A Virginia Beach resident suffered a serious injury in a catastrophic and fatal car accident last Sunday. The single-car crash happened just prior to 2 a.m. in Prince George along Ruffin Road.
Every motor vehicle accident case is different, but when it comes to injured victims seeking justice and restitution, they usually boil down to the question of negligence. Determining who was negligent in an accident might be easy to do on a gut instinct level, but it is also necessary to pinpoint the specific law or laws that the at-fault party or person violated.
When a Virginia resident pursues a claim in civil court regarding personal injuries suffered in a car accident, the most important cause of action in the complaint tends to be negligence. This does not mean that all car accident cases are the same, though. Indeed, the reality of the law and the infinite complexity of a potential car accident case is never that simple.
A 24-year-old Virginia man has been arrested after allegedly causing a fatal car accident in Henrico County. Police say that the man was driving drunk when he caused the car crash that resulted in two deaths. If convicted of DUI relating to the motor vehicle accident, the man could face a multi-year prison sentence and other consequences.
Automaker Volvo has teamed up with two other companies to develop a new safety technology that they hope will prevent bicycle versus car accidents. The technology involves helmets rigged with transmitters that will give Volvo drivers proximity alerts and 2-way communication to help cyclists and drivers avoid collisions. Volvo says that its team is the first to create this kind of technology, which connects cyclists and drivers through connected technology.
Christmas is behind us and as we approach the new year, Virginia Beach drivers need to be aware of various safety concerns for New Year's Eve. Most importantly, drivers need to know that on New Year's Eve, there will be more inebriated drivers on the road than usual. In order for you to make it back home after going to a friend's celebration, make sure to drive defensively, with care and completely sober.
In terms of personal injury claims, the successful pursuit of a case after being injured in a car accident will require strong evidence that shows another individual or business's negligent caused the accident resulting injuries. In situations where the at-fault driver is convicted of DUI in criminal court, such a conviction can be used to help prove the driver's liability for damages in civil court.
Even the tiniest of fender benders can send Virginia drivers and their passengers into a tailspin. It is stressful being in a car accident -- no matter how serious the accident is -- and this is why it is important that individuals are aware of what they should do to protect their rights following an accident.
The police department in Waynesboro, Virginia, is conducting an investigation into a car crash that critically injured one man. The two-car crash was allegedly caused by a 21-year-old man who has since been charged with DUI by authorities. Police say that the charges will likely be upgraded upon the completion of their investigation.
A tragic Saturday night motor vehicle accident has left one man dead in Hampton, Virginia. Another man was charged with DUI in the incident. Police arrived at the scene of the crash at approximately 10:42 p.m. to find the 53-year-old victim with catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, medics were unable to save him, and he was pronounced dead at the car accident scene. A city spokesperson indicated that the deceased driver had been employed by the Parks and Recreation Department in Special Events since the beginning of 2014.