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Norfolk, VA Car Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in southeastern Virginia, you need the services of a Norfolk car accident lawyer. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers are the car crash experts. Our highly experienced personal injury lawyers in Norfolk will explain your rights to compensation and help you understand the legal process following a motor vehicle accident. Call today to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable lawyers.

Car accidents are a leading cause of personal injury in the United States for people ages 1 to 44, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data from the City of Norfolk showed a significant increase in both overall car accidents and fatal wrecks during 2021.

Being involved in a car crash can change the course of your life. Severe car accident injuries often require extensive medical treatment and can compromise your ability to earn a living.

You should not have to pay for the mistakes of another driver. One of the Norfolk, Virginia, car accident lawyers at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers can advise you on whether you may be entitled to damages for your injuries, such as reimbursement for medical bills and lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering.

It can be difficult to prove fault in a motor vehicle accident. Our team of dedicated attorneys will listen to your story, review the evidence, and explain the process for filing a claim.  If you want experienced and skilled representation, look no further than the team at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers.  Notably, we won Virginia’s second-highest car crash verdict in 2022, so you can trust that we know what it takes to succeed. There’s no cost to you unless we win your case. Call today to schedule a free consultation.

Injury Law Is All We Do

We are known as the car crash experts for a reason. Founding partner John Cooper has more than 30 years of experience trying cases, negotiating settlements, and navigating the roadblocks thrown up by insurance companies in Virginia. He has received numerous honors, including the following:

  • Named a “Top Lawyer” by Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • Selected as a Virginia “Super Lawyer,” a distinction only awarded to 5 percent of attorneys in Virginia
  • Received an AV Rating, the highest awarded, by Martindale-Hubbell for his professional reputation
  • Chosen as one of “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia”

At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk car accident attorneys are focused on helping injured victims, which is why we do not work for insurance companies. If we can not reach a fair settlement agreement, our personal injury team will fight for what you deserve inside the courtroom.

We offer free consultations to review the merits of your case. You do not pay us a dime unless we win, so call today.

Our Norfolk, VA, Car Accident Lawyers Have Achieved Some of the Highest Verdicts and Settlements in the State

Our team has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for victims of traffic accidents, including:

  • A $6.5 million settlement for a three-car collision that left the plaintiff with a catastrophic injury
  • A $5.8 million verdict for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder from a car accident
  • A $4.72 million settlement for a teenage passenger injured in Hampton Roads
  • A $1.5 million verdict in a wrongful death case involving a van driver killed in a truck accident

In 2022, Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers secured the second-highest personal injury verdict in Virginia— a $2.46 million award for a client injured in a Norfolk car accident. Clients seeking compensation for other types of roadway collisions can also find an experienced Norfolk truck accident lawyer or Norfolk rideshare accident lawyer at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers.

Cooper Hurley is Conveniently Located in Downtown Norfolk

Our downtown office is located at 125 St Paul’s Blvd Ste 510, right across the street from the Norfolk courthouse. When you visit our office for an appointment, you can take advantage of free reserved parking just steps from our entrance. Come see a Norfolk personal injury attorney for a free case review.

Why Hire a Norfolk Car Accident Lawyer After Your Crash?

Seeking compensation for your injuries following a car accident is complicated and time-consuming. You have to track down medical records, interview witnesses, and speak with experts who can testify to the nature of your injuries. The last thing you need is the hassle of proving your case while also trying to recover from your injuries. The Norfolk car accident lawyers at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers can help you with every stage of the legal process.

We Can Help You Prove Fault

Virginia has a contributory negligence rule, which means that if an injured person contributed even in the slightest way to the accident, that person cannot recover any damages. Even if a plaintiff is only one percent at fault for their accident, they don’t have an actionable case.

That essentially means you need to prove the other driver is 100 percent at fault for the accident and your injuries to recover compensation. That’s where our Norfolk car accident attorneys come in. It’s our job to gather and present evidence to help you show that the other party was completely at fault for what happened.

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Jim Hurley, Personal Injury Lawyer

“Those of you who have lived here for a while know Virginia’s a very conservative state. We have a law that’s called contributory negligence. What that means is, if you get into a car wreck and you’re only 1% at fault, legally you’re not allowed to recover anything. Most states don’t have that. It’s not a good law, it’s something we have to deal with. So, at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we’re able to help you when you’ve been injured in a car wreck get around that and get a good result for you. 

Build Your Case with a Skilled Norfolk Car Accident Lawyer

We can use numerous types of evidence to build your case. The following are common examples:

  • Information from accident reports
  • Data from toxicology reports
  • Photographs
  • Video footage
  • Police body cameras
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Physical evidence such as skid marks and accident debris
  • Black box data
  • Cell phone records

Our accomplished attorneys use this evidence to prove who was at fault for a crash. We know how to collect, analyze, and use evidence to help make your case stronger. We can also gather copies of your medical records and consult with experts who can offer their opinions about any ongoing care you may require in the future.

Let a Norfolk VA, Car Accident Lawyer Negotiate for You

Insurance companies worry only about their bottom line. If you were in a car accident, the insurance company will probably offer the lowest settlement possible and try to avoid fully compensating you for your injuries. They will not act in your best interest. Our attorneys do not play games when it comes to getting you the recovery you deserve. We know how insurance companies operate, and we fight back on your behalf.

Facing Litigation? Work with an Experienced Trial Attorney

If we can not reach an agreement with the insurance company, we are prepared to take the fight into the courtroom. As the plaintiff, the burden is on you and your legal team to prove the other driver was at fault. During the discovery process, we communicate with the defendant’s lawyers and obtain the evidence they plan to present and share the evidence we have showing the strength of your case. Our attorneys build a case based on all of the available evidence. We won’t shy away from taking your case to a judge or jury, so they can decide what’s fair.

Finding Witnesses

We speak with eyewitnesses to the accident and interview police who arrived on the scene. We can also hire expert witnesses knowledgeable about traumatic injuries to present evidence in court on your behalf. It is important to contact us as soon as possible following your accident so that we can immediately preserve the evidence and obtain accurate witness accounts. That evidence may be key, especially if your case must go to trial.

A Norfolk Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You Recover Damages

You may be eligible to receive compensation for the following damages caused by your car accident:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages or benefits
  • Loss of future earnings or earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Inconvenience
  • Expenses for home modifications related to your injuries
  • Pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Pregnancy injury

We Have Decades of Experience Navigating Virginia's Legal System

At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, plaintiff’s personal injury law is all we do. We never represent insurance companies. We know all the dirty tricks insurers try to pull to lowball your case. We combat those tactics with decades of combined experience handling car accident cases. In addition, we have deep knowledge of Virginia’s laws and procedures. We can steer your case through the entire process, avoiding pitfalls other attorneys might miss.

What is Virginia's statute of limitations?

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim for a car accident is generally two years from the accident date. If you do not file your claim before that deadline expires, you may be forever barred from recovering damages for your injuries. It is important to seek out the services of one of our car accident lawyers immediately following a collision so that you do not miss out on compensation owed to you.

What are the most common car accident injuries?

  • Neck or back strains
  • Concussions
  • Whiplash
  • Burns
  • Broken Bones
  • Separated joints
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Chest injury
  • Facial injury
  • Eye injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Amputation
  • Wrongful death

Common Car Accident Locations in Norfolk

At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we not only represent Norfolk residents, we live here too. So we know some of the most dangerous local areas for car accidents. Norfolk’s most dangerous intersections are as follows:

  • Northampton Boulevard and Wesleyan Drive
  • East Little Creek Road and Chesapeake Boulevard
  • Norview Avenue and Sewells Point Road
  • Tidewater Drive and Lafayette Boulevard
  • Colley Avenue and W. 26th Street
  • Colley Avenue and W. 27th Street.
  • Brambleton Avenue and Tidewater Drive
  • E. Princess Anne Road and Tidewater Drive

Whether you were involved in an accident on Princess Anne Road in Ghent, Brambleton Avenue in Downtown Norfolk, Tidewater Drive in the Tidewater corridor, or elsewhere, we have personal experience with the area where you suffered your injury.

Speak with a Norfolk, VA, Car Accident Attorney Today

Our team is waiting to assist you with all your legal needs following a car accident. In addition to our Norfolk office, we have meeting locations in Newport News, Portsmouth, Hampton, Suffolk, Chesapeake, and on the Eastern Shore. We specialize in car, truck, and motorcycle wrecks, as well as railroad accidents and bus collisions. If you suffered a catastrophic injury while on the road, including a brain or spinal cord injury, or a loved one involved in a wrongful death, know the secrets of getting better results in a car accident case and let us help you seek justice.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers are the car crash experts in southeastern Virginia. When you need an experienced advocate on your side, no one can beat our breadth of knowledge, skill, and compassion. Contact one of our car accident lawyers in Norfolk, Virginia, today.

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