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Doug Landau

Ignition Interlocks May Prevent Crashes By Drunk Drivers

The ignition interlock system for convicted drunk drivers is an idea whose time has come. While some contend that it is simply a windfall for the manufacturer of the safety device, Herndon…

Doug Landau

What is "Legal Causation ?"

It seems so simple. I was in a car crash, and then I started noticing aches and pains that I didn’t have before. It makes sense that I was injured in the crash—even my doctor says…

Doug Landau

American Courts: “Winners Keepers – Losers Weepers ?”

Growing up, we all heard the phrase, Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers. At our Herndon Virginia law office, we are often asked if American courts make the loser pay. Because our injured and…

Doug Landau

Umbrella Insurance has "Got Your Back"

One heartbreaking situation we see all too often is the catastrophic car crash case with low liability insurance coverage. The injured victim's losses go unreimbursed and the unsafe…

Doug Landau

Do You Need a "Live" Witness to Get in Documents for a Car Crash Trial ?

Contrary to what people see on television, papers simply do not walk into court at trial. Either a witness has to talk about the papers (like medical bills, pictures of the car crash scene or…

Doug Landau

Pusillanimous Plaintiffs Personal Injury Lawyers are the Pits

The cowardly acts of several so-called plaintiff's personal injury lawyers have really gotten Doug Landau, of the Herndon law firm ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., peeved. Rather than discuss these…

Doug Landau

Bikes in the crosswalk; are they safe on the path ?

Virginia boasts over 500 miles of trails for biking, hiking, running and generally use that are part of the national Rails to Trails Conservancy program. These are often beautiful trails running…

Doug Landau

Defendant drivers are free to “flee the scene” in Virginia, Maryland & DC !

Car crash victims of hit and run accidents face lots of obstacles when trying to recover against the unsafe driver. Of course there is the obvious problem of trying to locate the driver who…

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Pre-existing conditions: Do they ruin my car crash case ? (continued)

Pre-existing conditions do not automatically prevent an injured victim from receiving fair compensation. The law generally requires reasonable proof as to the losses sustained, and where the unsafe…

Doug Landau

Pre-existing conditions: Do they ruin my car crash case ?

The short answer is not necessarily. Most people know that the phrase “pre-existing condition” has a bad ring to it when it comes to health insurance where it generally means that your…