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Truck Driver Charged With Causing Roanoke, VA Accident That Injured Car's Driver

A tractor-trailer driver was charged with an improper lane change after hitting a car while changing lanes on I-81 in Roanoke County, Virginia (VA). The driver of a 2008 Nissan was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with injuries.

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The accident illustrates how important it is for big rig drivers to be cognizant of their surroundings and to exercise extreme caution when making sudden turns and lane changes. Truck drivers have to be aware of their blind spots, which can be numerous and vary in width and length depending on the length of the trailer they are hauling.

In this case, failure to notice a vehicle in the lane resulted in a serious accident that could have been much worse when you consider the weight of the tractor trailer versus the passenger car.

The injured victim should consider contacting a truck accident injury lawyer in Virginia to discuss legal options for pursuing an injury claim against the driver. The trucking company that employed the trucker could also be liable under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior, which holds an employer responsible for an employee’s negligent conduct while performing job-related tasks.

To learn about the truck accident injury claim process, take a moment to review this report.


Richard N. Shapiro
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Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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