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State Awards $9,250,000 in DUI Settlement

An 18 year old female who was hit head on by a drunk driver last year recently was awarded $9,250,000 in a recent jury verdict.   The girl who was critically injured and is now suffering ongoing problems with her feet and legs is now the recipient of the largest ever DUI accident settlement in […]

Studies Show Dangers of Drinking & Driving and College Football

Summer is coming to a close, school is back in session, and you know what that means – FOOTBALL!  College football season upon us, much to the delight of the thousands of Virginia college team fans in our area. Unfortunately, celebrating a new season can also bring danger in the form of drinking and driving.  […]

Back To School Safe Driving Tips

As the bell rings in a new school year, the Car Accident Lawyers of Rutter Mills are asking drivers to use extra caution on the roadways. After a summer free of school buses and walking students, drivers can develop habits that might not be safe around school year vehicular traffic, bus stop activity, walkers, and […]

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has joined with local law enforcement officers, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the Governors Highway Safety Assorciation and the National Center for DWI Courts to mark the start of its annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.  This campaign comes on the heals of […]

$500,000 Settlement for Couple Hit By Texting Driver

A married couple who were severely injured when they were struck by a teen driver who was texting have recently been rewarded $500,000 in damages. The $500,000 rewarded was the policy limit for the teen driver. The couple involved in the accident where driving a motorcycle on the highway when the defendant who was allegedly […]

Texting and Driving Results in Death

It is not news to most that texting and driving can be a very dangerous activity, especially to our Texting While Driving Accident Lawyers.  In fact, most people know how dangerous it can be but do it anyway – creating a very dangerous disconnect.  There have been two extreme examples of this in the news […]

The Most Dangerous Part of Your Day

You may think of your morning commute as a lot of things; tedious, stressful, annoying amongst other words that I won’t say – but you probably don’t consider that it is most likely the most dangerous time of your day.  Every morning in Hampton Roads, the highways are jammed with thousands of drivers of which […]

Cell Phone Ban is Reducing Distracted Driving Deaths

In 2008, the State of California became one of the first to issue a ban on hand held cell phones in automobiles with hopes of reducing auto accidents that come as a result of distracted driving.  Now, four years later, the California State Office of Traffic Safety announced that the total number of traffic deaths […]

Buckle Up – It Could Save Your Life

If the Car Accident Attorneys at Rutter Mills told you that one simple thing that takes only a second could save your life, would you do it?  Of course you would, we all would.  Well, that one simple thing is something that many of us take for granted.  A recent study conducted by Drive Smart […]

New AAA Study Finds Teen Driver Fatality Risk Quadruples w/ Multiple Young Passengers

Our Car Accident Lawyers would like to share some relevant, emerging information.A new study conducted by the AAA Foundation shows a strong correlation between teen driver fatalities and the number of young passengers traveling in the video.  The study states specifically that there is a strong association between the number and age of passengers present […]

Work Zone Auto Accidents Are Serious Problem

We’ve all seen the “Work Zone, Reduce Speed” signs on the road, and experienced the perceived inconvenience of having to reduce our speed despite not always seeing the work at hand.  Many of us may at times question the validity and the purpose of such a sign and a restriction, but make no mistake speeding […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2012

As many of us know, distracted driving is becoming more and more of a problem on our roadways.  The National Safety Council has an urgent request for all drivers: Make April the month you ditch the cell phone behind the wheel. Thousands of fatal crashes each year involve drivers using cell phones, and the number […]

New Virginia Law Cracks Down on DUI

A new law in the state of Virginia has cracked down on drivers who are convicted of DUI.  Beginning 7/1/12 anyone convicted of driving under the influence will be required to have their car equipped with an ignition interlock device.  The required device is a personal Breathalyzer that drivers must blow into before the vehicle […]

Why Do I Need a Lawyer for My Auto Accident Injury?

While every case is different, there are a few constants in every auto injury case.  The first such constant is that as soon as the accident occurs, the insurance company is immediately on the defensive – becoming your opponent very quickly.  The insurance company is a very well educated, and well funded operation with an […]

Drunk Driving Takes Lives

Every year when major “drinking” holidays such as New Year’s Eve come around there is a big emphasis on taking measures to prevent drunk driving.  These measures are great, and if they even prevent one person from drinking and driving they are a success.  That being said, drunk driving is more than just a holiday […]