Multiple Vehicle Van Crash in Virginia Injures Track Team Members
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Apr 07, 2009 in Car Accidents
11 members of the Hampton, Virginia track team were injured when their van was involved in a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 64 in Virginia which is in the Peninsula Region of Virginia (near Exit 247). The members of the track team were in a van. This Virginia motor vehicle accident is being investigated by Sergeant Scott Edelman of the Virginia State Police. This was a multiple car collision and apparently at least 3 drivers were charged with traffic offenses. Kenneth Briggs of Norfolk, VA was charged with reckless driving (He was apparently driving a delivery truck). Aldrin Gray of Hampton was charged with following too closely. Elizabeth Neher of Falls Church, VA was also charged with following too closely.
This is the kind of accident that can be more complicated than it seems because there may be limited insurance coverage. If those charged were working at the time of the crash, then there may be additional insurance policies that can be triggered based on Respondeat Superior (Agency). Members of the track team may have to look to the automobile insurance policies that they have personally or that people they live with have. If there is inadequate insurance coverage with the at fault parties, then those injured can typically make a "UM Claim" or uninsured motorist claim on their own policy. The statute of limitations for negligence claims in Virginia is 2 years from the date of the accident. Those injured should act promptly to hire an investigator to investigate the cause of this crash, and retain counsel. For more information about Virginia car accident cases, visit our website or call us toll-free at 888-213-8140 ext. 102 for a free telephone consultation. Those injured should know that there has been a lot of accidents involving multiple passenger vans throughout the United States. It is possible that there could be a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the van. If such a claim is going to be pursued, it is crucial that the van be preserved, and that it not be destroyed. Without the van (the defective product) it would be extremely difficult or impossible to succeed in a product liability claim.