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    Virginia Beach Personal Injury Lawyer

    Personal injury is a term that covers many areas of the law and applies to many different types of injuries. If you were injured in an accident that was caused by the actions of another, you have rights. When you are hurt because of another person’s negligence, our personal injury attorneys will fight for you. We help people throughout Hampton Roads get justice for their injuries. We have meeting locations in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News, Portsmouth, Hampton, Suffolk, Chesapeake, and the Eastern Shore. We would fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you need to recover financially and physically. If you are wondering what to do after a serious personal injury, speak to Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as soon as possible. Our Virginia Beach personal injury lawyers want to help.

    Proving Fault After an Accident

    To collect any compensation following an injury, it is necessary to prove that another party was entirely responsible for the incident. In fact, under the legal principle of contributory negligence, a claimant cannot financially recover for personal injuries if they were in any way at fault in causing the accident.

    Virginia Civil Model Jury Instruction 6.000 states that people who do not take proper steps to protect themselves and fail to act as they should in a given situation cannot collect any compensation for their losses. As a result, our Virginia Beach lawyers are dedicated to gathering all necessary evidence of fault in a personal injury claim. Some examples of this evidence may include:

    Potential Compensation Following an Act of Negligence

    Parties who are at fault for another person’s injuries must provide full compensation. The extent of this compensation only becomes known when a claimant is able to demonstrate the losses they have suffered as a result of their injuries. An attorney in Virginia Beach could evaluate a personal injury claim and determine how much in damages a claimant may be eligible to receive.

    Personal injury claims center around the physical injuries that a person has suffered. Most cases demand compensation for the costs of medical care, including expenses as a result of the ambulance ride, ER care, surgery, hospitalization, and rehabilitation. It is important to remember that a case can demand compensation for both past costs and estimated future expenses. A lawyer could estimate costs of future medical care if a client sustained a permanent disability or is still making his/her recovery.

    Cases should also demand compensation for non-economic losses as well. This could include payment for pain and suffering, emotional traumas, or other changes in the claimant’s daily routine. It can be difficult to place a dollar amount on these experiences, but they do form a substantial part of a demand for appropriate compensation.

    Is there a Time Limit on a Personal Injury Case?

    It is important to note that there is a limited time to take legal action after any incident. Under the Code of Virginia § 8.01-243, many people have only two years from the date of an incident to demand compensation from at-fault parties. This applies to most personal injury cases such as car accidents or slips and falls.

    However, claimants should be aware that this time limit is not universal. For example, claims that demand compensation from government entities for accidental injuries must often proceed in a far shorter timeframe. A Virginia Beach lawyer could help pursue a personal injury case within the applicable statute of limitations.

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    Personal Injury
    Lawyers with Experience

    Our lawyers handle claims and personal injury lawsuits that people bring against those who are responsible for their losses. These claims involve asking for money for the pain and suffering that the accident left behind. This may sound scary or stressful, but a skilled attorney stands by your side every step of the way.
    Why Choose Us?
    • We offer individualized & outstanding customer service
    • We have the resources & experience to take on large insurance companies
    • All we do is personal injury, and we never represent insurance companies
    • We get results, including many millions recovered for thousands of victims
    • Our initial consultations are free, and there’s no fee unless we win

    Important First Steps After Being Injured

    1
    Call the Police

    Not only is this required by law, but the police officer will write a report saying what happened. This report may have important information, like the other guy was issued a ticket for poor driving or even said that he caused the accident.

    2
    Get Medical Help

    If you or anyone in your family is injured, it’s crucial to get medical treatment. The most important thing in any motor vehicle accident is to take care of the injuries of you and your family.

    3
    Call a Lawyer

    A local personal injury lawyer can provide a free case evaluation. When you hire us, we’ll help you avoid saying anything that would hurt your case and fight for your best possible outcome. Plus, there’s no fee unless we win.

    If you were in an accident, the other person’s insurance company will do everything they can to avoid paying a claim. They may try to get you to say you were responsible or that you do not have the injuries you are claiming. The best way to avoid being taken advantage of after an accident is to have a local personal injury attorney on your side who knows the tricks insurance companies will try to pull. We can take the stress out of the process for you.

    Get a free case evaluation now:
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    Meet Our Attorneys

    At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, injury law is all we do. The attorneys at our personal injury law firm are here to guide you through every step of your case and provide you with dependable legal strategies so you can focus on recovering.

    John M. Cooper
    Partner
    Jim Hurley
    Partner
    Bill O'Mara
    Partner
    Griffin O'Hanlon
    Partner
    John Baker
    Partner
    Bailey Gifford
    Attorney
    Mike Salasky
    Of Counsel
    Dan Mazzio
    Attorney
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    Personal Injury Attorney

    Personal injury cases can come from a lot of situations. The most common examples are cases from:

    • Car accidents Car crashes can range from common rear-end collisions to deadly intersection wrecks
    • Truck accidents Virginia’s ports and highways such as I-95, I-81 and I-64 are major traffic hubs with a lot of big rigs
    • Motorcycle accidents The downside of the thrill of riding on the open road is a large number of accidents and injuries
    • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) TBIs can require expensive, life-long medical care that you should not have to try to afford alone
    • Railroad accidents Railroad employees have a right to sue for railroad accident injuries that happen at work
    • Wrongful death — If a loved one dies because of the actions of another, we are here to help you through this tragic time

    In all of these cases, you do not have to say the other person meant to hurt you. Instead, you have to prove that they were careless, which caused your injuries. This may seem hard, but a local injury attorney can help. Our Virginia Beach personal injury lawyers can handle the legal work so you can focus on getting better while knowing your case is in good hands.

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