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Car Smashes Into Bus in Charlottesville, Injuring One

What Happened:

The driver of a small car lost control of his vehicle at the intersection of Ridge Street and Monticello Avenue in Charlottesville, VA. He slammed into a Charlottesville Area Transit bus at such a high speed that he totaled his car.

The driver of the car suffered minor injuries, and the bus driver complained of unknown pains and injuries. The bus damages totaled at least $4,000, according to WINA.

The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

We are relieved that there appears to have been no serious injuries in this accident. This crash illustrates the importance for all of us to be aware of our surroundings and our speed as we drive. The driver of the car who reportedly caused the crash has been charged with reckless driving.

The bus driver who suffered minor injuries should speak to a Virginia personal injury lawyer soon to discuss legal options. The carelessness of the car driver caused mental and physical distress to an innocent person, and the bus driver most likely has a well-deserved right to restitution. The car driver still can be sued through a civil claim, even while criminal charges against him are pending. 

Helpful Information:

To learn more about the type of damages you may be entitled to in a personal injury case, please read this article about obtaining damages to compensate for lost wages, pain and suffering and medical bills.

FAQs:

Read these FAQs discussing why you should obtain legal counsel when you are the victim in a traffic accident.


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