Q My wife was rear ended by a truck. Isn't it automatically the fault of the truck driver for injuring my wife?
ASurprisingly, the answer in Virginia is "no". Although it is likely your wife was not at fault, in Virginia it is far from automatic. Every case is different and the facts must be looked at carefully. Why?
Virginia is one of the (only five) states that has contributory negligence as a complete bar to an injured person's recovering for the injuries caused by another.