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Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers Verdicts & Settlements


Real Case Results

  • $5 Million Result for Injuries to Wife from Hampton - Our client was hit by a construction truck in Gloucester County, VA and suffered serious injuries including broken ribs, a lacerated liver and spleen, a hip fracture, a fractured pelvis, a fractured femur and fibula and post-traumatic stress disorder with a mild traumatic brain injury. The settlement with the construction company was reached during mediation.
  • $3.5 Million Settlement for Truck Accident Victim – A commercial truck rear-ended a passenger vehicle on I-64 in Norfolk, Virginia. Our client was a passenger in the car that was struck, which was traveling slowly after a tire problem. Both vehicles caught on fire. Our client was trapped within the passenger vehicle and lost his life.
  • $2.86 Million Settlement for Highway Worker - A highway worker was hit by a drunk driver on I-264 in Norfolk. He suffered an amputation of both legs. The worker received $2.86 million at settlement - $936,775 for a personal injury claim and $1.9 million in workers' compensation.
  • $1.5 Million Settlement in Truck Accident Wrongful Death Case - A box truck hit a van in Hampton Roads in December 2013, killing the van driver. The driver of the truck potentially suffered from sleep apnea and lacked a valid medical certificate. We filed a lawsuit on behalf of the van driver's family.
  • $1.2 Million Settlement in Auto Accident Case - We represented a high school junior that  was rear ended by a business owner driving a company vehicle that failed to brake. Our client suffered extensive injuries that resulted in her missing a semester of her junior year and the chance of playing collegiate softball. The case settled in mediation 2 months before trial.
  • $1.15 Million Settlement for Grandmother Hit by a Truck - A woman sustained serious injuries including a fractured leg, a broken bone in her neck and a brain injury when she was hit by a truck while changing a tire.
  • $1.15 Million Settlement for a Mother and Daughter Hurt in a T-Bone Crash - An 83-year-old woman and her 66-year-old daughter suffered serious injuries in a T-bone crash on the Eastern Shore of Virginia while making a left turn.
  • $650,000 Jury Verdict for Truck Accident Victim – A MACK truck with worn and bald tires experienced a “sudden” tread separation, colliding with our client’s Toyota. Our client’s leg was broken in two places, requiring surgical insertion of a metal rod, plate, and screws. The woman was not able to return to her previous job because of her injuries.
  • $900,000 Settlement for Truck Accident Victim – A tractor-trailer collided with a passenger vehicle in which the victim was riding, causing him a severe traumatic brain injury. Shortly before the case’s trial date, a settlement was reached.
  • $650,000 Jury Verdict for Truck-Train Accident Victim – A conductor trainee was riding on the side of a railroad car when a hostler truck, owned by CSX, pulled onto the track in front of the oncoming train. The collision knocked our client off of the side of the car. She was treated for a contusion and returned to work, but suffered continuing back problems as a result of the accident.
  • $450,000 Settlement for Fiery Collision Between Two Big Rigs – Our client was driving a big rig with double trailers when another tractor-trailer that was passing him in the left lane forced him to clip the left rear corner of a third stopped truck. A large fireball resulted, and our client suffered broken bones, gastroenterological and urological problems after being ejected from the truck. He was not able to return to his old job as a trucker.
  • $425,000 Settlement for Surgical Error – A 43-year-old woman underwent a hysterectomy, but the surgeons and staff left a surgical sponge inside of her body after the surgery was completed. This sponge was not discovered for six full months, and it eventually created a fistula inside of the woman’s bowel, requiring further surgery.
  • $400,000 Settlement for Carolina Collision that Kills Moped Rider – A 44-year-old woman was traveling southbound as a passenger on a moped when another vehicle struck the rear of the moped. Both occupants of the moped were knocked off into the street. The other vehicle then ran over the moped passenger, killing her.
  • $375,000 Settlement for Woman Who Fell on a Restaurant Mat - A senior citizen received a settlement of $375,000 after she sustained a broken arm when she slipped on a mat in a Virginia restaurant that was not flush.
  • $367,000 Settlement for Rail Conductor with Career-Ending Injury – A veteran conductor for Norfolk Southern was forced to move a train car drawhead one night at an industry. He injured his back trying to move the misaligned coupler, which was not working as it should have been due to poor maintenance and rust.
  • $225,000 Settlement for Woman Hurt During Fall at Building - A woman fell on a floor of an office building that a janitor was stripping and waxing. She suffered injuries to her neck, right shoulder, right hand, right hip and back. A settlement was reached with the building owners after the woman claimed the janitor waved her through.
  • $177,000 Settlement for Navy Man Injured While Riding Motorcycle in Virginia Beach – A car driver struck the motorcyclist, resulting in several broken bones and mental trauma. The accident victim recovered this settlement on an underinsured motorist claim through his own policy, and through the at-fault driver’s policy.
  • $120,000 Settlement for Customer Injured by Department Store Shelf – A customer shopping in a Maxway store in North Carolina was injured when a metal shelf fell down, striking her in the shoulder. The victim suffered an AC separation and tear of the rotator cuff in her right shoulder, ultimately resulting in two surgeries.
  • $112,500 Settlement for Slip-and-Fall Accident at Hampton Roads Hospital – An employee at a local Hampton Roads hospital was injured when she fell on uneven stairs and broke her ankle. After undergoing surgery, the victim suffered a lengthy recovery period and a stress fracture on her foot due to complications from the injury.
  • $750,000 Verdict for Injured CSX Railroad Employee – While working in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, a CSX employee suffered serious injures that prevented him from returning to work. This FELA lawsuit helped the victim recover for his injuries and the loss of his career.
  • $250,000 Settlement for Car Accident Victim – After suffering injuries in a car accident, the victim could not reach a fair settlement with the other driver’s insurance company. The case, filed in Norfolk Circuit Court, eventually led to a proper settlement that compensated the victim for his injuries.
  • $150,000 Settlement for Motorcycle Accident Victim - A student from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA suffered a broken femur in a crash after a driver failed to yield the right of way. The case was settled a month before a trial.
  • $200,000 Verdict for Injured Motorist - A man from Virginia Beach was forced off the I-64 by an unknown driver, hitting construction equipment. There was no contact .He suffered a minor concussion, a small displaced fracture in the neck and an open gash in his left knee. A jury in Norfolk awarded him $200,000.
  • $460,000 Settlement for Brain Injury Victim - A 50-year-old man suffered a brain injury including short-term memory loss after he was hit by a truck on Terminal Boulevard in Norfolk, VA. The case was settled before a trial.
  • $400,000 settlement for a hotel guest injury – A 55-year-old flight attendant was injured at a Virginia Beach hotel when a window treatment fell on her, causing injuries to her neck, knee and shoulder.

Contact us to review your legal matter

All cases are different. We cannot guarantee the same result in your case. If you have been injured because of another person’s recklessness or negligence, please contact our Virginia personal injury lawyers online today or by calling us at 757.455.0077 for a free case evaluation with John Cooper or Jim Hurley. Our Norfolk, VA personal injury attorneys can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

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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