What Happened: As reported by leesburgtoday.com, a driver was charged with failing to yield the right-of-way and causing a three-car crash at the intersection of Cascades Parkway and Algonkian Parkway in Cascades, Virginia. According to the state police, all three drivers had green lights at the intersection, but the at-fault driver did not have the right-of-way while making a left turn, and their motor vehicle was then hit by a pickup truck. A third vehicle then became involved in the accident. The accident resulted in two of the drivers suffering injuries and being taken to a local hospital for treatment. The at-fault driver was subsequently charged.
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The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective: Obeying traffic laws is critical to ensuring that no drivers or pedestrians are injured on the road; when a driver acts negligently, crashes like the one above can result, leading to potentially-life threatening injuries. While we don’t know exactly how this case will turn out, it’s clear to us that the injured drivers may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.
The Virginia personal injury lawyers at our firm have seen the effects of a driver who fails to obey laws such as yielding the right-of-way to other motorists. Our attorneys successfully argued for and obtained a large settlement for a driver injured in a right-of-way accident; read about it here.
Potentially Helpful Info: It’s important to be aware of the laws regarding motorists and pedestrians, especially if you are involved in an accident and suspect you have the right to legal redress. Our personal injury attorneys have compiled a list of pedestrian laws at our law firm’s website; click here to look them over.
If you’ve been injured in a right-of-way accident, or any other type of car crash, it’s important to know what to do first. The attorneys at our Virginia personal injury firm have published a list of important steps to take after you’ve been in a car accident; you can read them by following this link. While a car crash is a scary and confusing event, it’s good to have a plan to take in order to ensure the best possible outcome if you file a personal injury claim.
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