The driver of a Honda Accord crossed the double line on New England Woods Drive - located in Burke, Virginia (VA) - and slammed into a Hyundai carrying two adults and three children. The injured victims in the Hyundai were taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital to be treated for their injuries, according to patch.com.
The at-fault driver has been charged with failure to keep vehicle under control
Below is a map of New England Woods Drive in Burke, Virginia (VA):
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The Virginia Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
The injured victims should consider speaking to a Virginia personal injury lawyer to discuss their legal options. It appears, from the facts available that the Honda driver may have negligently operated their vehicle causing this awful accident. Obviously, as the facts above state, the driver is facing criminal charges for failing to properly control their vehicle. This is a class 1 misdemeanor (see section 46.2-853) punishable by up to one year in jail, a large fine and/or a six month suspension of their driver’s license.
If the victims were to pursue a personal injury claim against the driver, a criminal charge, or conviction, can be helpful in establishing liability since it indicates that the driver operated their vehicle in a reckless fashion.
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Experience Matters – Relevant Case Result
Our law firm has experience handling serious car accident injury cases. For example, we represented a client who was traveling in his car on Virginia Beach Boulevard in Virginia Beach, VA. At the same time, the at-fault driver approached a stop sign from a residential neighborhood and attempted to enter Virginia Beach Blvd. The at-fault driver failed to yield the right of way to our client and a violent wreck occurred between the two vehicles requiring emergency rescue efforts. As a result of the accident, our client suffered extensive orthopedic injuries which required being removed from the car by rescue squad. We were able to secure a $1 million settlement for our client.