In many accidents, there is a clear or identifiable cause. Some of the causes can be avoided with proper care, such as intoxication or obeying the rules of the road, and sometimes the causes are freak accidents such as tire blowouts or hydroplaning, which are very difficult to predict or avoid. In a recent case that occurred in Fairfax, Virginia, police aren’t exactly sure what started an accident that ended up affecting six vehicles.
Medical Condition May Have Caused Truck Accident
The only thing that is clear about the accident is that it began with a garbage truck driver. According to the police report, the truck struck the rear of a car before veering into oncoming traffic. The truck stopped at a gas station, but only after striking a few more vehicles, a gas pump and some pedestrians. Since it appears that neither speed nor alcohol were factors, police postulate that a medical condition might have caused the truck driver to lose control.
The most frightening thing to take away from this situation is that car accidents can happen at any time, under any circumstances. Whether it begins with a truck, a motorcycle, or some other type of automobile, some strange phenomenon could occur that causes a driver to lose control of their vehicle. If that happens, anything in the vicinity could suddenly be in great danger, from pedestrians to parked cars.
Our Fairfax Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help
Regardless of the cause, nearly every car accident has one party which was at fault, and other parties are simply unfortunate victims. The good news for victims is that the law does not forget them, even if their insurance company does. Victims who can prove that they were not at fault in a car accident can be compensated if they make a strong case to the courts. Legal assistance can help you make the best case and see you compensated accordingly. Contact the Fairfax truck accident lawyers of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC at 703-691-8333 to schedule your free consultation.