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Student Drivers Cases Summarized By Injury Attorney

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Summarizes Student Drivers 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 Student Drivers. For more information about traffic collisions see the pages on Wikipedia.  

Student Drivers-Cases

1982 Duncan v. Hixon, 223 Va. 373, 288 S.E.2d 494.Whether negligence of fifteen-year-old, driving with temporary instruction permit and unaccompanied by licensed adult, was proximate cause of accident held question for jury. In majority of accident cases, violation of licensing statute is irrelevant to fault.

1957 Smith v. Tatum, 199 Va. 85, 97 S.E.2d 820.Defendant was student driver in car where decedent was licensed operator. Decedent chose route, had potential control, and was trying to control car just before accident. In light of this, jury issue presented as to contributory negligence.

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