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2023 Car Insurance Law Updates

A Closer Look at New Insurance Laws The fine print insurance companies don’t want you to read. Beginning July 1st, 2023, a change to Virginia car insurance law took effect that will impact millions of drivers in the Commonwealth – and the insurance companies don’t want you to know about it. Many Virginians with policies […]

The Auto Insurance Coverage You Don’t Know You Have

You May Have More Coverage Than You Think Did you know you can often use 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 […]

Client Testimonial – Taryn Bruce, Car Accident Victim

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 […]

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, […]

‘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 […]

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 […]