An 18-year-old driver caused a three-car accident in the Cascades region of Potomac Falls, Virginia (VA). Specifically, the wreck occurred at the intersection of Cascades Parkway and Algonkian Parkway, according to leesburgtoday.com.
The reportedly at-fault driver made a left turn from Algonkian Parkway to Cascades Parkway in path of two vehicles, a Grand Prix and a Dodge Ram pickup truck. All three vehicles had a green light at the intersection, but the 18-year-old driver did not have the right of way.
The driver of the Grand Prix, Caroline Wilson, a Sterling, VA native, was injured in the accident and had to be taken to Inova Loudoun Hospital for treatment.
The 18-year-old driver was charged with failure to yield the right of way.
The Virginia Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
The injured victim, Ms. Wilson, should consider speaking to a Virginia personal injury lawyer to discuss their legal options. It appears, from the facts available, that the 18-year-old driver negligently operated their vehicle causing this terrible accident. As the facts state above, the driver is facing criminal charges for failing to yield the right of way. This is a form of reckless driving (seesection 46.2-863).
If Ms. Wilson were to pursue a personal injury claim against the 18-year-old driver, a criminal charge, or conviction, is strong evidence establishing liability since it indicates that the driver operated their vehicle in an irresponsible fashion.
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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.