A semi-truck accident can dramatically affect a Virginian's life. From significant physical injuries, to lost wages, to expensive car repairs, an injured Virginian may be wondering how to rebuild. Some Virginians may choose to pursue a lawsuit against a negligent truck driver or truck company. Some injured victims may wish to take their case to a trial, while others may determine that a settlement is in their best interests. It can be helpful to understand some of the advantages and disadvantages that exist for truck accident settlements.
A car accident can happen in an instant. The aftermath and repercussions of an accident, on the other hand, may stretch out for months or even years. One family is learning this reality, as there have been recent developments related to a deadly November car accident that this blog reported on in a previous post.
When a Virginian suffers a brain injury, medical attention is likely the first order of business, and it should be. Brain trauma can require major medical care and it is important for an injured Virginian to receive prompt and proper treatment. After receipt of medical care, however, an injured victim and his or her family should not waste time if they wish to pursue a lawsuit, as there are important time limits, known as statutes of limitations, that affect when a victim can bring a lawsuit.
Virginia drivers may instinctively feel safer on rural roads. With lower speed limits and fewer cars on these roads than busy interstates, drivers may think they are less at risk for car accidents. Interestingly, rural roads are not necessarily safer, and may actually pose an increased danger of fatal car accidents.