What Happened: A three-vehicle accident on I-264 near Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia, saw two injured victims flown to the hospital for their injuries. The vehicle of the injured motorists flipped three times and over the guardrail of the highway and landed on nearby railroad tracks, according to Virginia State Police; the victims were subsequently flown to nearby Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. At the time of this posting, state police were investigating the accident.
The accident occurred at this location, on Interstate 264 near Witchduck Road:
Serious car accidents often require medical airlifting to ensure injured victims receive immediate medical care, so much so that a few years ago Virginia Beach police offered their helicopter for transporting motorists to hospitals. Medical evacuation (sometimes called Medevac) is often crucial for making sure that serious injuries are treated promptly.
If you’ve been injured in such an accident, you should consider speaking to a personal injury attorney; we know the laws and procedures associated with injury claims and can work to help you recover compensation for your injuries, for medical expenses, for lost wages, and many other negative effects of car accidents.
The attorneys at our firm have authored a valuable guide that gives a detailed explanation of car accidents and injuries in Virginia; you can click here to download it. For instance, the guide explains the tricks insurance companies use to attempt to lower the amount of your personal injury claim, a common tactic that adjusters use to avoid paying out the full amount of your compensation.
There are other types of injury claims related to different kinds of accidents, as well; for instance, you can follow this link and read about the various types of damages one can recover if hurt in a mass transit accident or wreck. Accidents involving trains or helicopters are all-too-common, and you should be aware of what to expect if you’re injured using one of these modes of transportation.
You can also look over the firm’s frequently asked questions (FAQ) related to all serious injuries.