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Driver Charged in Six Vehicle Wreck in Isle of Wight County

A driver has been charged with reckless driving after a six-vehicle wreck that caused a big rig to flip near the James River Bridge in Isle of Wight County.

The tractor trailer driver was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not thought to be lift threatening, according to the Virginia State Police.

The police reported that a Toyota Tacoma was traveling north on US 17 on the morning of Jan. 7 when the driver attempted to switch lanes to get around other traffic. That action caused the big rig to run off the road.

The tractor trailer driver tried to avoid hitting the Toyota, but lost control and his rig overturned across the entire road. The Toyota driver then over corrected and struck two other vehicles. The big rig also hit other vehicles when it flipped.

The road was shut down for several hours as the Virginia car crash was investigated.

We are car and tractor trailer accident attorneys in Virginia and North Carolina who have worked on many accidents such as the one above. We hope that all drivers and passengers recover quickly from their injuries.

In so many serious Virginia car and truck accidents, people driving aggressively and recklessly has serious and even fatal consequences. One of our Virginia cases a few years ago involved a turning driver who did not yield right of way to our client. This caused a traffic accident with serious injuries.

Our Virginia car accident client was driving east on Virginia Beach Blvd. in Virginia Beach, when the other driver approached a stop sign from a residential neighborhood. The defendant tried to turn onto the 45 MPH road our client was traveling on, but he did not yield right of way. The violent crash required emergency rescue personnel on the scene. This terrible car accident caused our client to suffer very serious injuries, which included a displaced closed intraarticular right calcaneus fracture, a left supracondylar femur fracture, a left open ankle fracture bimalleolar and other related orthopedic care.

He was confined to a wheelchair for months and had to learn to walk on a fused left ankle.

Our legal strategy in this serious Virginia personal injury case was to get a vocational assessment. This indicated how much he would have earned in future years, before the accident occurred. In this case, that amount was $612,000.

His future medical costs were estimated to be $830,000. We did a two days in the life video of the man’s daily existence, which included having to get around in a wheelchair in his small apartment.

We settled this case for $1 million. In the Isle of Wight case, those who have been injured should speak to qualified personal injury counsel immediately, as they could have medical problems that crop up months after the crash.
Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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