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Doug Landau

Tractor Trailer Truck Drags Virginia Cyclist

Aggravated liability often results in significant verdicts and settlements. A cyclist was riding a bicycle on the right-hand side of a two-lane road. At the toward an intersection there was a stop…

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Are "Economics Experts" worth the expense in permanent injury and disability cases ?

One reason that we turn to the help of expert witnesses, is because the court has very specific rules about what type of testimony will be allowed in court. One of those rules states that witnesses…

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Mystery of fatal bicycle and truck crash

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over an experienced cyclist’s death after a collision with a trucker who was involved in two prior fatal crashes. The mystery is what actually occurred to…

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Defense Lawyers Always Look at Victim's Medical Records

Injured truck crash victims often don’t believe me when I explain that the insurance company defense lawyers will get to look at their pre-accident medical records. The lawyers for the truck driver…

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Record Virginia Wrongful Death Verdict

A Virginia jury has awarded $10.5 million to the family of a woman who died in 2007 after a concrete mixer truck fell onto her car on the freeway. The verdict might be the largest award ever in a…

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Reporting Aggressive, Distracted and Unsafe Driving by Trucks, Trailors and Buses

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has a Safety Violation Hotline where you can report unsafe driving by trucks and buses. You have two options to report aggressive driving to…

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Tape Recordings and the Virginia Bar Legal Ethics Committee

Advising Clients on the Use of Lawful Undisclosed Recording was the topic of the current edition of the Virginia Lawyer Register Proposed Legal Ethics Opinion (#1802). This proposed legal ethics…

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ABRAMS LANDAU client’s crush injury leads to compartment syndrome

Our Virginia law firm was contacted by a woman from Woodstock whose foot was run over by a dump truck. The crush injuries were severe and painful. However, when she got to the emergency room, she…

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Deadly "trailer sway" – the hidden dangers of RVs

Trailer sway can be deadly. This phenomenon occurs when a Recreational Vehicle (RV) is met by a crosswind, passing truck or other sideways wind source. Having driven an RV, Broadlands and Broad Run…

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Virginia Tech: Drivers of heavy trucks 23 times more likely to crash while texting

With 2 Virginia Tech Hokies in his household, Ashburn car crash lawyer Doug Landau pays special attention to the quarterly Virginia Tech Magazine. This Fall, it was revealed that the Virginia Tech…