Newport News, VA Accident Injury Attorneys
As Newport News , VA Car Accident Lawyers, we work with clients and the families of victims, who have been involved in car, motorcycle or truck accidents in a city of 180,719 in the 2010 census, bordered by Hampton to the east, York and James City counties to the north and linked by the Monitor Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel to Suffolk to the south. To find the best Newport News personal injury attorney for you after serious injuries caused by another’s carelessness, you want a real lawyer who has tried cases in Newport News courts and helped Newport News residents hurt in accidents in their claims against the big insurance companies, like Allstate, Travelers, State Farm. Our Cooper, Hurley lawyers have filed lawsuits in Newport News for decades and know the city and what needs to be done to successfully handle a major car or truck wreck situation in Newport News, Virginia.
Newport News is an industrial city on the Virginia Peninsula. Newport News was consolidated with the former Warwick County, which used to be itself a separate city from 1952 to 1958.
HIGHWAYS AND ACCIDENT LOCATIONS
Newport News is linked to the Isle of Wight by the US 17 James River Bridge and to Suffolk by the I-664 Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel. The I-64 skirts eastern Newport News north to Williamsburg and runs east to Hampton.
On the Virginia Peninsula where congestion is a way of life, there are numerous problematic highways and intersections. Jefferson Avenue runs the length of Newport News and two intersections – Jefferson and Oyster Point and Jefferson and J. Clyde Morris Blvd. – have been highlighted as among the most dangerous in Hampton Roads.
Warwick Blvd. has seen accidents involving students from Christopher Newport University.
In 2010 there were 2,901 accidents in Newport News. Of these 1755 ended up in injuries and 12 people died. This was a higher death rate than in Norfolk which recorded more accidents, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
NEWPORT NEWS RAILROAD OPERATORS
Amtrak serves Newport News with a line to Washington DC. CSX trains service the large coal terminal on the southern tip of the city.
Huntington Ingalls Industries (formerly Northrop Grumman) is the biggest employer in Hampton Roads with about 20,000 workers, although numbers have come down at the shipyard in recent years.
Riverside Health System employs just over 7,000 workers and the City of Newport News 4,580.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA SCHOOLS
Newport News has six high schools – Woodside, Warwick, Menchville, Heritage, Denbigh and An Achievable Dream. The city has eight middle schools, 24 elementary schools and five early childhood centers.
Christopher Newport University is at 1 University Place.
COURTS, POLICE AND FIRE
Newport News Circuit Court and the General District Court is at 2500 Washington Avenue.
Newport News Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court is at 2501 Huntington Avenue.
Newport News Police Department is headquartered at 9710 Jefferson Avenue with sub offices in the north, central and south precincts.
Newport News Fire Department is based at 2400 Washington Avenue. There are 11 fire stations.
NEWPORT NEWS CITY GOVERNMENT AND HEALTH
Newport News City Hall is at 2400 Washington Avenue.
The city is served by Riverside Regional Medical Center at 500 J Clyde Morris Boulevard, which is the main trauma center for the Peninsula. Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital is at 2 Bernardine Drive
NEWPORT NEWS NEIGHBORHOODS
City Center at Oyster Point is a recently built new downtown area, a 52-acre mixed-use development that has 230,000 sq ft of retail shops and restaurants and more than a million square feet of office development.
Denbigh is a sprawling northern suburb of Newport News that was once a town.
East End, also known as the south east community is an impoverished area bordered by industry that contains large swathes of low income housing.
Hilton Village, a neighborhood built for shipyard workers in from 1918 to 1921, has become a trendy area due to its village feel.
Newport News is served by the Daily Press newspaper, WAVY TV 10, WTKR Channel 3 and WVEC 13.
The Mariners Museum at 100 Museum Drive displays the turret of the ironclad, the Monitor and is located in a large park around Lake Maury.
The Virginia Living Museum at 534 J Clyde Morris Blvd., showcases local wildlife. Newport News also boasts the Peninsula Fine Arts Center and the Virginia War Museum. Endview Plantation is a famous Civil War site.
The Norfolk based personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles car, truck, and motorcycle injuries. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury 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 the 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. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call our accident lawyers in Newport News. For a free consultation with a specialized Hampton Roads, Virginia personal injury lawyer contact us through this website.