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Intoxicated Driving in Virginia Beach – Can I Drive Safely After Two Drinks?

Over the summer months, intoxicated driving in Virginia Beach is a major problem. Many people are out at bars, breweries and restaurants. They often take a chance and get behind the wheel after drinking. Some people believe they can drive safely after two drinks. If you get behind the wheel after a couple of drinks,… Read More »

Woman is Accused of Driving an Ice Cream Truck Drunk in Sandbridge, Causing a Wreck

Drunk driving traditionally spikes over the summer months in Virginia Beach. However, an accident on Sunday is unusual even for July. Police say a woman was driving an ice cream truck drunk in Sandbridge when she hit a car. The 35-year-old woman was charged with DWI and three counts of felony hit-and-run over the crash. Virginia… Read More »

Can a Virginia Business Be Liable When a Car Runs Into a Building?

A fellow member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association was telling me recently that he has worked on cases against the business owner when a car or truck runs into the side of a commercial structure.  Although usually, a driver can be liable in these circumstances, it raises a question whether a Virginia business can… Read More »

Two People Reported Missing After a Boat Collision in Newport News

We were saddened to read two people remain missing in the James River after a boat collision in Newport News on Saturday. Rescue crews were out on the water on Saturday after two boats collided in the morning, according to Newport News Fire and U.S. Coast Guard officials. The Daily Press reported Newport News Fire Department… Read More »

Alarm Over Racing Motorcyclists in Virginia Beach After Five Deaths

Five biker deaths in the space of a week in Hampton Roads have raised concerns over racing motorcyclists in Virginia Beach. Four of the five deaths occurred in Virginia Beach. In all cases, speeding motorcyclists caused the deadly wrecks, according to police. In Virginia Beach police charged a teen rider over a crash that killed… Read More »

John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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