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Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers

Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of serious personal injury and death in America. Surviving victims and their families are often faced with long-term medical expenses, lost income, a limited ability to work, and other overwhelming hardships – both financial and physical.

Types of motor vehicle accidents

At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk motor vehicle accident lawyers have the resources and experience to help accident victims who have been injured because of another driver’s negligence. We accept cases involving all types of motor vehicle accidents, including:

Our accident lawyers are prepared to help drivers, passengers, and even those injured in car accidents with pedestrians or bicycles. Our attorneys will fight tooth and nail to prove the other party’s negligence and help you secure the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.

Motor vehicle accident claims: more complex than they appear

When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident in the state of Virginia, insurance companies will do everything in their power to pin at least a portion of the blame on you. They know that in a contributory negligence state like ours, you will be unable to collect a dime if you can be held even 1% responsible for your accident. Even when insurance companies are willing to pay you a settlement, it is almost always too small to cover the true cost of all of your losses.

Our aggressive and experienced Norfolk motor vehicle accident lawyers are prepared for the tactics that may be used against you by the insurance company in your case. We will investigate your accident, uncover evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, working tirelessly to prove the opposing party’s liability. Please realize that the insurance company representative is not your friend and you should be wary about what you say to a claims agent. The insurance company is trying to pay the lowest amount of money possible to get rid of you.

Unlike some other law firms, the attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers are ready and willing to go to trial to secure the proper compensation for their clients. By showing the insurer of the at-fault driver that we are prepared and able to go to court if they make us, we often avoid having to file suit. The final decision whether bring a lawsuit is yours, our client. We advise what the choices are including to take the highest settlement offer we can get before suit or going forward if you want to because the insurer is not being reasonable about the value of your auto accident and injury. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers aims to treat the people it helps as if they were family, which sets them apart from the factory law firms.

The most important thing you can do following an accident is get proper medical treatment for any injuries you suffered. The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers will do everything to get you fully compensated for your injuries, allowing you to focus all your energy on what is most important: recovering your health.

In 2014, an estimated 2.3 million people were injured in motor vehicle accidents according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And, sadly, an additional 32, 675 people were killed in car wrecks during 2014. The victims and their families often face an uphill battle against the big insurance companies to get what they deserve to cover the medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and financial losses. According the Virginian Department of Transportation (VDOT), 700 people died on the roads of the Commonwealth in 2014 and 63,384 were injured. If you are seriously hurt in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you may face a long recovery. You may be struggling to get your life back together and not in a good state of mind to handle a claim yourself.

Many people do not realize the extent of what their medical bills will be if they are injured. The road to maximum medical improvement or full recovery can be long and difficult, as you may find you are undergoing treatment for months even years following an accident. Having a serious injury involving broken bones or a head/neck injury can come with a price tag in the tens of thousands of dollars. For Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, there is no case too large to handle. With over 60 years combined experience representing those seriously injured in motor vehicle wrecks, we have the resources needed to zealously fight for every dollar you deserve no matter how catastrophic the injury.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in Hampton Roads, elsewhere in Virginia or in North Carolina, please contact the motor vehicle accident lawyers at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers today for a free, no obligation case evaluation.

Our main office is located in Norfolk, and we have meeting locations for your convenience in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, Suffolk, and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. No matter where you are located, we want to make the process of hiring us as your accident and injury attorneys convenient for you. We are also prepared to visit you at the hospital or in your home.


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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