a safety information packet for their parents.
Doug will be “doing his thing” at local schools on the following dates:
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Rolling Ridge Elementary School (Sterling, VA)
- Wednesday October 24, 2012 at Herndon Elementary School (Herndon)
- Wednesday October 24, 2012 at Hutchison Elementary School (Herndon)
We will post additional dates in Loudoun County, VA as they are available.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a bicycle crash and there are questions about what laws apply, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555).
For the second year, Herndon Injury Lawyer Doug Landau of ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. is doing his part to promote bicycle helmet use in kids. In his “Helmet a Day” campaign, Landau plans to give away 365 free helmets this year to kids who cannot afford them.
Doug spoke about the campaign at the Town of Herndon Town Council Public Session on October 9, 2012. The session was broadcast on Herndon Community Television, and you can view the webcast here . (Look for Doug at minute 10:54.)
Doug told the Council members, “While we help the victims of accidents, I would rather prevent needless brain injuries and head trauma.”
Tomorrow, we will post upcoming dates and locations where more helmets will be given away.
Here are some shocking statistics from the Virginia State Health Department: (more…)
Being named to Washington DC’s “TOP LAWYER” is quite an honor for any lawyer. To be named in several jurisdictions is an even greater honor. And to be named in several areas of law is truly unique. At ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., we were excited to learn that our firm, headed by Herndon injury lawyer Doug Landau, is featured in the just-released 2012 Edition of Washington DC & Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers. Doug Landau is the only Herndon-Reston area lawyer listed in BOTH the categories of Personal Injury AND Workers Compensation law.
Admitted to practice law in five states (VA, DC, FL, CT and NJ), Doug and his team were noted for their ability to represent injured victims in several cases arising from the same accident, disability or occupational disease. Doug says, “If someone is permanently disabled as the result of an on-the-job accident on the East Coast, due to someone else’s unsafe actions, we can help them efficiently and economically in all three cases.”
If you or someone you know has been injured or disabled and there are questions about what laws apply, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555).
Sometimes lawyers take on cases that they are not equipped, staffed or experienced to take. We represent a cyclist who was struck by a car. He originally retained a Loudoun County lawyer for his personal injury case. That lawyer, David Young of the Leesburg law firm Ault & Young, was given records, bills, exhibits and other evidence in order to submit the claim and settle the crash injury claim with the defendant driver’s car insurance company. However, as we see all too often, the Leesburg lawyer did not have the ability to properly bring the case forward; he and his staff did not return the injured cyclist’s telephone calls, and the two year time limit for such a personal injury case in Virginia was soon to run.
The cyclist called our Herndon Virginia law firm, and we tried to call, e-mail, write and fax this lawyer and law firm. As we tell all similar callers, we told the injured victim we could not represent him while already had counsel for the case. Yet with the time limit (“statute of limitations”) running and no word or proof of any work or investment by the so-called Loudoun County personal injury lawyer, the cyclist fired his original counsel and cyclist lawyer Doug Landau stepped in, filed the lawsuit to save (more…)
A good trial lawyer for bike crash cases actually tries injury cases, supports trial lawyer associations, has published results and also rides a bicycle regularly, even one with a basket !
Just as being a good trial lawyer does not make me a good cyclist, being a strong cyclist does not automatically make one a terrific trial lawyer for injured bikers’ crash cases. I was sent information about a local lawyer who is supposedly a plaintiff’s personal injury trial lawyer and a Washington DC area bicycle accident victims’ advocate. Yet, when I did not recognize the name, I looked to find his number in the Virginia Trial Lawyers directory, as VTLA is the group that lobbies for injured victims in Richmond, educates lawyers and the public, and helped me to distribute free helmets to school children. This lawyer was not listed as a member. So I looked in the Trial Lawyers Association of DC directory, as Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County are near the District of Columbia, and many good trial lawyers belong to both Virginia AND the DC trial lawyers associations in order to promote, and give voice to, their disabled clients’ stories. Again, not listed. So I (more…)