Newport News, VA Personal Injury Lawyers
The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have worked on accident, injury and wrongful death cases from Newport News for decades. We want the injury claims process to be as easy for you as possible under the difficult circumstances of being hurt by the fault of someone else not being careful. We serve our Newport News clients at a client meeting location in the Oyster Point section, which is easily accessed from I-64 and Jefferson Avenue. Alternatively, we can come to you at home, in the hospital or anywhere else convenient to you.
11815 Fountain Way, Ste 300
Newport News, Virginia 23606
Newport News is a city of 183,412 in 2013, making it the fifth most populous city in Virginia. It is bordered by Hampton to the east, York and James City counties to the north and linked by the Monitor Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel to Suffolk to the south and the James River Bridge to Isle of Wight Counties. Newport News was consolidated with the former Warwick County, which used to be itself a separate city from 1952 to 1958.
HIGHWAYS AND ACCIDENT LOCATIONS
- Newport News is linked to the Isle of Wight by the US 17 James River Bridge and to Suffolk by the I-664 Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel. The I-64 skirts eastern Newport News north to Williamsburg and runs east to Hampton.
- On the Virginia Peninsula where roadway congestion is often a fact of life, there are numerous problematic highways and intersections. Jefferson Avenue runs the length of Newport News and two intersections – Jefferson and Oyster Point and Jefferson and J. Clyde Morris Blvd. - have been highlighted as among the most dangerous in Hampton Roads.
- Warwick Blvd. has seen accidents involving students from Christopher Newport University.
- In 2010 there were 2,901 accidents in Newport News. Of these 1755 ended up in injuries and 12 people died. This was a higher death rate than in Norfolk which recorded more accidents, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
NEWPORT NEWS RAILROAD OPERATORS
Amtrak serves Newport News with a line to Washington DC. CSX trains service the large coal terminal on the southern tip of the city.
Newport News Shipbuilding
- Huntington Ingalls Industries (formerly Northrop Grumman) is the biggest employer in Hampton Roads with about 20,000 workers, although numbers have come down at the shipyard in recent years.
- Riverside Health System employs just over 7,000
workers and the City of Newport News 4,580.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA SCHOOLS
Newport News has six public high schools – Woodside, Warwick, Menchville, Heritage, Denbigh and An Achievable Dream. The city has eight middle schools, 24 elementary schools and five early childhood centers.
Christopher Newport University is at 1 University Place. Centura College has a Newport News campus.
COURTS, POLICE AND FIRE
- Newport News Circuit Court and the General District Court is at 2500 Washington Avenue. Newport News has a federal court house at 2400 West Avenue.
- Newport News Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court is at 2501 Huntington Avenue.
- Newport News Police Department is headquartered at 9710 Jefferson Avenue with sub offices in the north, central and south precincts.
- Newport News Fire Department is based at 2400 Washington Avenue. There are 11 fire stations.
NEWPORT NEWS CITY GOVERNMENT AND HEALTH
Newport News City Hall is at 2400 Washington Avenue.
The city is served by Riverside Regional Medical Center at 500 J Clyde Morris Boulevard, which is the main trauma center for the Peninsula. Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital is at 2 Bernardine Drive.
NEWPORT NEWS NEIGHBORHOODS
Cooper Hurley’s Newport News Client Meeting Location
- City Center at Oyster Point is a recently built new downtown area, a 52-acre mixed-use development that has 230,000 sq. ft. of retail shops and restaurants and more than a million square feet of office development.
- Denbigh is a sprawling northern suburb of Newport News that was once a town.
- East End, also known as the south east community is densely populated area bordered by industry that contains large swathes of low income housing.
- Hilton Village, a neighborhood built for shipyard workers in from 1918 to 1921, has become a trendy area due to its village feel.
Suffolk is served by the Daily Press newspaper, WAVY TV 10, WTKR Channel 3 and WVEC 13.
- The Mariners Museum at 100 Museum Drive displays the turret of the ironclad, the Monitor and is located in a large park around Lake Maury.
- The Virginia Living Museum at 534 J Clyde Morris Blvd., showcases local wildlife. Newport News also boasts the Peninsula Fine Arts Center and the Virginia War Museum. Endview Plantation is a famous Civil War site.
The James River Bridge
The specialized injury and accident attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have decades of combined experience of working with injury clients in Newport News. We are available 24/7 and do not get paid until you do at the end of the case. If you have further questions or would like to schedule a free consultation, contact us at 757.369.0944.