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Truck Accidents
Truck Accidents

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

Attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers

Results-oriented VA firm strives for the maximum possible compensation for your truck crash injuries

Large commercial trucks drive day and night on Virginia’s major highways, posing a threat to everyone's safety.  The major trucking routes of Interstates 95 and 81 are prone to serious tractor-trailer accidents. Big rigs travel from the ports of Hampton Roads to Roanoke and then western Virginia via the notorious Interstate 64. Whether you were in a collision with a truck along a major highway or a county road, turn to Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers for a team who fights for full compensation for your injuries.

Why do truck accidents happen?

The trucking business is one of America’s most competitive industries. That competition pushes many carriers to place undue pressure on their workers, resulting in fatigued drivers. Truckers carrying various kinds of cargo, such as coal from mines in the west and containers carried from ports in the east, take on huge responsibility for carting their loads safely. Their trucks' massive size and weight can lead to devastating motor vehicle accidents.

In such accidents, trucking companies can be held responsible for placing their drivers on impossible schedules. The companies that maintain trucks may also be liable for allowing hazardous trucks out on the road when they knew dangers existed. Whether a relatively small delivery truck, a commercial truck, an 18-wheeler or any other truck carrying containers hits someone in a much smaller passenger car, the results can be devastating, leading to:

  • Head injuries—Injuries to the head may affect the central nervous system and other bodily functions. Not always immediately apparent, head injuries include traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and concussions.
  • Spinal injuries—Catastrophic injuries to the spine affect more than mobility — they can alter your home life, employment and family dynamics and require lifelong, 24-hour care.
  • Fatalities—Approximately 11 percent of all traffic fatalities involve commercial vehicle crashes. If a loved one was killed in an accident, you may have a wrongful death claim.

Truck collisions lead to many unexpected costs

If you have been in a truck accident, you and your passengers may have been seriously injured and your vehicle may have sustained major damage. You are also likely to have many questions about what to do after a truck accident.  Most of all, remember not to admit fault, and once your immediate safety and health concerns have been met, call us so we can begin to take care of your needs. We will look into getting compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Transportation costs
  • Loss of wages
  • Future lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Treatment center costs
  • Reconstructive surgery costs

Truck Accident BookRepresentatives from insurance companies may interview witnesses, collect evidence, and take possession of the truck’s logs and data records to protect the trucking company’s interests. Our team counteracts insurance company tactics to demonstrate how tractor-trailer accidents occur and why you deserve compensation. We can discern who is responsible and hold a truck owner or a truck owner's parent company accountable. To learn more about truck accidents, see our truck FAQs page.

Contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers for help with a truck accident claim

Whenever a truck accident happens, motor carrier companies quickly send their own lawyers and investigators out to the scene of the accident. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you deserve lawyers who’ll fight as diligently on your behalf. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 or contact us online. We are available 24/7, and if there is no recovery, there is no fee.

"Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers went beyond and above. They helped me out every step of the way and made the process easy for me. I'm very glad that I chose Cooper Hurley after my serious accident. They are the best lawyers in Virginia."
-Janice J. ★★★★★

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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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