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.
A woman who was paralyzed in a car accident has received a $20 million personal injury verdict in Roanoke, Virginia. The 35-year-old woman's body is paralyzed from the chest down as the result of a 2006 car accident that caused the woman's sports car to flip over.