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Speed a likely factor in 95-car pileup

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 in Car Accidents

On behalf of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP posted in Car Accidents on Monday, April 1, 2013.

In New York City, rain or snow can snarl traffic and cause collisions. A massive chain-reaction crash in another state, however, was recently caused by heavy fog.

Ninety-five cars were involved in 17 total crashes along Interstate 77 in Virginia. Three people died in the pileup and 25 others were injured.

The pileup began around 1:15 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Starting in the early morning hours, signs warned people about heavy fog. Authorities say people were likely traveling at dangerous speeds for the conditions.

This massive collision shows how important it is for people to drive cautiously. In addition to focusing on the road, people need to be sure they are adjusting their speeds for variable weather conditions.

When people in New York City and beyond get in a motor vehicle, they usually don’t expect to be involved in a serious collision. However, a crash can happen in an instant, leaving people with devastating injuries.

After the trauma of a serious accident, people often do not know where to turn. They may not realize that a negligent driver may be held responsible for their careless actions. In some instances, car accident victims can be compensated for their injuries.

In order to receive the compensation they are entitled to, accident victims would likely find it beneficial to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can help determine whether or not legal action is necessary. If they find that it is, they can work to get people the compensation they deserve.

Source: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, “Virginia Vehicle Pileup: 3 Killed In 95-Vehicle Crash Near Virginia-North Carolina Border,” March 31, 2013

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