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Roanoke and Lynchburg, Virginia – The Roanoke Valley, and the City of Seven Hills
The Roanoke Valley in southwest Virginia is an area adjacent to and including the Roanoke River between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Appalachian Plateau to the west. The valley includes much of Roanoke County, and two independent cities; Roanoke City and Salem.
Roanoke is the largest municipality in Southwest Virginia, and is the principal municipality of the Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2010 population of 308,707, and is composed of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke counties. Bisected by the Roanoke River, Roanoke is the commercial and cultural hub of much of Southwest Virginia.
Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The 2014 census estimates its population as 79,047. It is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River. Lynchburg is known as the "City of Seven Hills" or the "Hill City". Lynchburg was the only major city in Virginia that was not captured by the Union before the end of the American Civil War.
Travel options in and around the Roanoke-Lynchburg region include:
Roanoke: Interstate 581 is the primary north-south roadway through the city. It is also the only interstate highway as Interstate 81 passes north of the city limits. Interstate 581 is a concurrency with U.S. Route 220, which continues as the Roy L. Webber Expressway from downtown Roanoke, where the I-581 designation ends, south to State Route 419. Route 220 connects Roanoke to Martinsville, Virginia and Greensboro, North Carolina. Roanoke Regional Airport is located in the northern part of the city and is the primary passenger and cargo airport for Southwest Virginia. The Valley Metro bus system serves the city of Roanoke and surrounding areas. Valley Metro also offers bus service to Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Lynchburg, and Virginia Tech.
Lynchburg: The Greater Lynchburg Transit Company operates the local public transport bus service within the city. Lynchburg Regional Airport is solely served by American Eagle to Charlotte. Amtrak's long distance Crescent and a Northeast Regional connect Lynchburg with Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans and intermediate points.
Links to recent accidents in the Roanoke and Lynchburg region:
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If you know someone who has been injured in a Roanoke or Lynchburg accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:
Legal information for accident victims in Roanoke and Lynchburg
After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Roanoke or Lynchburg, 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 Roanoke or Lynchburg 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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