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Steering Cases Summarized By Personal Injury Attorney

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Summarizes Steering Cases

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This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Steering. For more information about traffic collisions see the pages on Wikipedia.

Steering Cases

1969 Walrod v. Matthews, 210 Va. 382, 171 S.E.2d 180.Defective steering mechanism alleged and that defendant driver knew or should have known of defect before accident. This testimony admissible through expert witness.

1950 Interstate Veneer Co. v. Edwards, 191 Va. 107, 60 S.E.2d 4.Common experience indicates that break in steering mechanism such as occurred here is rare occurrence when on level road. Logical inference is that it was broken in accident. Defendant’s truck crossed over to wrong side of road. Struck vehicle owned and operated by plaintiff’s decedent. Defendant claimed that accident was result of steering mechanism failure. Jury question presented. Jury could conclude that despite steering problem, defendant’s excessive speed caused or contributed to injury.

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