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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 responsibility? We […]

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 […]

Texting and Driving Laws in Virginia Beach

Starting January 1, 2021 Handheld Cell Phone Use Banned According to the state’s legislative system, the bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2021. That means that in just 6 short months, all drivers in the commonwealth will be forbidden to text and talk on their handheld cell phones while driving. Under House […]

Identifying Concussion Symptoms After a Car Accident in Virginia Beach

Concussions are a common injury in car accidents. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to determine if you are suffering from this. Unlike cuts or broken bones, concussions usually do not have any outward signs. This is problematic, as delaying treatment can have serious consequences for your recovery as well as your potential personal injury […]

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain injuries

Few events impact lives like a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The recovery process is long, and many TBI victims never regain the cognitive skills they possessed before the accident. They often prove fatal.  In a worst-case scenario for a TBI survivor, victims require constant care in a nursing home or similar facility.  If a TBI […]

What’s it Like to Live with a Traumatic brain Injury?

For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America has sought to inform the public about the growing number of people living with — or caring for someone who has — a brain injury. The theme of the current campaign is “Change Your Mind,” which seeks to destigmatize brain injury and empower survivors […]

When Should I Talk To The Insurance Company after a Car Accident?

You’ve just been in a car accident. Who do you call? What do you say to insurers when they call you? Virginia-based Car Accident Lawyers Rutter Mills coaches you through this tumultuous time, so you do not say anything that might diminish your financial recovery, should you decide to pursue a lawsuit. Do You Have […]

The Auto Insurance Coverage You Don’t Know You Have

Did you know you can often tap into the auto insurance policies of family members you live with in addition to your own policy if you are injured in an accident? Why would you want to do this? Our Managing Partner, Brother Rutter will explain! Below is a video of Brother sharing how and why […]

Driver Complaints: The Worst Intersections in Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads has its fair share of irritating intersections — crossroads that are maddening, frustrating, and just get under your skin. Intersections are some of the most crash-prone areas. Whether attributed to driver behavior, construction work, high traffic volume, or poorly timed signals, some intersections are more annoying – and potentially more dangerous – than […]

Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident? You’re Covered Up to $1 Million

Hurt in an accident while taking an Uber or a Lyft? Rest assured that injured passengers are protected by a special insurance coverage. Both companies have $1 million in liability insurance that covers uninsured and underinsured drivers. This policy is more than 40 times greater than that carried by most taxi companies, and provides a […]

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company After an Accident?

Virginia is one of the few “at-fault” states in the country, which means the person deemed responsible for causing the accident is also financially liable for paying all damages. For this reason, you should think twice before talking to the other motorist’s insurance company without representation. Naturally, they will be looking for a way out […]