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Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News, Virginia – The Hampton Roads Metro Area is known for its large military presence, shipyards, coal piers, and miles of beaches

The Norfolk/Portsmouth/Newport News region has a population of more than 1.7 million, making it the 37th-largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Norfolk, Virginia is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2015, the population was estimated to be 247,189, making it the second-most populous city in Virginia, behind neighboring Virginia Beach. The largest Navy base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk, is located near Norfolk. The city also has the corporate headquarters of Norfolk Southern Railway, and Maersk Line, Limited, which manages the world's largest fleet of US-flag vessels. As the city is bordered by multiple bodies of water, Norfolk has many miles of riverfront and bayfront property, including beaches on the Chesapeake Bay. 

Portsmouth is an independent city with a population of approximately 100,000. Portsmouth was founded by Colonel William Crawford, and was established as a town in 1752. The Norfolk Naval Shipyard today is located entirely within the city limits of Portsmouth. The Olde Towne section features one of the largest collections of historically significant homes between Alexandria, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina.

Newport News sits on a prime vantage point where the James River meets the Chesapeake Bay. The city runs approximately 23 miles along the James River and the Hampton Roads Harbor. Steeped in history, the city's economy runs on diverse trades including shipbuilding, technological research and international commerce.

Travel options in and around the Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News region include:

Norfolk is linked with its neighbors through an extensive network of arterial and Interstate highways, bridges, tunnels, and bridge-tunnel complexes. The major east-west routes are Interstate 64, U.S. Route 58 (Virginia Beach Boulevard) and U.S. Route 60 (Ocean View Avenue). The major north-south routes are U.S. Route 13 and U.S. Route 460, also known as Granby Street. Other main roadways in Norfolk include Newtown Road, Waterside Drive,Tidewater Drive, and Military Highway.  Norfolk is primarily served by the Norfolk International Airport. Seven airlines provide nonstop services to twenty five destinations. Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport also provides commercial air service for the Hampton Roads area. The Chesapeake Regional Airport provides general aviation services. Norfolk is served by Amtrak's Northeast Regional service through the Norfolk station.

Portsmouth is primarily served by the Norfolk International Airport, now the region's major commercial airport. The city has access to lines of CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern and three short line railroads. Portsmouth is served by Interstate 264 and Interstate 664, which is part of the Hampton Roads Beltway. The Elizabeth River is crossed via the Midtown Tunnel, the Downtown Tunnel and Berkley Bridge combination.

Newport News has an elaborate transportation network, including interstate and state highways, bridges and a bridge-tunnel, freight and passenger railroad service, local transit bus and intercity bus service, and a commercial airport. There are miles of waterfront docks and port facilities. Newport News is served by three airports. Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, Norfolk International Airport, and Richmond/Byrd International Airport all of which cater to passengers from Hampton Roads.

Links to recent accidents in the Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News area:

Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News car accidents;

Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News pedestrian accidents;

Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News motorcycle accidents;

Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News aircraft accidents;

Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News bicycle accidents;

Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News bus accidents;

Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News boat accidents;

Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News commercial truck accidents.

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in the region, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking.

If you know someone who has been injured in a Norfolk, Portsmouth, or Newport News accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital;

Sentara Leigh Hospital;

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center;

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth;

Riverside Regional Medical Center.

Legal information for accident victims in Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Newport News

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Norfolk, Portsmouth, or Newport News, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Norfolk, Portsmouth, or Newport News injury or fatality accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Virginia personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision caused by negligence, a Virginia wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind.

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What is Rental Reimbursement Coverage, and why do you need it?

When you're in a car accident that seriously damages your vehicle, your vehicle may be towed to a body shop and out of commission for significant time, and you are stuck wondering how you are going to get around during its repair.

What does rental reimbursement cover?

Rental reimbursement coverage will help you pay for a rental car—but only if you need the rental car because of a covered loss. For example, if your car is damaged in an accident that's covered by your insurance policy, your rental reimbursement coverage will typically help pay for the rental car.

What is PIP coverage/medical payment coverage?

An automobile accident can damage far more than your car. Medical bills, lost income, and other expenses add up quickly and cause significant financial hardship. Personal injury protection, also known as PIP insurance, helps reimburse you for such costs, and can help protect your friends and family after a covered accident.

What is Comprehensive Insurance Coverage?

Comprehensive coverage is a catch-all for incidents that aren’t considered “accidents” like hail, flooding, or vandalism damage. Comprehensive coverage may help protect your car against damages that are not related to a collision, including:

What Is collision insurance coverage, and why do you need it?

If your car is damaged or destroyed in an accident, collision insurance coverage will typically pay to fix or replace it. Types of covered accidents include hitting another car or hitting a stationary object, like a bridge or a tree. Collision insurance can also help if someone or something else hits your car while it's parked.

What is Under-Insured/Uninsured Motorist Coverage, and why do you need it?

Uninsured Motorist insurance (UM) is coverage that protects you if you're involved in a collision with a driver who does not have liability insurance, or does not have enough liability insurance to pay for your damages.

Underinsured Motorist insurance (UIM) pays for injuries, such as medical expenses, that result from an accident caused by a driver who has too little insurance to cover all of the injuries.

Covered UM and UIM expenses for you and your passengers include:

What is bodily injury liability insurance coverage, and why do you need it?

Liability car insurance covers damages to another person resulting from an accident you cause. One of the most basic types of auto insurance coverage, liability is also one of the few coverage options that's required in every state—though minimum limits of coverage vary, depending on where you live.

What is liability insurance coverage, and why do you need it?

Liability car insurance covers damages to another person resulting from an accident you cause. One of the most basic types of auto insurance coverage, liability is also one of the few coverage options that's required in every state—though minimum limits of coverage vary, depending on where you live.

Traditional insurance policies are wrong for low-mileage drivers

There’s a lot to take into consideration when choosing car insurance. It’s important to ensure you are getting the right insurance coverage for your car and your lifestyle, at a good price. But if you are a low-mileage or urban driver, traditional insurance policies are not for you.

Urban drivers are smart drivers – and deserve to own a vehicle under their own terms

There has been a huge rise in the number of urban drivers – those who typically use mass transit, carpool, telecommute, or otherwise get around town in ways other than a personal vehicle. But these drivers still need their cars on occasion, and until now, were forced to buy the same auto insurance policies that higher-mileage drivers purchase.

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