Car accidents happen every day in Virginia Beach, and fortunately, those involved in the crashes normally escape injury. These incidents are usually nothing more than fender benders, and in many cases, it is not even necessary to report the collision to authorities. That said, not all accidents are injury-free.
One recent three-vehicle crash left two people injured in Virginia Beach last Monday. The collision happened at the corner of Upton Drive and Nimmo Parkway a little before 8 a.m.
After arriving on scene, emergency responders rushed two adult victims to the hospital with injuries that were initially described as serious. Later, according to a Virginia Beach police representative, the injuries suffered by the two individuals were reclassified not life threatening.
As authorities investigated the crash scene, they were forced to close traffic on Upton Drive and Nimmo Parkway. Traffic did not reopen until approximately 11:15 a.m. As of last reports, Virginia Beach Police were still investigating the cause of the crash.
Police investigations following a traffic accident are important. For one, they allow police to gather evidence to assist them in pressing criminal charges in the event that the crash was caused by a driver’s wrongdoing. Secondly, the results of police investigations can be used by injured plaintiffs who want to personal injury claims against the parties deemed to be at fault for the crash.
In a successfully navigated car accident injury case, plaintiffs may be able to obtain money to pay for their medical care; compensation for time unable to work and for permanent and temporary disabilities; compensation for lost quality of life; money to cover attorneys fees; compensation for litigation costs; and more.
Source: wavy.com, “2 injured in 3-car crash in Va. Beach,” Kevin Green, Aug. 01, 2016