A Valentine’s week Virginia semi-truck accident killed three and sent four others to the hospital. The collision involved a semi-truck and a van. The driver of the semi was not seriously injured.
There were seven people in the van at the time of the Virginia semi-truck accident. Four of the people in the van were killed. The other four people in the van sustained injuries that required hospitalization. The names of those who were killed and injured in the wreck have not been released to the public of the media.
An investigation is underway in regard to the specific cause of the Virginia semi-truck accident. Multiple agencies are involved in the investigation as of this time. There is no timeframe yet established for the investigatory process.
Early information about the accident suggests that the van was the vehicle responsible for causing the accident. With that said, not definitive information has yet been made available in regard to the reason or reasons the wreck occurred in the first instance.
What is known is that the van collided with the semi and then the passenger vehicle rolled over. The roll over occurred in the median between the cross traffic lanes. It seems that the van crossed the median and ran into the semi-truck.
Although there is no conclusion yet regarding the cause of the Virginia semi accident, there are some more commonplace causes of big rig accidents in the commonwealth and in other jurisdictions across the United States. These include:
- Inattentive driver
- Distracted driver
- Intoxicated or impaired driver
- Mechanical malfunction
- Poorly trained driver
- Excessive speed
- Reckless driving
The range of injuries that can occur as the result of a semi accident are significant. With that said, some of the most commonplace injuries that arise from a semi accident include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal injuries
- Broken bones
- Lacerations, cuts, stab wounds
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck injury
Another reality associated with commercial truck accidents is that injuries many times are very serious and even fatal. The reality is that a semi accident relatively regularly results in some type of disability.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident, the legal team at The Doan Law Firm is here for you. You can connect with a Doan Law Firm semi-truck accident lawyer any time of the day or night by calling us at (800) 349-0000. Our semi-truck accident injury attorney hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all major holidays.
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You need to be as proactive as possible when seeking legal assistance following a semi accident. The reality is that the claim settlement process starts directly after an accident occurs. Time and again injured people without legal representation settle claims for far below the dollar amount they are entitled as a result of their injuries, damages, and other losses.
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