Pedestrian Hit in Norfolk Accident

need-an-ambulance-1512594A Chesapeake man has been charged with driving under the influence after his role in a Norfolk car accident. The February 11, 2018 collision occurred around 5 PM on Granby Street in downtown Norfolk. Police say they responded to calls about a crash involving a man standing outside of Jack Brown’s burger restaurant. They arrived to find the victim lying in the street.

Witnesses say the incident was so extreme that they believed it to be a stunt for a movie at first. The victim, a Jack Brown’s employee, had been standing outside the restaurant when the driver of a Honda SUV lost control of their vehicle. The victim was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Drunk Driver Liability

When a driver decides to drink before getting behind the wheel, they open themselves up to all kinds of potential consequences. Not only will the man accused of causing this wreck face charges for his decision to drive drunk, he may also face a lawsuit from the victim and his family. The fall out from his choice to drive under the influence will linger for many coming years.

Options for the Victim

This tragic accident may result in expensive medical bills, unpaid time off of work for the victim and his family and even long-term psychological damage. Many accident victims suffer post-traumatic stress disorder because of their involvement in violent crashes. The victim and his family should consider reaching out to a Virginia car accident lawyer on guidance for their legal options.

Virginia Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers

If you’ve been in injured in an accident, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer about your legal rights. Our personal injury lawyers have helped victims injured by the negligence of another for over 30 years. If you’d like to setup a free consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact us today 877-544-5323.

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