Tag Archives: BIke Crash

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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Summer, 2007

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Reston Century August, 2007 The Landaus and Washington Redskins Senior Vice President, Dennis Green. This incredibly strong athlete has been known to hit heart rates north of 180 in spin classes !

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Sports Medicine – Athletes' Cramps examined at The Madeira School Science Fair

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Have you ever gotten “cramps” while swimming, running or racing in a triathlon ? TheAthletesLawyer has “cramped up” in championship DUathlons and during Masters Swim practice. In Doug Landau’s continuing interest in Sports Medicine he serves as a judge at The Madeira School’s annual Science Fair. Each February, the TriathlonTrialLawyer takes part in this inspiring

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Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau’s free advice for an injured triathlete, part 2

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After the injured triathlete has gotten clearance from the treating doctor, and progressed from stretching, strength training, to endurance training for the NON-INJURED leg, then progression to more challenging exercise protocols may be indicated. While Doug Landau’s free sports training advice is worth what you pay for it, he counsels the injured triathlete as follows:

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Free advice for Injured Triathletes, Bike Crash Victims and other Disabled Athletes

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Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau is frequently asked advise injured cyclists, triathletes and other sports enthusiasts because of his background in sports medicine and experience as a USAT All American. More importantly, Landau has experience in bike crashes, his own accidents and sports injuries over the years. Because the injured triathlete’s lawyer spends the time

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Eagleman Triathlon Case (part 2 of 2)

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  So what happened to the young triathlete who was in the crash within sight of the Eagleman Triathlon finish line ? Like many fit multisport athletes, he healed quickly, and returned to training and competition the next season. The Plaintiff is a friend, teammate and training partner of Mr. Landau has since the case

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Eagleman Triathlon Case (part 1)

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    As he approached the end of the Eagleman Half Ironman Triathlon bike course, with the finish line in sight, our client was struck broad side by a motorist who just could not wait… The Eagleman Half Iron Man Triathlon has competitors from all over the world and is one of the top races

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Bicyclists have similar duties (http://www.virginiadot.org/programs/bk-laws.asp) to a motor vehicle when on the road. There is a legal duty to drive at a reasonable speed and to keep a reasonable lookout for other vehicles. They must also take care to pass bicycles at a safe distance and speed. The Virginia Code (http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+46.2-839) provides that any driver

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