Halloween Fun for Proud Fathers of High School Athletes

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The annual Halloween Parade is a time for fun and creativity. The Athletic Department came as cheerleaders with “the perfect cheer.” The English Department came as the cast of “Grease,” and the History Department was “Potomac Shore” – a take off on a television show about the New Jersey coastline. Having participated in the past,

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Exercise after brain injury

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Injuries to the brain and spine do not necessarily mean the end of exercise and sports. While brain injury can be a life changing event, advances in sports medicine and rehabilitation have enabled bike crash and car accident victims to remain more active than in the past. It is important to remain upbeat, active and

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Attention more valuable than time for advertisers

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As a trial lawyer, Doug Landau has seen the attention spans of juries hearing injury case testimony in Court shrink. And while shortening his transition times to 25 seconds each at his last race in Hagerstown resulted in a first prize, even that length of time is too long according to many tv advertising agencies

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Bicycle assistance for cyclists – motors for bikes

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Parked outside the Herndon Great Harvest Bakery was this tricked out bike. Equipped with a Bion motor, Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau looked into this company and its products. Bion designs, develops and manufactures electric propulsion systems for bicycles. The BionX name has become synonymous with Intelligent Mobility,

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Steroid possession guilty plea for Reston Chiropractor

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Having tried cases for the Florida State Attorney’s Office, the recent news of a local chiropractor being charged with steroid possession caught the eye of athlete’s Lawyer Doug Landau. The state attorney’s office in Polk County, Florida said Dr. Douglas Owen Nagel of Reston was sentenced to three years of probation, 200 hours of community

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Trampolines Recalled Over Structural Problems

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Trampoline accidents and injuries can be catastrophic due to the impact and damage to the spinal cords and heads of victims young and old. The issues of adequate spotters, padding and instruction are usually at the forefront of any investigation into a trampoline accident. However, when the trampoline itself is defective, catastrophic injury can result

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Goggles can prevent athletic eye injuries

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Having received stitches in my brow as the result of a self-inflicted racketball injury, I recognize the importance of proper eye protection in sports. A recent news story, “Athletes aren’t gaga for goggles“ interviewed coaches, high school athletes and administrators about mandatory eye protection. According the safety organization Prevent Blindness in America, which my late

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Mountain bike safety and scenery

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Owning a mountain bike does not mean you have to go tearing down mountains, slaloming between trees, jumping roots and avoiding protruding rocks. Bike injury lawyer Doug Landau uses his off road bike for commuting to work in good weather, pulling buggers, “trail-a-bikes” and touring in the off season. Mrs. Landau likes her mountain bike

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Cyclists: Get off the Road and Have Some Fall Fun !

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Riding with the Potomac Peddlers Touring Club (PPTC) from Lucketts brought cyclist attorney Doug Landau to “the scene of the crime” and onto smooth dirt roads in Loudoun County. The “crime scene” was the infamous “Squircle” at the Lovettesville Virginia 7-11, where cyclists on the MS Charity ride where arrested for not coming to a

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