I was driving in Norfolk, Virginia, when a car that was speeding hit my car because the driver came up behind me too fast. The accident is automatically his fault right? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

The Virginia Model Jury Instructions state, “The maximum speed limit at the time and place of the collision was (number of miles per hour) If the defendant was driving his vehicle faster than this limit, then he was negligent.


The jury instructions are the laws as would be given by a Virginia judge to a jury in a Virginia personal injury lawsuit. If the driver is driving over the marked speed limit and hits your car, he should be found liable for the car wreck.