A driver who didn’t stop at a stop sign allegedly caused a car crash at Chain Bridge Rd. and Blake Lane in Oakton, Virginia on August 28, 2012. The accident ended up involving four cars in a chain-reaction car wreck that sent two of the drivers to the hospital. Fairfax County Police have brought reckless driving charges against the driver who ran the stop sign.
The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:
News outlets are saying the two people who were taken to the hospital did not suffer life-threatening injuries, which is wonderful news. We are happy for them and their families that their lives do not appear to be in jeopardy. However, it is important to remember that even non-life-threatening injuries can affect a victim for the rest of his or her life, so it is important to follow through with medical assessments and treatments as necessary. It would also be helpful to contact a Virginia car accident attorney to determine what long-term effects might be expected and if the victim should request compensation for the enduring injuries.
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It is also important to act quickly if you wish to be compensated for your injuries. All states have a statute of limitations, which is the length of time someone has to file a lawsuit. Two partners from our experienced VA personal injury law firm discuss the Virginia statute of limitations for personal injury cases in this video.
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