Doctrine of contributory negligence prevents Virginia bike crash victims from recovering for their damages in Court

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Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau is often contacted by injured Virginians who want to bring a claim against the person who caused the accident. While the injured cyclist may have significant injuries and the motorist or trucker who caused their brain injury and disability may have a terrible driving record, the case can be dismissed

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Bad Dogs – Watcha Gonna Do ?

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Nothing gets Doug Landau’s heart rate up like being chased by a big dog while running or riding ! Even the Triathlon Trial Lawyer has had easy training sessions turn into all out sprints when a large canine decides to attack ! While The Athletes Lawyer can usually smile after his heart rate returns to

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Motorist struck by triathlete wins verdict for "Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress"

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The recent verdict from Montgomery County, Virginia underscores what Herndon lawyer Doug Landau has been emphasizing for years: that contrary to what many injured athletes think, the amount of medical bills and lost wages are not subject to some “formula” to calculate settlement or likely verdict outcomes. In the Blacksburg Virginia Triathlon case, a bicyclist

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VTLA Annual Meeting – "Work Hard, Play Hard…"

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The Annual Meeting of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (“VTLA”) takes place at the end of March. While The Athletes Lawyers spends most of his time there at lectures, meetings, moderating programs and conferring with co-counsel, Doug Landau manages to sponsor a Tennis Tournament and participate in the “Fun Run” sponsored by his friend and

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Loudoun Race Series!

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Potomac River Running is proud to present the 2008 Loudoun Race Series. The series, sponsored by the Potomac River Running Store (see their listing in our “PLACES” section) includes six premier road running events from 5 km. to 21km. in Loudoun County. Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau hopes to participate nd support the charities benefitting

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Are there lawsuits between bicyclists for personal injuries ?

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While Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau has written about crashes and injuries caused by motorists, there are reported cases where the injury was due to a defective bicycle, improperly designed path and even a cyclist striking another rider, not in a peoloton ! The Athletes Lawyer found this report: “Bike path crash results in lawsuit,”

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