Tag Archives: bike accident

Police Promote Bike Helmet Safety

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While cheering on training partners at the US Triathlon National Championships in Cleveland, Ohio, bike injury lawyer Doug Landau compared notes with local law enforcement regarding helmet and bicycle safety. Attorney Landau learned that there are programs in Ohio to educate children about the importance of using head protection when riding their bicycles, similar to

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How to Prove Your Unwitnessed Bike Accident Case with Invisible Electronic Witnesses

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Attorney Doug Landau’s successful bike injury case story was published again! It was first featured in Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly and is also in this month’s Spokes Magazine. You can read the article here Spokes_August2017 or download a free copy of the whole magazine here (look for the August 2017 issue) to see just how the Abrams Landau law team helped our cyclist client

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Contributory Negligence in Virginia and the District of Columbia

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The doctrine of contributory negligence stands for the proposition that if an injured person’s injuries were caused in any part by his or her own negligence, he or she is not entitled to collect any damages (money) whatsoever from the party that was the major cause of the crash. Contributory negligence is really an outdated legal

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Why So Many Road Bike Brake Recalls?

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A recent article by expert witness firm Robson Forensic‘s J. Lucas Elrath examines a troubling pattern of recalls of bicycle brakes. According to Elrath, two of the largest suppliers of bike components — Shimano and SRAM — had voluntary recalls of road bicycle brakes during 2013.  Could this be attributable to new technology that is not

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When a Bicycle Fails

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We regularly post information about recalled sports-related products on this site.  Why do we do so?  Because when a piece of sporting equipment fails, the result can be catastrophic injury.  We want to spread the word to anyone who may be using a defective product. Just do a Search on the word “recall” in the

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Specialized Bicycles Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

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Approximately 173 bikes sold at authorized Specialized Bicycle dealers have been recalled.  The bikes were sold in the United States from October 2011 to September 2013 for a price of $2,000 to $2,700.  Here are the details: 2012 model year Source Eleven and Source Expert Disc bicycles with Supernova Switchable Dynamo Front Hubs as part

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Where Should Cyclists Ride on the Roads?

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If you are a cyclist, where should you ride your bike?  On the street?  On the sidewalk?  On a trail?  Where? This is an important bike safety question and one that has been on the mind of Virginia bike crash attorney Doug Landau.  Landau, an avid athlete and cyclist himself, recently represented a cyclist who

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