Most Dangerous Roads in Warren County
In 2017, Warren County saw a total of 587 car crashes. Of those 587 crashes, there were 165 wrecks which caused injuries and an additional 6 fatalities. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, a few of the most dangerous roads in Warren County in 2017 included:
Winchester Road — 21 crashes involving injuries
Interstate 66 — 17 crashes involving injuries
Shenandoah Avenue — 16 injuries
Royal Avenue — 11 injuries
Rivermont Drive — 11 injuries
Additionally, in 2017 Strasburg Road, Commerce Avenue, and Stonewall Jackson Highway each had 7 crashes involving injuries, while Dismal Hollow Road, Redmont Road, Freezeland Road, and Browntown Road had 5 each.
Several of the fatalities also occurred on some of the most dangerous stretches of road in Warren County with those wrecks occurring on John Marshall Highway, Shenandoah Avenue, Stokes Airport Road, Stonewall Jackson Highway, the intersection of South Street and Commerce Avenue, and the intersection of Winchester Road and Country Club Road.
Apart from the reported injuries, there were numerous crashes involving property damage in 2017 with Winchester Road, John Marshall Highway, and Shenandoah Avenue appearing to have some of the highest occurrences.
In 2018, the popular roads for crashes resulting in injury included the usual players along with one or two other additions:
Winchester Road — 23
Stonewall Jackson Highway — 20
I-66 — 20
Strasburg Road — 13
Royal Avenue — 10
Additionally, Browntown Road saw 9 wrecks with injuries while South Street, Rivermont Dr., Remount Rd., Freezeland Rd., and I-81 were around 4 each.
There were three fatalities in 2018, all of which occurred on Interstate 66.
So far for 2019, there have been 350 reported crashes with one fatality on Interstate 81 in Warren County. The majority of these crashes involving injury have occurred on Winchester Road, Royal Avenue, Interstate 66, Stonewall Jackson Highway, Commerce Avenue, Howellsville Turnpike, Strasburg Road, and Shenandoah Avenue.
How Long Can I Wait to Call a Lawyer?
When you’re injured in an auto accident in Virginia, you must be aware of the statute of limitations which applies in your particular case. The statute of limitations refers to the time you have following an accident to file a lawsuit. In Virginia, this time limit depends upon the circumstances of your accident and injury. The time limitation starts to run on the date of the accident. Filing a claim with an insurance company does not extend or delay the time.
The longer you wait to contact an attorney, the greater the risk that the statute of limitations time limit will expire. If it does, you may lose your right to sue the at-fault party and recover compensation for your injuries. If you’ve been seriously injured and someone else is at fault, you should contact a personal injury attorney at the earliest possible time. Contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer early in your case will help prevent deadlines from expiring and will allow your case to be properly prepared.
To be able to determine whether you have a case, your lawyer needs to thoroughly investigate the details about your accident and injuries. Investigating the accident and collecting information is much easier if it occurs quickly after the accident has happened. A time delay can result in many problems like lost evidence and witnesses who can’t be found.
When you hire a lawyer to handle your car accident claim, he or she will first negotiate with the insurance company to try to settle your claim. If settlement negotiations break down, your attorney will prepare to file a lawsuit and prepare your case for trial. For this reason, it is especially important that you get an experienced lawyer to help with your case, such as one certified through the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Talk with a Virginia Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one suffered significant injuries in a car accident in Virginia, Ritchie Law Firm is here to help. The experienced, certified attorneys at the Ritchie Law Firm has helped thousands of injured victims and their families recover the compensation they deserve after an accident. Contact us by phone at 800-277-6124 or by using our online contact form.
Ritchie Law Firm is a personal injury law firm devoted to helping individuals who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries or lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence. Ritchie Law Firm serves all of Virginia, while helping clients in cities and surrounding areas of Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Staunton, and Winchester also serves clients in West Virginia, including Martinsburg, WV.