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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s important to keep responsible drinking and driving practices in mind. In fact, it’s so important that each year the President of the United States declares December to be National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. An impaired driver is unable to determine driving conditions or properly asses the consequences […]

Why Are Drivers 33% More Distracted Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s?

A recent study by TrueMotion, a company which has a created several driving safety apps, revealed that there is a 33% jump in distracted driving between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. “People travel to see loved ones during the holidays. As they’re driving, they want to provide updates on where they are,” said Mark Fiorentino, Director […]

Drowsy Driving is As Dangerous As Drunk Driving, Reports AAA

A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. The study shows drivers who get less than 5 hours of sleep a night are more than four times more likely to get into an auto accident than a fully rested driver. Drivers who […]

So You Think You Can Drive in the Snow?

It’s all but certain that Hampton Roads will see significant snowfall this weekend! Some areas are anticipating up to a foot of the white stuff! Driving will of course be hazardous, so keep in mind the Car Accident Lawyers of Rutter Mills will be available 24/7 all weekend by phone or text at 757-622-5000 if […]

8 Apps that Can Help Keep Students Safe on Campus

Summer is in full swing, but the first day of the fall semester is quickly approaching for college students. If you or a loved-one are headed to campus soon, personal safety is likely on your mind. That’s why we have updated our original list of mobile apps designed to help keep people safe. From alleviating […]

Don’t Miss this List of Safest Used Cars for Your Teen

Teenage drivers are three times more likely to experience a vehicle accident than those 20 years and older, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Our Car Accident Lawyers agree, the IIHS is a great source of information on teen driver safety, including what to look for when purchasing a used vehicle for teenagers […]

5 Crucial Safety Tips for Driving on I-81 in Virginia

Anyone who regularly travels I-81 in Virginia knows the unique dangers this highway presents to passenger car drivers. The terrain is mountainous, roads are winding, tractor trailers seem to own the road, and wintry weather always adds to these challenges. Check out the following tips and information to help you stay safe when navigating Virginia’s […]

21 Year-Old Killed in Pedestrian vs. Car Accident

Pedestrian killed in Chesapeake on January 18th, 2015. According to local authorities in Chesapeake, Virginia, 21 year-old Kalil Privott was killed Sunday morning around 5:30. Privott was hit by a car near the intersection of River Birch Run and Wintercrest Way in the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake, Virginia. He was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

Tips for Staying Safe on the Roads This Winter

Staying safe on the roads during winter can be very difficult. Between snow, rain and black ice, every driver is at risk for being in an accident due to inclimate weather. To keep yourself and your family safe, it is important to keep your vehicle prepared and to be cautious while out on the roads. […]

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 […]

Sedan Crashes into Virginia Beach Home

A Chrysler 300 sedan struck a house at 5:55a.m. this morning in Virginia Beach, Virginia. According to police dispatch, the car accident occurred on Damascus Trail, which is in the Landstown Meadows section of Virginia Beach. Police say two traffic summons were issued. No injuries from the accident have been reported. If you become a […]

Car Knocks Down Power Pole in Chesapeake, Virginia

A 24-year-old driver lost control of his car and hit into a power pole near Western Branch Boulevard in Chesapeake, Virginia. The accident occurred at around 3a.m. on Wednesday July 23, 2014, bringing down the power pole and power lines. The pole was struck in the 4300 block in Taylor Road. The driver was transported […]

There’s a New Initiative in Chesapeake to Reduce Crime and Improve Traffic Safety

This question comes from our Car Accident Lawyers: Have your heard of DDACTS? DDACTS, which stands for Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety, is a law enforcement operational model supported by a partnership among the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and two agencies of the Department of Justice, the Bureau of […]