Tag Archives: bike crashes

What to do if bitten by a snake

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Here is the photo showing where I saw the snake during the Reston century bike ride. Yesterday I posted a “close up” of this deadly W&OD Trail user. Because I want all cyclists to return home safely, I looked about for information on how best to protect yourself. Here are some tips from the “Bicycling

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Poisonous snakes and cyclists

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While riding in the Reston Century last Sunday, I almost ran over a snake. Not just any snake, but a poisonous copperhead that was sunning itself in the middle of the path ! Luckily, I avoided contact with the venomous reptile, but this is not the first time I have seen a large snake on

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Bike Wheels caught in Street Car Tracks

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How biker friendly are the streets ? In Washington, bikers have found the city streets of Seattle to be more dangerous than friendly. Six bicyclists have filed a lawsuit against the city of Seattle over safety hazards concerning the South Lake Union Streetcar tracks. All six of the plaintiffs have suffered serious injuries as a

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Have YOU ever caused a bike accident ?

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In a word, “yes.” Not including my own crashes while commuting, racing or just riding, I recently caused another rider to fall. While riding with the Reston Bike Club, I got carried away talking to a new acquaintance. I caused another rider to go off the the lip of the road – there was no

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Runner run over by biker – any coverage ?

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While sports injury lawyer Doug Landau is frequently contacted to help an injured runner or biker, even in cases where the driver or other party is at fault, if there is no coverage or ability to pay for the harms caused, then it may not be a wise move to go forward with a claim.

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About USA Triathlon

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As a Sprint Triathlon and Aquathon All American, as well as an Olympic Distance Honorable Mention award winner, Herndon multisport athlete and attorney Doug Landau feels that it is important to support the national governing body and the people who volunteer their time so that races can be conducted safely. Over the years, Lawyer Landau

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Pothole swallows cyclist – lawsuit settled

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ABRAMS LANDAU Trial lawyer Doug Landau has helped clients injured by potholes and other roadway defects. One case in the District of Columbia involved a pothole that swallowed the ABRAMS LANDAU client’s front wheel while driving under L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C. Another client of cyclist lawyer Doug Landau was injured when his bicycle tire

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