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Car Crash in Bristol Leads to Injuries
Tricities.com reported that the at-fault driver may have been speeding and impaired by alcohol and also that passenger Ivan Lopez was seriously injured, needing to be transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center. A third passenger fled the scene on foot.
If the injured passenger is forced to miss a significant time from work, racks up large medical bills, and has his quality of life significantly hindered because of the wreck, he should contact a personal injury attorney in Virginia. When an at-fault defendant causes an injury due to reckless or wanton conduct, many courts allow a plaintiff to pursue punitive damages. This is an additional form of compensation that is meant to send a message to the defendant, and the community at large, that the defendant's behavior was unacceptable.
To learn more about a victim's rights after a car accident, read this free consumer report that was written by experienced VA injury lawyers.