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Cycling Safety – Preparing for the Fall

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As anyone who is a serious (or not-so-serious) cyclist knows, the occasional fall is an unavoidable consequence of riding a bike. That is why Herndon cyclist and athlete’s lawyer Doug Landau is such a stickler for safety.  In fact, a quick search on this site will reveal numerous postings about safe cycling. A recent full-page

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Can Medical Negligence be Argued When a Patient Experiences a Well-Known Complication after Surgery?

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For insight into this question, consider a recent case that caught the attention of Herndon athlete’s attorney Doug Landau: This example involves a 40-year old professional athlete who underwent back surgery to repair a right sided lumbar spine disk herniation.  He also had lumbar stenosis. After performing a decompressive laminectomy and BAK cage and pedicle

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Expensive Giant Bike Recall

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Even expensive bicycles costing many thousands of dollars can have post production problems.  Herndon bike injury lawyer Doug Landau lauds bicycle makers who recognize problems in products that they have supplied and then do the right thing by recalling them  “Placing products into the stream of commerce that turn out to be dangerous can cause

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Dietary Supplement Jack3d — Is it Safe?

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The safety of dietary supplements is a frequent subject of debate — one which has, in fact, been discussed on this site numerous times and gotten much publicity, including in a recent piece on the popular news show Rock Center on NBC. Recently, the parents of a soldier who died after taking the supplement Jack3d

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Product Recall – Krankcycle by Matrix with Detachable Seat

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The Johnny G. Krankcycle with detachable seat, pictured to the left, has been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  The seat can unexpectedly detach during use.  Two injuries from falls have been reported. Full details of the recall can be found on the CPSC website. Anyone owning this machine should contact Johnson Health

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Free Trail Ride/Walk/Run and After Party in Herndon

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Athletes and fans have a lot to look forward to this upcoming weekend in the local Maryland/Washington/Virginia area.  Both the Reston and Nation’s Triathlons are taking place on Sunday, September 8, 2013. For those not taking part in either of these, there is a fun, charitable event happening locally in Herndon the day before, on

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DC Police Hand out Free Bike Locks at Metro Station

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How cool is this? On a recent summer day, DC Metro Police distributed free U-locks to cyclists who registered their bicycles with the Metro Transit Police Department.  It happened at the College Park Metro station from 7:30 to 9:30am on Tuesday, August 6. Not coincidentally, the College Park station is Metro’s first Bike and Ride

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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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