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What To Do If You Suffer a Serious Personal Injury in Virginia

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What To Do If You Suffer a Serious Personal Injury in Virginia

By Bill O'Mara, Newport News Personal Injury Attorney

Most of the clients we represent have received the type of personal injury that will have an impact on their life. If you have suffered a sprain or another type of soft tissue injury, you likely won’t need to hire an injury lawyer.

Cooper Hurley's John Cooper and Paralegal Candace Freeman talk about amputations

If you have suffered a serious personal injury, it’s important to hire an attorney because the insurance company may not pay you enough to meet your severe medical needs. Fortunately only, a small number of accident victims suffer these kinds of injuries. That’s not to say they don’t happen.  You may not always realize the severity of your injuries. If you can’t move after an accident, it’s fairly obvious that you have sustained a serious injury. But you may have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury that will affect your cognitive skills, your employment prospects and your relations with your family, and not realized it at the time. A mild TBI is something of a misnomer. These injuries can be devastating.

What Are the Main Types of Serious Personal Injury?

Our personal injury lawyers have seen a wide range of serious injuries sustained in accidents in Virginia. Although we often associate serious injuries with the brain or the spinal column, a fracture can be a very serious injury, particularly if it occurs in a load bearing area of the body such as a leg or if bones are crushed.

Serious personal injuries include:

1 – Back Injuries

2 – Brain Injuries

3 – Amputations

4 – Burns

5 – Shattered Bones

6 – Spinal Cord Injuries

If you suffer any of these injuries, your life may be permanently altered. If you have been injured due to the fault of another driver, the owner or manager of a premises or a faulty product, it’s important that you recover the most you can.

When you sustain a serious, your whole life can change for years to come. The financial hardship to you and your family, physical pain and suffering, emotional stress, frequent hospitalizations, and loss of income from the accident can prove devastating to you and your family. If your injury has been caused by the mistake or recklessness of another person, you are entitled to a financial recovery that will meet these hardships. Nobody ever wants to think they will be injured in this way but an accident can occur in a split second. If you have suffered an injury caused by another person, call us today at 757.455.0077 for a free consultation.

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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 Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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