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Vehicle Accidents

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Health insurance might not cover all losses from your injuries

The shock and trauma of a vehicle accident is initially upsetting and may be difficult to overcome, but the long-term consequences can be even more severe. A serious vehicle accident can leave you with significant injuries that require rehabilitation and care not covered by health insurance. There are also the costs of missed work and the possibility you might continue to earn less in the future because of your injury or permanent disability. The effects of an accident can linger for years.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is a law firm that works on your behalf to get you the compensation to which you are entitled. We fight for Virginians who have been hurt through the negligence of other motorists.

Car accidents are a common source of injury in Virginia

In a single year, Virginia experienced a considerable number of accidents. The most recent traffic crash  statistics revealed that:

  • There were more than 123,000 crashes on Virginia roads
  • Nearly 45,000 of those crashes resulted in injuries to 67,000 people
  • Of those crashes, 775 were fatal

That same Virginia vehicle study revealed that more than 8,000 of those crashes involved alcohol. Drunk drivers are more likely to injure others on the road.  The large number of accidents is alarming, and all drivers should be aware they may need a lawyer’s help on short notice following an car accident. Cooper Hurley’s injury attorneys are flexible and available at all hours for their clients.

Truck accidents account for a large number of fatalities

Tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks can weigh as much as 5 times that of a normal automobile. The size of the truck alone makes it difficult to stop, and the long distances drivers have to endure make fatigue and driver error all the more common. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulates buses and trucks, and is responsible for collecting statistics on accidents. It recently found that:

  • 112,379 large trucks and 12,763 buses were involved in nonfatal crashes
  • 44,310 large trucks and 6,854 buses were involved in crashes with injuries
  • There were 60,627 injuries in crashes with large trucks and 15,327 injuries in crashes involving buses

If you have been injured in a recent accident, it is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible to find out more about your rights and options to get the full compensation you deserve.

Motorcycle accident rates have increased considerably in recent years

The exposed nature of motorcycle riding is thrilling but also likely to lead to injuries in the event of a crash. Sadly, many car drivers fail to see motorcycles and respect their riders' right to share the road. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries like road burn, scarring, broken bones or surgery.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks motorcycle injuries. It found that:

  • Motorcyclist death rates increased 55% between 2001 and 2008
  • Nonfatal injuries increased from almost 120,000 to 175,000 between 2001 and 2008
  • A total of 34,000 motorcyclists were killed and 1.2 million were treated in an emergency room for injuries during that same time period

The increase in crashes, personal injuries and fatalities should make every rider and bike passenger aware of the potential consequences of an accident. If you are injured in a motorcycle crash that is not your fault, our lawyers can help you get compensation for your injuries.

Contact us for more information about vehicle accidents and your legal options

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has successfully represented motorists, motorcyclists and passengers injured on Virginia roads with the legal process and insurance claims. We do not bill our clients until they receive compensation. Contact us at 757.455.0077 or online to schedule a free consultation.

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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