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3 New Virginia Driving Laws that Go Into Effect on July, 1 2021

Did you know three new Virginia driving laws go into effect on July 1, 2021? This new legislation includes updates to the law banning handheld cellphones while driving, new requirements for student driver safety courses and an increase in the minimum coverage limits for vehicle liability insurance. Update to Use of Handheld Cellphone Ban This […]

Studies Suggest: Daylight Savings Leads to Increased Car Accidents

On Sunday March 14, 2021 the clocks will “spring forward” from 2am to 3am and we will lose an hour of sleep. This hour difference may seem like a slight nuisance but according to a 2020 study by Current Biology, there is a 6 percent spike in crashes the Monday after people reset their clocks […]

Virginia’s Handheld Phone Driving Ban Is Now in Effect

In recognition of the fact that distracted driving is responsible for an alarming number of injuries and deaths on Virginia’s roads, the state passed a new law, effective January 1st, 2021, making it illegal for drivers to hold a phone while driving. Drivers can still talk on the phone while driving, but they cannot be […]

What Matters Most

Now is the perfect time of year to pause and reflect on what’s truly important so we invite you to watch and share this with your friends and family! It’s one of our favorite messages we’ve created over the years. For over 50 years, what’s mattered most to our clients is what’s mattered most to […]

Dangers of Working with the Insurance Company Without a Lawyer

Is it OK to work with an insurance company without a lawyer to represent you and your interests? Sometimes the answer is “yes”. But there are cases in which you need a lawyer’s help. Brother Rutter explains the two things to look out for when working with an insurance company. Video Transcription This is Brother […]

How to Avoid Being Tricked by the Hospital After Your Injury

Whose insurance should you bill after a car accident, yours or the person who caused the accident? It might seem trivial but making sure your health insurance is the one that’s billed is very important. Brother Rutter explains why. [Video Transcription] Hey there. This is Brother Rutter. I want to speak to you today about […]

FDA Recalls Zantac and All Ranitidine Products

The FDA has requested the removal of all Ranitidine (Zantac) products from the market. Studies have indicated that the widely popular heartburn medication may contain unacceptable levels of a dangerous carcinogen, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA.) Tests conducted by the analytical pharmacy Valisure found “extremely high levels of N-Nitrososdimethylamine in every lot” of ranitidine tested, including those produced by […]


Virginia Lawyers Weekly recognized Rutter Mills Attorney Adam H. Lotkin for an outstanding personal injury victory when he secured a $750,000 settlement on behalf of a young auto mechanic supporting a wife and four children. Our client was struck by a medical company driver who turned left through a solid red light while speeding to […]

What to Do if You’re Involved in a Hit and Run Car Accident

Hit and run accidents can be especially stressful when you’re faced with injuries and the worry you may be left holding the bill. Let Brother Rutter of Rutter Mills help put your mind at ease as he takes you through the options that will help maximize your compensation after a hit and run. Transcription Hey, […]

Were You Harmed by a Dangerous Drug?

You’ve probably seen countless television commercials about the litigation related to dangerous drugs like Zantac and certain medical devices. But how do you know if you qualify for compensation? And who can you trust to represent you when the stakes are so high? See what Brother Rutter has to say. Transcription You may have seen […]

How Many Alcohol-Related Auto Accident Deaths Occur in Virginia?

In 2019, 252 people lost their lives in Virginia due to a drunk driver, according to the state Department of Motor Vehicles. Another 2,961 suffered injuries in alcohol-related accidents that year. The good news is that alcohol-related fatalities have dropped by 37 percent over the past 30 years, but that is small consolation to those […]


Rutter Mills attorney, Adam H. Lotkin, was once again recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly – Virginia’s preeminent legal publication – for achieving a noteworthy personal injury settlement. The case was resolved through global mediation and he secured a $1 million settlement value for his young client, despite litigation that involved more than 50 claimants in a tragic interstate bus incident. The […]