Category Archives: Cases – Athletic, Sports & Medicine

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Motor vehicle strikes state college tennis player in Virginia Tech campus crosswalk, part 1

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We have been fortunate at Abrams Landau to represent some truly remarkable and inspiring individuals. For the Atheletes Lawyer Doug Landau, this was such a case… The plaintiff was a student at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. She was walking in the pedestrian crosswalk when, without warning, the defendant slammed into her, hurling her through

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United States Masters Swimming publishes the Abrams Landau "Speedo 6" case

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Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau was again published in the December, 2007 Newsletter of the USMS Potomac Valley Masters Swimming Newsletter. http://www.pvmasters.org/~newsletter/Dec-07/Dec07.htm The Newsletter of the Potomac Valley Masters (the Regional Governing body for the United States Masters Swimming or “USMS”), is called “The Swimmers Ear.” Landau, who had previously written about the United States

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Bicyclists have similar duties (http://www.virginiadot.org/programs/bk-laws.asp) to a motor vehicle when on the road. There is a legal duty to drive at a reasonable speed and to keep a reasonable lookout for other vehicles. They must also take care to pass bicycles at a safe distance and speed. The Virginia Code (http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+46.2-839) provides that any driver

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How swimming illegally can land you in hot water (or worse !)

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Several local masters swimmers got a “cool down” of a different sort this summer when they were charged with “illegal swimming.” While many of us could be cited for “inefficient strokes,” chided for “cheating on the lane lines” or even penalized for “unnecessary roughness,” few Potomac Valley USMS members think about “jail time” in the

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Bicycles, Minors, and Major concerns

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Abrams Landau lawyer Doug Landau has represented many children who have been injured by negligent drivers. The Herndon Virginia Trial Lawyer notes that many bicycle accidents each year involve those under eighteen years of age. In an earlier blog, the 2006 Virginia Bicycle Crash statistics were cited; one of those 12 fatalities and 835 injuries

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Abrams Landau client gets new home improvements

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Home Improvements ? For injured workers ? Is Landau fore real ?   Injured workers under comp Awards are eligible for medical, wage loss and medication benefits. But there are many other types of benefits available according to Herndon Lawyer Doug Landau. Abrams Landau clients have benefited from the experience and teamwork of the workers

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Loudoun County Car and Bicycle crash, part 2

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When Reston bicycle riders were struck by an impatient young driver, they turned to an experienced trial lawyer, injury advocate and triathlete. The injured Reston cyclists contacted Abrams Landau for help. The Virginia cyclists knew Doug Landau, the “Triathlon Trial Lawyer,” from the Reston Century rides (where Doug Landau is shown, at right, with Washingon

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