Ed Atkinson named a 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star

Ed Atkinson named a 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star

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I am pleased to report that I was named for this peer-nominated award presented by the Thompson-Reuters company.  While the representative from the company did not specifically say so, I feel certain that the 2016 Rising Star award confirms that:

“I’m rocking my peers, puttin’ suckers in fear” in the great tradition of LL Cool Jay.

Many thanks to my wife and family, my office staff, and my friends and colleagues in the legal profession.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

Norfolk Bicycle Infrastructure could reduce collisions with cars

Last week, the city of Norfolk unveiled its Bicycle and Pedestrian Strategic Plan, which outlines a proposed network of bicycle lanes and pedestrian routes across the city.  The new bicycle infrastructure would consist of 12 “corridors” of connected bike lanes and walkways linking popular parts of the Norfolk, including the oceanfront, Old Dominion University and downtown.  If put into action, the Strategic plan would cost the city an estimated $17 million.

The city of Norfolk is eager to lure young professionals to the area, and this drives the new Bicycle and Pedestrian Strategic Plan.  Millennials value a more walkable and bike-friendly urban setting, and the city of Norfolk values the increased tax revenue that comes with a larger middle class population.

“We’re putting the sexy back in being downtown,” Norfolk’s Planning Director George Homewood told the Virginian-Pilot.

The specific routes in the plan come in large part from input from local cyclists.  One told the Pilot that he hoped the new plan would cut down on accidents between bicycles and motor vehicles.

According to Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles records, in 2013 there were 45 traffic accidents with cyclist in Norfolk. Every one of these cycling accidents resulted in injury.

If you have been hit by a car while riding a bicycle, speak with a Norfolk injury attorney right away.

Norfolk motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries after crash with train in Wards Corner

According to Wavy.com a motorcyclist collided with a train early Monday morning in the Wards Corner neighborhood, leaving him in critical condition. The accident happened around 1:45 a.m. at the 7700 block of Granby Street. The train stopped at that location during an investigation by Norfolk Police Department, but has since moved. The injured man was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

 

If you are injured in an accident, contact Norfolk motorcycle crash lawyer Ed Atkinson to pursue your personal injury or wrongful death claim.  Call 757-656-3084 today.

 

It appears that the train blocked several intersections until around 5:00 am. At the time of this writing, the motorcycle driver was expected to survive. For updates on this story and other serious accident in Norfolk and Hampton Roads, check back here at the Norfolk Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Blog.

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