Norfolk, VA Personal Injury Lawyers
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has its headquarters in the Ghent section of Norfolk. The City of Norfolk, VA, had a population of just over 246,000 in the 2013 census, making it the second biggest city in Hampton Roads after Virginia Beach. Norfolk is bordered by Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach and is linked to Hampton by the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. In 2013 we moved offices and our main office of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is in a building we own with a Wells Fargo bank downstairs as a tenant and plenty of free parking.
2014 Granby Street
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers works with people who have been injured in auto, motorcycle or truck wrecks, people who have lost loved ones from wrongful death, and individuals hurt in various other kinds of accidents like falls at businesses or work injuries from defective products.
Highways and accident locations
Norfolk is surrounded by Interstates. The I-264 takes commuters from Suffolk, Portsmouth and Chesapeake, VA into Norfolk through the Downtown Tunnel to the west and links Norfolk to Virginia Beach in the east. The Route 58 Midtown Tunnel links Norfolk to Portsmouth, VA. The tunnels have been tolled since 2014.
The Interstate Highway 64 loops around the eastern side of Norfolk and links Norfolk to Hampton to the north via the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. I-464 links Norfolk to Chesapeake in the south and is a commuter route for traffic from the Outer Banks and Northeast North Carolina (NC).
There are many other fast roads within the city that are major accident spots such as Virginia Beach Boulevard, Northampton Boulevard, Hampton Boulevard, Princess Anne Road, Tidewater Drive and Military Highway.
In 2010 Norfolk recorded the second highest number of road accidents in the Hampton Roads area; 4,137 with 9 fatalities and 2,417 injuries, according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Many pedestrian accidents also occur in Norfolk.
The Battleship Wisconsin in Norfolk
NORFOLK RAILROAD OPERATORS
The Norfolk Southern Railroad is headquartered in Norfolk, VA. and CSX trains also operate into Virginia International Terminals. Amtrak resumed rail passenger services into Norfolk from Washington DC in recent years.
Naval Station Norfolk is the world's largest naval station, supporting 75 ships and 134 aircraft alongside 14 piers and 11 aircraft hangars and nearly 2,800 military and civilian personnel. Sentara Healthcare has 15,000 employees in Norfolk. Norfolk City Public Schools employ more than 6,500 people while the City of Norfolk employs more than 4,300 people.
NORFOLK, VA SCHOOLS
There are five high schools in Norfolk – Booker T. Washington, Granby, Lake Taylor, Maury and Norview. There are 33 elementary schools and seven middle schools. Norfolk has a number of private schools including Norfolk Academy, Norfolk Collegiate, Norfolk Christian and The Williams School.
COURTS, POLICE AND FIRE
Norfolk has a circuit court, a General District court and a juvenile and domestic relations court. The courts are being moved to a new Consolidated Courts Complex on St. Paul’s Boulevard. Norfolk Police Department is at 100 Brook Avenue as is Norfolk Fire and Rescue. The new courthouse will be a big improvement for our personal injury jury trials once opened.
NORFOLK CITY GOVERNMENT AND HEALTH
Norfolk City Hall is at 810 Union Street. The City of Norfolk employs more than 4,300 people. City Hall is just a mile down the road from our offices.
A national ranking service listed Sentara Norfolk General Hospital as number one in Virginia for 2014-2015. John Cooper was born at Norfolk General Hospital in 1964. Sentara Leigh Hospital is at 830 Kempsville Road. Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters specializes in services for children. Bon Secors DePaul Medical Center is at 100 Kingsley Lane.
Norfolk has more than 120 distinctive neighborhoods.
Ghent is a National Historic district that went into sharp decline after World War Two and has since been redeveloped to be one of the city’s most vibrant and desirable areas. Ghent has great restaurants and shopping, making it a fun place to work or live.
Ocean View is a diverse neighborhood fronting the Chesapeake Bay with an extensive beach. It has been the focus of redevelopment in recent years.
Larchmont is a popular residential area located five miles north of downtown. Jim Hurley and John Cooper have raised their families in this great section of the city.
West Freemason Street Area Historic District is close to downtown. It encompasses 48 contributing buildings and developed between the late-18th and early-20th centuries. The area includes notable examples of the Federal, Greek Revival, and Late Victorian styles.
The Fairmount Park neighborhood is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the Norfolk and since 2004 has been undergoing a massive revitalization.
Park Place north of Ghent is another area that’s the focus of redevelopment.
Norfolk is served by the Virginian-Pilot newspaper, WAVY TV 10, WTKR Channel 3 and WVEC 13. The Pilot boasts a Norfolk section called the Compass.
The battleship Wisconsin at the Nauticus Museum is one of the most distinctive attractions in Norfolk. It is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy.
The Chrysler Museum of Art was founded in 1939 as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. It combines one of America's great fine arts museums, two significant historic houses and a recently added Glass Studio,
The Hermitage Museum and is the former home of the Sloane family. It is an early 20th century Arts-and-Crafts estate located on the shore of the Lafayette River in Norfolk,
Norfolk also houses the Virginia Zoo in the Park Place area. The park is more than 100 years old and the animal collection has been consistently increased.
Norfolk Botanical Gardens at 6700 Azalea Gardens is one of the city’s most popular attractions and has a Christmas lights display every year.
The specialized accident and injury attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have decades of combined experience of working with injury clients in Norfolk. 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 757.455.0077.