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Railroad Passenger Injuries
Railroad Passenger Injuries

As your lawyer, I do everything in my power to get you results.- Jim Hurley

Attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers

Norfolk Railroad Passenger Injury Attorneys Seek Maximum Compensation for You

Strong advocacy for your train crash damages

When you choose to travel by train, you reasonably expect to arrive safely at your destination. As an economical, enjoyable and relaxing way to see the country, many people prefer trains over planes or cars. Sadly, when a railroad company is negligent in its duty to provide safe transport, a crash can result, injuring you or a loved one. With a combined 40 years of experience, the team at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers helps people injured in a train accident get the full and fair compensation they are entitled to.  

Understanding your rights after a train accident

Amtrak is one of the most popular passenger rail systems serving Virginia, but many residents also commonly use the VRE rail service and other popular commuter rails including the Tide, Norfolk’s light rail. 

As a passenger, you have a right to a safe ride on any passenger train. This right includes holding the railroad company accountable if you get hurt en route. The Norfolk, Virginia railroad accident attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have decades of experience helping passengers get compensated for railroad negligence so they can fully recover from their injuries.

When you are injured in a railroad accident, the railroad company will do everything possible to minimize the compensation they owe you. They employ powerful insurance companies and large law firms that will try to get you to accept an inadequate settlement. If your injuries are serious, there is no reason you should settle for less than you deserve. When you have lost a loved one in a train accident, we can initiate a wrongful death suit on your behalf. 

Experienced Norfolk railroad accident attorneys

By calling upon a team of experts, our aggressive Norfolk railroad accident lawyers can help you gather the evidence you need to support your claim and directly link your injuries to the railroad company’s negligence. Attorneys John Cooper and Jim Hurley have decades of experience successfully pursuing compensation for injured railroad passengers. We treat every client the same way we would treat a member of our own family: with respect, commitment, and a personal investment in the outcome of your case.

If you are in Virginia, North Carolina or West Virginia and have been injured while riding a train, contact us

The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have more than 40 years of combined service advocating for people like you.  If you or a loved one has been injured while a train passenger, please contact us today or call 757.455.0077 to schedule a free case evaluation. We serve clients throughout Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia. 

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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