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About Our Suffolk Location

I pride myself in helping clients through their toughest times.- Bill O’Mara

Attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers

Suffolk, VA Personal Injury Lawyers

The specialized law firm of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers works with people injured in accidents in Suffolk, VA, due to the fault of another. We also help families who have suffered a wrongful death, in Suffolk, a city of more than 86,806, according to 2014 figures.

Suffolk is the largest city in Virginia in terms of area. When the City of Suffolk merged with the County of Nansemond in 1974, it grew overnight from a rural town of two square miles to the state's largest city of 430 square miles. The greater Suffolk region's population is projected to more than double over the next 20 years. Suffolk was ranked 19th on the Best Cities for Young Families in Virginia for 2015 in a survey by NerdWallet.

We have a client meeting location in downtown Suffolk, close to the Suffolk Circuit Court and the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. Alternatively, we can come to you at your home, in the hospital or anywhere convenient to you. We understand that folks from Suffolk, and Isle of Wight County or further west, need convenient access to strong legal representation in car, truck and motorcycle accidents with injuries.

Map and address
215 Market Street
Suffolk, Virginia 23434
T/ 757.226.0046

HIGHWAYS AND ACCIDENT LOCATIONS

  • Suffolk may have few interstates but it has some of the most dangerous highways in Hampton Roads as well as hundreds of miles of small, winding country roads.
  • Whaleyville Boulevard (Route 13) in southern Suffolk and nearby Carolina Road (Route 32), see numerous serious accidents and have been the scenes of fatal head-on wrecks in recent years. Both of those roads are lengthy, two-lane stretches with a mix of local and long-distance traffic. When slower, local traffic mixes with drivers who are in a rush to reach their destination, it can be a recipe for serious accidents.
  • Route 460, also called Pruden Boulevard, is a busy highway close to downtown that carries a considerable amount of tractor trailer traffic. It has seen a considerable number of fatal accidents in recent years including an eight-vehicle accident in which one person was killed.
  • Holland Road/Route 58 is another potentially dangerous highway that is regularly the scene of deadly accidents. In 2012, there were 2116 accidents in Suffolk and 11 people lost their lives.

SUFFOLK RAILROAD OPERATORS

The Commonwealth Railway, Inc. is a short line railroad of 16.5 miles of track which runs from Suffolk to Portsmouth. Its main office is in the Wilroy area of Suffolk. CSX and Norfolk Southern trains also run through Suffolk and there are dozens of public and private railroad crossings in the city. One of our firm’s focuses is on occupants and passengers in cars or trucks who are hit and seriously harmed or killed by railroad locomotives.

Major Employers

Suffolk Public Schools employs almost 1,800 people, while 1,500 are listed as employed by the Navy Information Dominance Forces (Cyber Forces) base. Sentara Healthcare employs a further 1,300 people.

SUFFOLK, VA SCHOOLS

  • There are three high schools in Suffolk – King’s Fork, Lakeside and Nansemond High School. In all, there are 19 public school in Suffolk, including four middle schools, and 12 elementary schools. There are also two educational centers.
  • Nansemond Suffolk Academy is an independent school on Pruden Boulevard.

COURTS, POLICE AND FIRE

  • Suffolk Police Department is based at 111 Henley Place, Suffolk, VA 23434 (757) 514-7915.
  • Suffolk General District and Circuit Courts are based at 150 North Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23434.
  • Suffolk Department of Fire and Rescue has an allocated strength of 252 full-time personnel as well as about 30 part-time personnel. The full time strength is supported by over 200 volunteers operating from four volunteer fire departments and one volunteer rescue squad. The department can be found at 300 Kings Fork Road, Suffolk, VA 23434

SUFFOLK GOVERNMENT AND HEALTH

  • The City of Suffolk operates from downtown Suffolk at 442 West Washington Street.
  • Sentara Obici Hospital is Suffolk’s largest medical facility. It’s a state-of-the-art facility located on Godwin Boulevard in Suffolk with 168 beds.
  • The Harbour View area in North East Suffolk boasts the Bon Secours Harbour View facility and Sentara BelleHarbour.

SUFFOLK NEIGHBORHOODS

  • Old Town Suffolk is centered around N. Main Street and W. Washington Streets. Most of the city’s administrative offices, museums, banks and restaurants are found here.
  • Chuckatuck is a small settlement at the intersection of Route 10 and Route 125. The neighborhood consists of a garden store, general store, automobile repair shop, three churches, two gas stations.
  • North East Suffolk is a modern community close to the interstate I-664 with good links to Newport News, Portsmouth and Norfolk. It includes the upscale Harbour View community which boasts a movie theater and restaurants and a golf course.

MEDIA

Suffolk's daily newspapers are the local Suffolk News-Herald and the Virginian-Pilot which has a Suffolk pull out called The Sun. Suffolk is served by the TV stations WAVY TV 10, WTKR Channel 3 and WVEC 13.

ATTRACTIONS

  • The Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge lies to the south east of Suffolk, straddling the North Carolina border. It includes many miles of trails accessible via White Marsh Road at Washington Ditch and other entry sites. There are also bike trails at Lone Star Lakes City Park off Godwin Blvd. This city park has four miles of rock trails.
  • Historic Obici House is an Art Nouveau-style mansion built in the 1920s along the Nansemond River by Amedeo Obici, an Italian immigrant and founder of Planters Peanuts. It features on the National Register of Historic Places and was recently restored to much of its original grandeur. It’s a popular venue for special events.
  • Planters Peanut Center at 308 West Washington Street is a retail store that includes historic features like a 1936-model roaster. It offers a wide variety of Planters Peanuts, candies and other snack products. Suffolk has long been associated with peanuts.
  • Riddick’s Folly House Museum and Gift Shop was built in 1837. It’s a beautiful four floor Greek Revival-style home on North Main Street with delicately carved moldings and notable architectural details. The house is famous for its ceilings. Riddick's Folly boasts 21 rooms with 16 fireplaces. It’s open to the public for historic tours.

The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have represented clients in the City of Suffolk for four decades. We can be contacted 24/7 and do not bill clients until they receive compensation. The firm charges no fee if it does not win your case. If you have further questions or would like to schedule a free consultation, contact us at 757.226.0046.

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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