October 6, 2014
Henrico County, Va.
Around 6:30 PM on the evening of October 5, 2014, a vehicle crashed into an apartment building on the 8800 block of Three Chopt Road. The vehicle crossed a sidewalk and roughly 45 feet of lawn before ramming through the apartment wall into the bedroom of a mother and her two children.
For close to 14 minutes, the Henrico County firefighters worked frantically to free the mother and one of her children from underneath the vehicle. The mother and child were then transported to VCU Medical Center with significant injuries. The second child was also transported to VCU with minor injuries. While the mother and second child are reported to be in stable condition, the child trapped underneath the vehicle is reported to remain in serious condition.
The driver was successfully removed from the damaged vehicle with no visible injuries and transported to VCU Medical Center for evaluation. The cause for the crash has not yet been determined and is currently under investigation by the Henrico County police department.
Home is arguably where people feel the safest – it is difficult to imagine the terror the victims experienced when the sanctity of their home was violated in such a bizarre, unforeseeable manner.
Whether this tragic accident was caused by carelessness or outright negligence, the victims are entitled to the highest level of compensation afforded by law. An experienced personal injury attorney can seek reimbursement for medical bills and other expenses related to the accident, ensure proper medical treatment, and communicate directly with insurance companies.
There is a limited amount of time for injured Virginians to file a personal injury claim after an injury; in most cases, two years. The injured victims in this case should seek legal counsel as soon as possible in order to maximize compensation.