From Charlottesville, Virginia

Covering the state of Virginia, Wilson & Hajek, a personal injury law firm, is centrally located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Francis Hajek is an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney and lawyer who provides aggressive representation and personal service to his clients who have suffered injuries. Since 2007, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Charlottesville Tracto Trailer Truck Accident Causes 10 Mile Backup on I-64

Travelers on westbound I-64 encountered a 10 mile backup today as a result of a tractor trailer truck accident that closed both lanes. US 250 around Charlottesville was also congested as traffic was redirected away from the accident site. This interstate highway accident follows the recent and very serious accident on I-81 involving 41 trucks and cars in Rockbridge county, Virginia. 10 people were injured in the I-81 accident and the highway was closed for a very long time. These accidents highlight the dangers of tractor trailer truck traffic on heavily traveled highways. Recently, our firm assisted a driver who was injured when a tractor trailer transporting logs failed to stop for traffic. Our investigation revealed that the driver was fatigued and did not react in time to traffic conditions which were readily observable. New regulations addressing the amount of time a truck driver can stay on the road may prove helpful in addressing the issue of driver fatigue and accidents caused by lack of sleep. Other transportation industries already have strong limits on hours of service for their responsible operators. However, only time will tell if the new regulations improve highway safety. Francis P. Hajek Wilson & Hajek, LLC, a personal injury law firm Experienced Injury and Accident Lawyers Serving Virginia, including Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Greene, Augusta, Staunton, Waynesboro

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