Tag Archives: contributory negligence

Bicycle Wheel Malfunction

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We recently read an article published on the American Association for Justice website about an interesting case in the state of Washington. The details are as follows:  A man purchased a fully assembled bike at a store.  A few weeks later he took his first ride.  As he was pedaling downhill, the bike stopped suddenly

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Wrestlers File Concussion Lawsuit

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Last month two former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestlers filed suit against WWE claiming the organization subjected them to serious brain injury by forcing them to continue to wrestle despite the players suffering repeated concussions in the ring.  Furthermore, they claim the WWE knew or should have known that the brutality of the sport would

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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 Contributory negligence is really an outdated legal

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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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Doctors, Lawyers and others take part in WABA ride

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Shown here getting ready to depart for the full distance “VASA” ride sponsored by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (“WABA”) is Dr. Allen Delaney, M.D. of Commonwealth Orthopedics and, and with his wife (and Physical Therapist) Mary Delaney, “Rehab to Racing” multi-sport coaching services. This veteran triathlete has bicycled throughout the world, and is shown

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Scars from bike crashes and other accidents may be fixed – Free Plastic Surgery Seminar

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Local Plastic Surgery expert Dr. Byron Poindexter of the Reston, Virginia Austin-Weston Center has helped accident victims who have scarring and deformity as the result of crashes, burns and other trauma. The Center has free consultations as well as free seminars. Consider attending a free seminar on Virginia plastic surgery to learn about the latest

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Doctrine of contributory negligence prevents Virginia bike crash victims from recovering for their damages in Court

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Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau is often contacted by injured Virginians who want to bring a claim against the person who caused the accident. While the injured cyclist may have significant injuries and the motorist or trucker who caused their brain injury and disability may have a terrible driving record, the case can be dismissed

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