Tag Archives: BIke Crash

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 Contributory negligence is really an outdated legal

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Recumbent Bikes – Legal in Triathlon ?

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Not every multisport athlete is able to swim, bike or run without some accommodation due to injury, congenital health condition or disease. But the balance between allowing everyone to participate in “the multisport lifestyle” and protecting the competition from unfair advantage means that USA Triathlon (“USAT”), the governing body of the sport, must balance safety

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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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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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Cycling Safety – Preparing for the Fall

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As anyone who is a serious (or not-so-serious) cyclist knows, the occasional fall is an unavoidable consequence of riding a bike. That is why Herndon cyclist and athlete’s lawyer Doug Landau is such a stickler for safety.  In fact, a quick search on this site will reveal numerous postings about safe cycling. A recent full-page

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More Details on Fairfax County’s Master Bike Plan

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During the first quarter of 2013, we can expect to get some more details about Fairfax County’s Master Bike Plan when the county’s Bicycle Program division will make its presentation to the Planning Commission. Herndon Bike Injury lawyer Doug Landau hopes to see plans for more education about bike safety. “Bike safety on the roads

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Take Me Out at the Ball Game ?!!?

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Does a spectator sitting in the grandstand hit by a ball at a baseball game stand a chance at a lawsuit? In the summer of 2010, a trip to the ball park for a Georgia man and his 6-year -old daughter turned disastrous.  According to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a “line drive sliced

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Not Racing ? Landau ? Really ?

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Here’s the facts, since the Reston Triathlon 9/9/12, I have not engaged in ANY run training on dry land.  AND, even though I raced in several 5kms and Sprint Triathlons in order to get in the minimum 5 races in the Virginia Triathlon Series, I have not done ANY running since 10/7/2012 !!! In fact,

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