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Back Again for Guilford Elementary School Bike Rodeo

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For the fifth year in a row, Abrams Landau, Ltd. presented its Lids on Kids brain injury prevention and free bike helmet distribution program at Guilford Elementary School in Sterling, Virginia. Attorney Doug Landau, Melissa Landau, physical education teacher Mark Pankau and parent volunteers helped fit students of all shapes and sizes in Bell bike

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Police Presence at Hutchison Elementary School Protects Children

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Local bicycle police officers fitted the entire sixth-grade at Herndon’s Hutchison Elementary School with brand-new bicycle helmets. This was the latest stop on the “Putting Lids on Kids” program, jointly funded by the Herndon law firm Abrams Landau, Ltd.  and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Foundation. This worthy program distributes free bike helmets and brain injury

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Infant Bicycle Helmet Recall

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Only a couple weeks after another successful helmet distribution and brain injury prevention program at a local Fairfax County elementary school,  Abrams Landau, Ltd. attorney Doug Landau was made aware of a recall of potentially dangerous helmets. Pacific Cycle is recalling approximately 129,000 Schwinn “No-Pinch Buckle” Infant Bike Helmets due to a choking hazard.  The

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Abrams Landau Puts Lids on More Kids!

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Guilford Elementary School’s gym was abuzz with students, parents, and siblings Wednesday after school. The rain-delayed “Bike Rodeo” was about to start, and every Guilford “Gator” would get a free bicycle helmet and learn about head injury prevention. Approximately 60 students and their parents gathered for this free event organized by P.E. teacher Mark Pankau.

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NCAA Concussion Settlement

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“Medical monitoring and future treatment will help those amateur athletes who have traumatic brain injuries going forward,” according to Herndon head injury lawyer Doug Landau, “and the education and early diagnosis in the future will hopefully prevent permanent disability that sidelines college sports team members who sustain a concussion.”  The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) —

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Helmet Pledge and Contract

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In our last post, we provided some highlights of the Bike Rodeo and Safety Day held at Guilford Elementary School in Sterling, VA earlier this month.  In this post, we share the Helmet Pledge and Contract that was given by Herndon bike accident attorney Doug Landau to students and their parents who attended the event.

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Helmet a Day Campaign Continues at Guilford Elementary Bike Rodeo

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The first ever Guilford Elementary School Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Day was an enormous success! Thank you to PE Director Mark Pankau and Principals David Stewart and Lottie Spurlock for sharing the event with Abrams Landau, Ltd. Herndon bike accident lawyer Doug Landau, his wife Melissa, and daughters Danielle and Nicole attended the event at

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Virginia Ranks 16th for Bicycle Safety in the Nation

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The League of American Bicyclists has released its 2013 ranking of bicycle friendly states.  Virginia comes in at #16, an improvement over 2012’s 17th place. Click here to see Virginia’s Bicycle Report Card, which, among other measures, provides feedback to the Commonwealth for areas in which the state can improve its bike friendliness According to

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National Bike to School Day May 8

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Hooray for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) which announced last month that it will participate in this year’s National Bike to School Day! The largest school system in Virginia will encourage its teachers, staff, and students to bike to school on May 8 in order to promote good health through physical activity, and reduce traffic

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