A woman told police that her Jeep’s brakes failed and caused her to jump from her vehicle on I-264 W in Virginia Beach. This caused a serious chain reaction wreck that shut down the interstate during morning rush hour.
The five-car crash happened near Witchduck Road.
Police stated that a Honda minivan tried to avoid hitting the woman who jumped from her Jeep. That minivan hit the abandoned Jeep, which then struck a BMW. That caused the BMW to run off the road and hit the concrete wall. A Saturn and Hyundai also were hit.
All four people were hurt but fortunately, injuries were minor.
All of us at our Virginia personal injury law firm are relieved that there were no serious injuries in this case.
There are several potential legal cases in the above accident that could be considered. First, each person who was injured could receive compensation in a personal injury legal case from the car insurance of the Jeep driver. Car insurance companies routinely pay claims for damages sustained in a car accident caused by another party. This usually includes medical expenses.
Second, a car with failing brakes could be a defective or faulty product, depending upon the specific factors in the case. Thousands of consumers each year are hurt or even killed by defective products, including defective parts on automobiles. Anyone who has been injured in a car accident that may have been caused by failing parts should speak to an experienced faulty product injury lawyer.