Tag Archives: traumatic brain injury

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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Loudoun Lyme Races, Entertainment AND Education

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The 3rd Annual Loudoun Lyme 5K was held in the drizzle to raise awareness and money to help find a cure for Lyme disease – the number one tick-borne illness in the United States. The Loudoun Lyme 5K Run, Walk and 1Mile Fun Run took place this Sunday at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville,

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Fighting Workers Comp Claims in the "Hurt Business"

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“With a denial rate of almost 60%, the NFL’s disability board’s stats rival that of the the Federal Social Security Disability system,” notes Herndon Virginia injury and workers comp lawyer Doug Landau.  Following the heart-breaking series in the Washington Post, Landau was struck at the high incidence of disabling injury mirrored by the large number

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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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Florida Racing Nets Another Win for Lawyer Landau

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The Annual Coconut Grove ALS races and Walk for Lou Gehrig’s Disease enabled Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau to test his fitness on his former South Florida stomping grounds.  Landau and his University of Miami Law School running buddies used to race in the Grove and throughout Dade and Broward Counties. The 12th annual ALS

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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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Westfields Triathlon – Supports Ending Childhood Hunger

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The Westfields Business Owners Association, Community Involvement Committee (WBOA-CIC) along with the Westfield H.S. and the Cub Run RECenter came together to support a great race event in Chantilly, Virginia.  The Westfields Sprint Triathlon race distances were: Swim 275 yards – Bike 12 miles – Run 5k.   Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau finished in the

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BMX Bike Helmet Recall – Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us

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Bell Sports is recalling about 2,500 bike helmets sold exclusively at Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at ToysRUs.com between July 2012 and January 2013 for about $60. The product is the Bell Full Throttle, full coverage bicycle motocross (BMX) helmets with a chin bar. The all-black helmets have UPC code 035011 937052 and

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Maryland Proposes Mandatory Bike Helmets

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There is a lot of data indicating that bike helmet usage reduces the incidence of traumatic brain injury and death from cycling accidents.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says risk of injury is reduced by 80% when a helmet is worn. So, why is a Maryland bill proposing mandatory helmet usage for all

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