A man was forced to leap over an I-295 guardrail and into a deep ravine to escape being crushed by a tractor-trailer in Prince George County, Virginia (VA). He had pulled over on the side of the interstate to help a friend who was involved in an auto accident and was standing near the roadside when the truck approached.
The nearly 100-foot fall hospitalized the man with serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers' Perspective
The tractor-trailer driver should have seen the other vehicles on the interstate shoulder and moved over into the left lane. At the very least, the large commercial truck should have slowed down.
If it is proved that the tractor-trailer operator endangered the man’s life, who would he need to take to court to receive sompensation? As Virginia truck accident injury attorneys, we know that the tractor, the trailer and the driver may all have separate insurance policies.
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