As personal injury attorneys practicing in North Carolina and Virginia (VA), my colleagues and I have handled many car and truck accidents that occurred on busy highways and streets. To cite just one example, in Brunswick County Circuit Court in Virginia during February 2007, one of our attorneys, John C., settled a case involving two big rigs colliding. Our client, who ad been driving a big rig with double trailers, clipped the left rear corner of a stopped vehicle when a third truck passed him in the left-hand lane. A huge fireball exploded, and our client ejected from his rig. Our client suffered broken bones and had serious gastroentrological and urological issues stemming from the crash. He could not return to his old job as a truck driver. At mediation, the case settled for $450,000 paid by the parked truck's insurance, plus additional monies and concessions from the client's workers' compensation insurer.