The lawyers in our firm are often retained as personal injury counsel to represent people from outside of Hampton Roads, Virginia (VA) who are visiting here as tourists and unfortunately get hurt. Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) and other parts of our area in eastern Virginia (VA) and north east North Carolina (NC) are big tourist destinations. Our area boasts tourist spots that attract visitors from across the country including Williamsburg/Jamestown, Virginia (VA) and its historical sites, the great beaches of Virginia Beach, the Outer Banks of North Carolina (NC) and the cultural activities in Norfolk, Virginia (VA) including the large Waterfront Arts Classical Music Festival. Unfortunately some number of people who are visiting Hampton Roads, Virginia (VA) are going to get hurt while they are here.
Typically tourists who get hurt are going to end up in the local emergency rooms like Virginia Beach General Hospital or Norfolk General Hospital. Eventually their medical care will be followed up by their doctors in their home state. The law that governs an injury case is the law of the place where the injury occurred. So if a tourist gets hurt in Virginia (VA) it is the Virginia (VA) injury law or wrongful death law that controls the case.
We get a lot of calls from tourists who were hurt down here who need help. Because we have so many clients who are out of state in our railroad accident business, and because we carry law licenses for many states, not just Virginia (VA), and North Carolina (NC), we are used to dealing with clients who are not living right here in Norfolk/Virginia Beach. We are able to take care of them through our toll free number, email, faxes, and over night delivery services when necessary. We are often brought into cases by out of state lawyers who themselves were contacted an injured person who was hurt here in Virginia Beach, or Norfolk, Virginia (VA). For example, we were recently hired in a couple of cases where the injured folks were struck as pedestrians in Virginia Beach by a motorist. The injuries were quite severe in this case. The attorney from out of state found us because we are listed as some of the best personal injuries lawyers in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) area. One of the ways that other lawyers find us is through our rating in the Martindale Hubble attorney rating system which gives our firm the highest rating of AV for being among the most preeminent law firms in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) with high ethical standards. Another way the lawyers often find us is through our association with groups of other excellent attorneys across the country such as the American Association for Justice, formerly ATLA, and Primerus which is like the good house keeping seal of approval for lawyers. Normally these lawyers will simply turn the case over to us for primary handling, if the injury occurred here in Virginia (VA). Sometimes depending upon the lawyer and client’s preference we can have them work together with us to handle the lawsuit. In any event, one of the things that our firm has a lot of experience in doing is working with clients outside of Virginia (VA) who happen to have been hurt in Hampton Roads as tourists or otherwise.
Authored by: James C. Lewis