Taryn had just picked up her daughter and was driving home from work before she was unexpectedly hit by a negligent driver. As a mother of young children, her health was of the utmost importance. When the insurance companies wouldn’t pay for her medical expenses, she called the Car Accident Lawyers of Rutter Mills. Hear […]
Woman Seriously Injured in Norfolk Auto Accident
A female driver was rushed to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital late Sunday evening with potentially life-threatening injuries. The accident occurred near the intersection of Boush Street and Brambleton Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia, shortly before 10 p.m. on Sunday, September 14th, 2014. The driver of the black Jeep SUV hit into electrical boxes of the Residence […]
Should You Speak to an Insurance Agent After a Car Accident?
Whether you have been involved in a minor fender-bender car accident or a serious wreck, dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be stressful and difficult. Of course, the most important thing you can do after an accident is to get any necessary medical care. After you’ve begun treatment for your injuries, it […]
What Evidence is Used to Prove Fault in Car Accident Cases?
Dozens of traffic accidents happen every day in Virginia, and some of these result in legal action. Proving fault is critical to securing fair and full compensation after any type of car crash, and a skilled personal injury lawyer can help victims in this regard. There are many kinds of evidence utilized to establish fault […]
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 […]
Worst Crashes in Recent Virginia History: Top 5 List
Worst Crashes in Recent Virginia History: Top 5 List Virginia ranks 40th in the country for deadliest roads. That might not seem like a high rank on the danger spectrum, but we’ve compiled a list of collisions to say otherwise. Read on for our top 5 worst accidents in Virginia’s recent history. #5 March 31, […]
Citation! Your Phone is Summoned to Court: Dangers of Distracted Driving
Citation! Your Phone is Summoned to General District Court: Dangers of Distracted Driving Just reaching for your phone increases the chance of a crash by 17%. Distracted drivers handling a phone were 2-6 times at greater risk of an accident. Since the first texting features came out in 1993 on a little Nokia cell phone, […]
‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ : Aug 18th – Sept 6th
Rutter Mills wholeheartedly supports this year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign in Virginia, which runs from August 18th through September 6th, 2021. The campaign coincides with Labor Day weekend, when DUI arrests and deaths traditionally spike. We can expect increased public safety campaign visibility on social media sites and ramped-up enforcement efforts — […]
Studies Suggest: Daylight Savings Leads to Increased Car Accidents
On Sunday, March 14, 2021, the clocks will “spring forward” from 2 am to 3 am 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 […]
What to Do if You’re Involved in a Hit and Run Car Accident
Hit and run car 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 […]
Passengers in Car Accidents: How Do You Get Paid?
What happens if you’re a passenger in a car accident? How will you get paid to cover your injuries and losses? Brother Rutter from Rutter Mills discusses how passengers in car accidents get paid and who’s insurance covers what. [Transcription] Hi, this is Brother Rutter from Rutter Mills. I want to talk to you today […]
You Loaned Your Car to Someone and They Wrecked It. What Now?
What happens if you loan your car to a friend and they get in an accident? Are you personally responsible or will your insurance get involved? Check out this quick video from Brother Rutter to learn more. [Video Transcription] “So, you lent your car to a friend and they wrecked it. What’s your […]
The Dangers of Drowsy Driving
Are you suffering because someone else nodded off while behind the wheel? Get in touch with Virginia Beach car accident lawyers today to discuss your case. At Rutter Mills, we’re available 24/7 for your convenience. Five disturbing facts about drowsy driving Most people know about the dangers associated with driving while under the influence of […]
Do’s and Dont’s After a Car Accident in Virginia Beach
After suffering an injury in a car accident, the steps you take in the aftermath can have a tremendous impact on the rest of your life. By failing to address your injuries or protect your legal rights properly, you could endanger your health as well as your claim for monetary compensation. The Virginia Beach area […]
Most Car Accidents Happen Close to Home
Driving in unfamiliar territory brings its own risks, but the majority of car accidents take place close to the motorist’s home. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission, nearly 70 percent of all collisions occur within 10 miles of home. On the plus side, the majority of these local accidents are relatively minor. The […]