Distributing bicycle helmets, safety booklets and bicycles in order to prevent traumatic brain injury during COVID has been a challenge. However, the law firm of ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. in Herndon, and Maverick Bicycles in Leesburg, managed to visit EVERY single Title I school in Loudoun County. A dinner was held honoring them hosted by the Loudoun School-Business Partnership. Since Doug Landau was out of state competing in the US Triathlon World Championship Qualifying events in Texas that week, he was unable to attend. However, Grant Schafer delivered a plaque to the Landau Law Shop to show the Schools’ and Loudoun County’s gratitude.
While Doug Landau liked speaking to, and interacting with, the large groups of fifth and sixth graders that would attend at Herndon area and Loudoun County Public Schools prior to COVID, he believes the small events in 2021 and 2022 were much better than the “drive through” one-and-done’s that became the new normal during the height of the pandemic. Groups of 12-24 students came with parents and adult caregivers for an interactive bike safety discussion to the Loudoun County Public School events at Fredrick Douglass Elementary, Cool Springs Elementary, and Madison’s Trust Elementary.
Currently, ABRAMS LANDAU has a number of helmets in the conference room for the next school year, in order to protect children from unnecessary skull fracture and brain injury. The helmets given out are from the Bell Company, and are guaranteed until each student turns 18. If a student is in an accident and cracks the helmet, or there is some issue with the helmet, it is replaced by Lawyer Landau from the Law Shop’s stockpile, no questions asked.