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Suffolk Woman Airlifted to Hospital Following Auto-Pedestrian Accident

A 20-year-old Suffolk woman was struck by an automobile in Suffolk late last night, on November 4, 2013. The accident was located at the 400 block of Factory Street in downtown Suffolk, Virginia. The victim, Rashee Lamarze Blount, was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a police news release. For […]

Are You A Parent of A New Driver? Here’s What You Should Know.

Independence and increased freedom is exciting for any new driver. However, this new found freedom can also come with serious risks. Auto crashes are the top killer of teen fatality in the country. Improper driving habits, inexperience and poor decision-making skills are the main culprits of these serious auto accidents. Fortunately, these accidents are typically […]

Two Killed In Accomack County Crash

Two Killed In Accomack County Crash Christian Raul Montes, 27, was killed Tuesday after an accident with a Virginia Beach school bus. He was standing outside of his stalled Ford Escort on Holland Road near South Independence Boulevard when a Virginia Beach school bus crashed into him and his vehicle, pushing the car into the […]

We Can Help You Following An Intersection Accident

Red light running, especially at intersections, can lead to serious car accidents. Research has found roughly 1,000 people are killed annually due to these crashes. Urban intersections are a particular hot spot for red light running. These accidents are frequent, and typically result in serious injuries. This comes as no surprise to the Car Accident […]

Wrong Way Driving Accidents

Wrong way driving is one of the most dangerous and preventable causes of an accident. Many lives are lost each year in Virginia due to wrong way drivers. According to a recent study by the National Transportation Safety Board, roughly 360 people are killed annually as a result of these accidents. A serious auto accident […]

Your Cell Phone Can Help YOU After an Accident

As we all know, cell phone use while driving is hazardous – even illegal in most states. However, are you aware that your mobile phone can help you document important evidence at the scene of an accident? Most mobile devices are equipped with built-in cameras, video features, and writing applications. There are many ways your […]

The Dangers of Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving is a conscious disregard for the safety and courtesy of fellow drivers, passengers, and/or pedestrians. It is a serious issue that can result in dire consequences to you or another driver. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, over 1,500 people are injured or killed in the U.S. each year by aggressive […]

Backseat Riders: Buckle Up!

Wearing a seatbelt is the most important thing you can do when driving or riding in a vehicle – no matter where you are seated in a car. Failure to buckle in is a factor in more auto accident fatalities than any other safety-related action. As Car Accident Lawyers, we know this as well as […]

Important Information for Drunk Driving Victims

No one is more negligent than an intoxicated driver. Although the risks of drunk driving are well known, and the penalties if arrested are extensive, driving under the influence is still a major issue. This comes as no surprise to the Car Accident Lawyers at Rutter Mills. Drunk driving accounts for roughly forty percent of […]

Buckle Up – It’s the Law!

Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective and simple means to reduce serious injury or death in a car accident. Unfortunately, many drivers and passengers do not use them. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 5,500 lives could be saved every year by increasing the use of seat belts to […]

Watch Your Step! Accidents Can Happen in Parking Lots

Slip and fall accidents are very common, and can result in serious injury that may hinder your quality of living. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, these accidents account for more than one million emergency room visits each year. Many of these accidents take place in ill-maintained parking lots. Oftentimes, patrons trip over a […]

The Dangers of Blind Spots

Serious, sometimes fatal auto accidents can be caused by blind spots. These auto accidents occur more frequently than you may think. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 840,000 blind spot related accidents happen annually. Every driver is at risk of this kind of accident simply because all vehicles have blind spots. What […]

Are You a Victim of a Hit and Run?

Hit and run accidents happen more often than you may think. There are nearly 575,000 hit and run car accident cases annually in the United States. These auto accidents are both illegal, and come with extensive penalties if the driver is identified. If you are in an auto accident caused by a hit and run […]

Serious Accidents For Serious Lawyers

The National Institutes of Neurological Disorders recently reported that 1.4 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year.  More than half of these cases come as the result of transportation related accidents – including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, and car / pedestrian accidents.  The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reports that […]

Are You Planning On Setting Sail? Here is a Pre-Departure Checklist.

What should be included in your Pre-Departure Checklist? Every boat operator should follow a pre-departure checklist prior to boating. Both education of boating safety, as well as proper equipment, can better prepare you for a smooth ride on the water. Here is a list of items your boat should carry, as well as a list […]