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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 […]

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 […]

Virginia’s ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign: Aug 19th – Sept 7th

Personal injury law firm Rutter Mills wholeheartedly supports this year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign in Virginia, which runs from August 19th through September 7th, 2020. 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 […]

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 […]