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Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer
Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

I focus on achieving favorable results with dedication & hard-work.- Griffin O'Hanlon

Attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers

Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer


You have plenty of choices when it comes to personal injury lawyers in and around Norfolk, Virginia. This can make choosing the right attorney seem like an overwhelming task. While there are a number of options, it is important to remember that not all personal injury attorneys are capable of offering the same level of experience and dedication, nor are all of them able to prove their skill with a wide range of verdicts and settlements.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers only takes on personal injury clients. This means our attorneys won’t be juggling your case with divorce files. We don’t do criminal work. We sue drunk drivers but we never represent them.

Our more defined focus allows us to concentrate solely on personal injury work. Most of our clients have been injured in car, truck or motorcycle accidents. We also represent the families of those who lost a loved one due to the fault of another in wrongful death cases.

As well as drivers and passengers hurt in auto accidents, we help people who have been injured at a business like a store or a hotel, or an industrial premises. We help people hurt by hazardous drugs or medical devices.

The state of Virginia operates under contributory negligence, meaning that even if you are only 1% responsible for an accident and the other party is 99% responsible, your slim share of the blame makes you unable to collect any damages for your losses. Because of this, it is all the more vital that you hire an aggressive and devoted personal injury lawyer who knows how to effectively argue for the other party’s complete liability, pursuing the maximum settlement you are owed for your injuries.

Our personal injury lawyers help clients in North Carolina as well as Virginia and further afield in the case of the victims of trucking wrecks and railroad workers.

Why choose Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers?

One thing that sets our firm apart from the competition is the fact that our sole focus is on personal injury law. Personal injury attorneys John Cooper, Jim Hurley, Bill O'Mara and Griff O'Hanlon do not split their attention between several practice areas; instead, they devote their 50+ years of combined experience entirely to the intricacies and complexities of Virginia personal injury law. This specialization enables us to stay on top of all changes in the Virginia Code and Supreme Court cases, using our knowledge and up-to-date familiarity with Virginia law to our clients’ advantage.

A look at our client testimonials page can also help you understand why Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has been the standout Norfolk personal injury firm for other area residents. We are not a factory firm where clients are seen as a way to increase our own profits. Instead, we view each client like a member of our own family and pride ourselves on supporting them the same way we would one of our own family members in crisis.

Although we have expanded rapidly in the last three years, we retain our commitment to looking after you like a member of our own family. Our past clients point out we were regularly in touch with them and never leave them wondering about the progress of their case.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers also plays a prominent role in the Hampton Roads community where our attorneys grew up. Every year, we support many great causes.

Dedicated to personal service

Your lawyer will be available to contact 24/7,  you will never be left wondering where your case stands. By working closely with you and your family during every stage of your lawsuit, we will provide you with the highest level of personalized service.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has experienced support staff who have worked for us for years. They are approachable and keep in regular contact with you about your case. There are few things more traumatic than suffering from a personal injury. We know you need extra support and understanding at this emotional time.

We are aware that the insurance companies will seek to take advantage of you when you are at your most vulnerable. You should never settle for less than you are entitled to because you may have serious medical needs. You can count on us to give your case the attention it deserves at a difficult time in your lives. While some law firms may treat you like a number, we are committed to making sure your injury is our fight.

You have several choices when it comes to hiring a personal injury attorney, but we believe you deserve nothing less than the best. Our Norfolk personal injury attorneys are prepared to work tirelessly on your behalf, providing constant support and doing everything in our power to ensure you are awarded the maximum settlement you are due.

Contact a Virginia Injury Lawyer

If you are looking for a personal injury attorney in the Hampton Roads area, or elsewhere in Virginia, please contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free case evaluation. We have a main office in Norfolk and client meeting locations in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Call us 24/7 at (757) 455-0077 to schedule a free consultation.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is a member of the National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

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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