Knowing How To Help People From Out Of State Who Get Hurt In Virginia Is An Important Skill In An Experienced Virginia Beach/Norfolk Accident Attorney
After practicing in Hampton Roads for over 20 years, going back to when it wasn’t even called Hampton Roads but Tidewater, I have quite a lot of experience in helping people who are not from Virginia who get hurt on the highways in Virginia Beach or Norfolk, like interstate I-64 and I-264. When you get hurt in a place that you’re not from, it’s all the more important to have an attorney who knows his or her way around the area as far as the law, the court system, and the juries.
Lots of people move to Virginia Beach from other states on a regular basis. These may be folks who have been transplanted to the area because of the military, college, or a new job. If you are from New York or Maryland and you get hurt in Virginia you may be surprised to learn that a lot of the laws related to motor vehicles accidents and insurances are different here than in your home state. That’s why it’s important to have a local attorney, but especially an experienced one who knows how to handle a case that has multiple state issues such as getting medical records from other places or dealing with different insurance policies from different states.
Another common situation I see is people who come to Virginia Beach or Norfolk temporally for either military services or school or vacation. I have handled cases for many tourists over the years who have been hurt either at a Virginia Beach hotel or at a tourist site like Busch Gardens or Great Wolf Lodge in the Williamsburg, VA area. These tourists have the unpleasant experience of having their vacation ruined as they go from being on the beach having fun or playing with their kids in Colonial Williamsburg and instead have to visit one of our local emergency rooms. When these folks get home they learn that they really need to have a local Virginia Beach injury lawyer to handle the aspects of the personal injury case that occurred down here.
Because of my longevity as a personal injury lawyer specializing in accidents on the roads and at businesses I know how to make the process as convenient as possible for my out of state clients.
The Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton, VA personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as wrongful death, railroad injury cases and medical malpractice. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have more than 40 years of combined experience in specializing in auto injury as well as other accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. Our motto is: “Your Injury. Our fight.” If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 455 -0077 or contact us through this website.