Not limited to only Virginia, the open road can be a dangerous place. Car accidents can have catastrophic effects on motorists, causing injury and, unfortunately, sometimes death. There can also be legal complications which make the aftermath of the accident complicated.
An example of such an accident recently occurred in Virginia when two vehicles were involved in a severe car collision. A juvenile was driving one of the vehicles. That driver allegedly lost control of the car, which ran across the center lane of the road and struck the other car in the process. According to reports, the driver had not been wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident, although the driver of the other car was wearing her seat belt.
Both drivers were taken to the hospital following the accident. The juvenile driver was in stable condition, while the other driver was in serious condition and undergoing surgery. Authorities believe that a charges are likely to be filed, but the accident investigation is ongoing.
Whether the juvenile driver’s liability is proved or not, the injured victims may still receive compensation from the negligent driver’s insurance company. A car accident may not only cause injuries or death to the people involved, but as a result, can lead to the car accident victims incurring considerable medical expenses. If the liability for an accident can be assigned to a negligent driver, that driver may be asked to pay compensation to the victim for the injuries they suffered. The negligent driver may attempt to establish the fact that the accident had occurred due to other factors, such as dangerous roads or poor visibility.
Due to the various possibilities and the legal complexities involved, it may be advisable for accident victims to seek the advice of a legal professional specializing in personal injury lawsuits. These individuals can ensure the victim’s rights are protected and that they receive all the compensation to which they are entitled.
Source: The News Virginian, “Car crash victims still in serious condition,” Roger Gonzalez, Feb 22, 2014