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Four Injured When Car Struck Metrobus

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What Happened

On February 22, 2013 a Metrobus on its way to Dulles was struck by a vehicle.

The accident occurred on I-66 westbound at the Dulles Toll Road when a Mitsubishi sedan struck the side of the bus. It was estimated the bus had 30 to 35 people on board at the time of the accident. Officials report 4 people suffered injuries; two passengers on the bus, the driver of the bus, and the driver of the sedan. All four were transported to Reston Hospital.

The accident is still under investigation.

The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

It’s very fortunate there were not more injuries in this accident. When a bus is involved in an accident its passengers are more vulnerable to injury due to the lack of seat belts. During the impact passengers can be sent flying into seats, walls, and other passengers. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an extremely serious injury that may result in a car accident and is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of TBIs. Brain damage in a car accident is often related to the quick acceleration and deceleration of the brain, which causes injury when the brain hits the skull. Even at slower rates of speed, traumatic brain injuries can and do occur. The three most common ways that injures the brain are bruising (bleeding), tearing, and swelling. These kinds of serious brain injuries can cause coma, chronic headaches, loss of sensation, hearing, vision, taste, or smell; paralysis; seizures; or speech and language problems.

People who suffer from traumatic brain injury need specialized legal representation to pursue their case. Brain injury litigation is very complex and unique. Our firm has knowledge of the brain, injuries to it, what insurance companies require before they will pay, and what evidence or damages can be lost or decreased when clients failed to contact us before speaking with an insurance company. A head injury can result in many thousands of dollars of compensation; this is why it is important to have a dedicated and experienced Virginia (VA) personal injury lawyer to represent you. If you have sustained a brain injury in any type of accident, please contact us immediately for private consultation and legal analysis of your case.

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If your spouse or child suffered any kind of brain injury in a traffic accident caused by another driver, download this free report written by Virginia personal injury and wrongful death attorneys to begin learning about your legal rights and options for holding the responsible person accountable for the suffering he or she created.

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Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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