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Bicyclist hits steel grate, breaks neck – jury verdict

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After his bike accident with the steel expansion joints on the Lee Bridge in Richmond, Doug Landau noted with interest the recent case of a Connecticut woman who was injured when she struck a steel grate while cycling.  The Hartford Metropolitan District Commission(“MDC”) has been ordered by a Connecticut jury to pay $2.9 million to

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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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