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My husband was driving down the interstate in Hampton, Virginia, when another car hit him as the car attempted to switch lanes. That is the other drivers fault right?

The Virginia Model Jury Instructions state, “The duty to keep a proper lookout requires a driver to use ordinary care to look in all directions for vehicles that would affect his driving, to see what a reasonable person would have seen, and to react as a reasonable person would have acted to avoid a collision under the circumstances.”

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The jury instructions are the law as would be given by a Virginia judge to a jury in a Virginia personal injury lawsuit. The driver needs to make sure he uses his mirrors to look in all directions for vehicles around his car. The driver should always take the time to be aware of his surroundings and react accordingly to avoid a collision under any circumstance. 

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