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Tough Mudder Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Last May, Avishek Sengupta, a 28 year old Maryland man, died the day after he jumped into 13 feet of muddy water as a participant in the Tough Mudder obstacle course race held in West Virginia. Sengupta’s mother has filed a wrongful death suit in West Virginia against Tough Mudder, alleging that the race organizers

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Distracted Drivers a Danger on the Roads

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Distracted drivers are a danger.  No one would argue that point.  Athletes who train on or near our roadways are particularly vulnerable to a driver who takes his or her eyes off the road, even for a few seconds. This moving video shows just how much one driver’s brief distraction can impact so many lives.

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Yesterday we looked at the possible causes for the deaths of swimmers in Triathlon and other open water competition. Pre-existing cardiac conditions may be one plausible theory. One such pre-existing condition could be “Long QT syndrome.” This is an “inherited defect in heart rhythm that predisposes to syncope without warning (sudden fainting spells), dizziness, palpitations,

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Free WABA Membership for Law Enforcement Officers on Bikes

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As part of the Washington Area Bicyclist Associations ongoing efforts to improve roadways safety and build relationshis with the law enforcement officers responsible for helping to enforce traffic laws in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, the WABA has begin offering free memberships. Any law enforcement officer in the DC Metropolitan area who rides

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Swimmer dies during long distance swimming competition

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While competing in the FINA Open Water 10-kilometer World Cup, a swimming race held near Dubai, 26-year-old Fran Crippen, died. According to news reports, Crippen was a medal-winning member of the U.S. national team who in July placed fourth in the 10K and third in the 5K at the 2010 world championships in Quebec. Temperatures

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Six teens drown – they and adult could not swim

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A news report on NPR struck me and resonated as 6 teens drown in Louisiana, because they and the adults they were with could not swim. The half-dozen teens were wading in the shallows of a Louisiana river. Because none of the teenagers could swim, they drowned in front of their horrified families after falling

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Pothole swallows cyclist – lawsuit settled

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ABRAMS LANDAU Trial lawyer Doug Landau has helped clients injured by potholes and other roadway defects. One case in the District of Columbia involved a pothole that swallowed the ABRAMS LANDAU client’s front wheel while driving under L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C. Another client of cyclist lawyer Doug Landau was injured when his bicycle tire

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