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Facebook Posts Used Against Injured Car Crash Victim in Court

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Do insurance company lawyers look on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. to find incriminating evidence to use against injured victims? You bet they do. While visiting lawyers in Georgia, attorney Doug Landau of Abrams Landau, Ltd. came across an article about a recent case where the plaintiff’s Facebook posts were introduced

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Bike Safety Laws in Virginia

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Cyclists who share the roadways with motorists naturally want some assurance that drivers are operating their vehicles in a safe manner.  Part of that assurance can come in the knowledge that unsafe motorists will be held accountable for their actions. Herndon bike accident attorney Doug Landau was disturbed to read in the July issue of

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Car Driving on W&OD Trail

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Words probably can not express the fear felt by pedestrians, runners and cyclists out on the W&OD trail one evening in early June.  A car entered the trail in the Reston area and traveled east toward Vienna for about five miles, speeding at around 50 miles per hour. It turns out the driver was drunk,

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DC Runners Will Soon Take the Heat

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Athletes lawyer Doug Landau is a member of the DC Road Runners Club and the Trial Lawyers of DC. But, Landau does not employ “runners” and deplores those lawyers who do. “Runners” in this context are unscrupulous people employed by unethical lawyers to “chase” cases and be “runners” for law firms that do not get

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Driving Stoned or Drunk is Stupid, but is an "Alco-Buddy Test" enough ? asks Ashburn drunk driving crash victim lawyer Doug Landau

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This one’s obvious. But as an injury lawyer who sees firsthand the devastating effects of drunk driving car crashes, bike wrecks and truck accidents, I was pleased to see a device at a Richmond restaurant recently. The “Alco-Buddy ” is an alcohol breathalyzer vending machine, installed in establishments that serve alcohol. Drunk driving is a

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Europeans vs. Americans: Give a cyclist a break

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“I was thinking of truck drivers as the Tour de France got under way this week: the European truck driver, who sees bike racers out training and invites them to grab hold of his rig for a tow; and his American counterpart, who takes pleasure in running cyclists off the road.” In this quote, Alexander

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After the crash: what to do…

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If you have been in a bike crash or struck by a car while walking in a crosswalk or by a truck while running along the road, be sensible about your situation. Short term “heroics” or machismo can lead to long-term suffering. If you’re down, lie still until you or a qualified person can make

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