Tag Archives: traumatic brain injury

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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Foul ball, Loose puck, Flying bat — Who is to Blame?

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Here is an interesting hypothetical case which, unfortunately, sometimes really happens:  You are watching a sporting event when something comes flying into the stands.   It could be a puck at an ice arena, a foul ball at a baseball stadium, or even a flying bat (baseball bat, that is!).  Whatever the object, let us

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National Running Safety Month – Be Seen For Your Safety !

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Having run into a trash can while running late at night on the Mount Vernon Trail alongside the George Washington Parkway in Alexandria, Virginia, I commend Brooks Running Shoes, Illuminite and Knuckle Lights for sponsoring National Running Safety Month. This time of year there are many road races celebrating New Years Eve.  I remember watching

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Herndon Virginia W&OD Trail Crossing Improvements

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W&OD Trail Crossing Improvements at Crestview Drive, were one of the topics at the Herndon Town Council work session.  Biking and running on the W&OD near the Landau Law Shop is of especial interest to Herndon and Reston safety lawyer Doug Landau.  The Town’s objectives were to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety through signage, road

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Cyclist Warning Generated by NYC Parking Meters

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While visiting New York City last week, Virginia Doug Landau paid for parking at a street parking machine.  To his surprise, the receipt that must be displayed in the front driver’s window to avoid a parking ticket had safety information that is intended to prevent needless injury to cyclists.  The receipt, shown to the right,

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Herndon Turkey Trot Draws Big Field

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With over 800 runners, the annual Herndon Turkey Trot drew runners of all ages to the Herndon Community Center and Golf Course. Even a gimpy “triathlon trial lawyer” like Doug Landau was able to enjoy the warm weather and running on the soft grass of the fairways and cinders of the W&OD Trail. Though he

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Aquathon Returns to Herndon Virginia; Sign Up Now!

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Northern Virginia Multisport athletes, this is the event for you.  You can stay warm, not wake up early and even film the entire race !  The Aquathon returns to Herndon in Memory of Jack Corkey. Come out December 8th for our all-water biathlon.  Swim a half mile, then run a half IN THE POOL !

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Bicycle Police Assist Putting "Lids on the Kids"

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Mayor Merkel and local bicycle police visited two Herndon elementary schools today in order to protect sixth graders from bike crash injuries. In its second year, Herndon lawyer Doug Landau’s “put lids on the kids” campaign has a goal of 365 free helmets, or “one a day.” The Town of Herndon bike police answered questions

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Double Header for Herndon Free Bike Helmets

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“Teaching at two Herndon elementary schools in one day is more exhausting than any triathlon I have raced or case that I have tried,” noted bicycle safety lawyer Doug Landau.  Appearing at Herndon Elementary School in the morning and Hutchison Elementary School in the afternoon, Dulles Virginia area lawyer Landau put his money where his

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Abrams Landau is “putting lids on kids” part 2

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Yesterday we told you about Herndon Injury Lawyer Doug Landau’s plan to give away 365 free bike helmets this year to kids who cannot afford them. But it is much more than a helmet giveaway.  An avid cyclist committed to promoting bike safety, Doug also teaches the kids about the dangers of biking without a

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