Car Accident Lawyers


Car Accident Lawyers

Virginia Injury Lawyers

When you’re involved in a car accident, it’s serious. At Rutter Mills, we understand how catastrophic car accidents can be to you and your family. Our skilled car accident lawyers will see you through the legal process so you can get back on your feet and get back in your car. We’re here for you from treatment to resolution.
Let us focus on the fight while you can focus on healing.

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A study by Martindale-Nolo showed people who use an attorney receive an average of 450% more money than people who file a claim themselves.


Every day, more than 144 people in Hampton Roads are injured in car accidents.


One thing every car accident victim has in common? They never thought it would happen to them.


Serious Injuries Need Serious Attorneys

When you’re injured in a car accident, it’s serious. You need a lawyer that can and will take on the big insurance companies and let you focus on getting better. Car accidents can run the gamut from a minor fender bender to a 15-car pileup. But big or small, any accident that causes you or your loved ones an injury can be life-changing. The insurance companies have legal teams looking out for their interests. Shouldn’t you?

When Life Changes In The Blink Of An Eye – Where Do You Turn?

If you were seriously injured in a wreck or lost a loved one, the road ahead can be just as dangerous. Decisions you make after an accident can have far-reaching consequences. From the first steps you take at the scene of the accident, to what you post on social media months later. It’s critical to get solid guidance about what lies ahead.

That’s why it’s important you speak with an experienced car accident lawyer you can trust – one who will deal with the insurance companies and medical providers and guide you to the path of recovery. Rutter Mills has been trusted by thousands of clients in Virginia and North Carolina for more than 6 decades. 

When Should You Call A Car Accident Lawyer?

If you were injured in a car accident and now your medical providers are trying to collect payment, we can help. As part of your legal representation, it’s our job to make those collection calls stop. We contact the billing departments and we negotiate pricing and payment terms on your behalf.

Just because the other driver does not have car insurance doesn’t mean you are out of luck. Part of the premium you pay for your car insurance policy goes to paying for uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. Since you pay for it, why not use it? You pay for your health insurance coverage – would you not use it just because you’re worried about your premium going up? Of course not. That’s why it’s insurance.

Because of Virginia’s laws, if the driver who hit you can show you were even 1% to blame for an accident, you will get nothing in compensation. That why our team of in-house investigators starts working immediately to gather evidence, take witness statements, and get phone and vehicle data to prove your case.

Before you talk to the insurance company or sign anything with them, talk to a car accident lawyer. The job of the insurance company after an accident is not to help you. It’s to pay you as little as possible and they use every trick in the book to do it.


Car Insurance Benefits & Pitfalls

Will Your Insurance Company Be There When You Need Them?

You have paid your car insurance premiums every month, year after year. In all their marketing messages, the big insurance companies say they will help you when you are in crisis. They claim they are there when you need them most. So why shouldn’t you trust them when they call you after an accident? Because it’s all a lie. 

The goal of an insurance adjuster is to pay out as little money as possible. That’s how they profit. When they call to check on your recovery, they are looking for ways to cut your compensation amount or deny your claim all together. How do we know? – Many of our attorneys started their career working for large insurance companies. They know how they operate and what their goals are. Rutter Mills knows how to beat them at their own game and get you the money you need and deserve. 


Years Winning Car Accident Cases


Convenient Offices to Serve Hampton Roads

Team Size

Car Accident Specialists Ready to Help

Distracted Driving

57% of Accidents are Caused by Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers

Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers

With Virginia’s “no-fault” laws, it’s extremely important to prove what happened in the moments leading up to an accident. Our team can access phone and vehicle data from the other driver to help prove your case.


Accidents with Rideshare Services Are Not the Same as Passenger Vehicles

Lyft Car Accident Lawyers

Rideshare Accident Lawyers

Uber & Lyft are now a big part of everyday life. If you are injured in an accident with a rideshare service, the insurance coverages are very different. Learn how our legal team can help you collect the maximum compensation.


Hit and Run Accidents are on the Rise in Our Area

Hit and Run Accident Lawyers

Hit & Run Accident Lawyers

Even if you are the victim of a hit and run accident, you can still file a claim. Your insurance policy will cover you if the other driver flees the scene. Learn more about the coverage you don’t know you have.


Head-on Collision Accidents

Head-On Collision Lawyers


These accidents are often catastophic due to the force of impact. If you have been injured in a head-on collision, you may need an attorney who knows the long-term implications of these cases.

At Rutter Mills,
every case is a serious case-because it's your case.

Rutter Mills Law Firm

Personal Injury

We are here for you in your time of need, providing compassionate guidance and aggressive advocacy in a wide range of personal injury matters. Our top-rated attorneys will fight the insurance companies and get you back on your feet.

Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers

Car Accidents

We’re here to listen. A member of our team will meet with you, focusing on not only what happened, but also what you are going through and how it’s impacted your life. Then we’ll tell you what options are available to you to get on the road to recovery.

Car Accident Lawyers
Car Accident Lawyers

Maritime/Jones Act Law

Personal injuries that happen when you’re working – or playing – on the water aren’t governed by “the law of the land.” They are subject to maritime laws under the Jones Act– also known as admiralty law.

Maritime Lawyers

Motorcycle Accidents

We’re here to listen. A member of our team will meet with you, focusing on listening to not only what happened, but also what you are going through and how it’s impacted your life.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are often serious. We are here to listen to your story so we can guide you to healing. Our team has represented some of the largest truck accident cases in Virginia. Call us and see how we can help you today.

Truck Accident Lawyers
Truck Accident Lawyers

Workers Compensation

If you’ve been injured on the job, workers’ compensation insurance may entitle you to critical assistance like medical treatment, lost wages, and more. But insurance companies will put up an aggressive fight to resist paying you the compensation you need and deserve. Rutter Mills can help get you the money you deserve.

Workers Compensation Lawyers
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Dave Put His Trust in Us

Don’t Fall For The Insurance Company’s Games

Dave suffered serious injuries in a car accident. The defendant’s insurance company tried to offer him a low amount so Dave called Rutter Mills. We took over dealing with the insurance and got Dave the money he needed to get back on his feet.

They enabled me to be happy in life again.

Get Back On Track

Protecting Your Future

Glenn’s car accident changed his life, but not permanently thanks to the help of his Rutter Mills attorney. When the insurance companies wouldn’t help him, our team fought back and won.

I knew I needed Rutter Mills.

Fighting For What's Right

Getting Justice

On his way home from work at the shipyard, Dan was involved in an accident. He tried to file a claim on his own, but the insurance company wouldn’t give him the money he needed to put his life back on track. Dan knew he needed to call Rutter Mills.

They actually won my case 3 times!

Larena's Win

After her car accident, Larena asked her father, a local stevedore, for his advice on who to call. He recommended Rutter Mills. Her team of car accident experts at Rutter Mills fought back when the insurance companies tried to deny her the money she needed to recuperate from her injuries. We took her case to trial – and won. When the insurance company filed their appeals, we beat them again – two more times! Larena got the money she needed and the justice she deserved.

We’re going to immediately call Rutter Mills. That’s the people I trust with my baby girl.

Who Do You Trust With Your Family?

After a car accident, Jamaree’s first call was to her mom. She was shaken up and scared. Mom told her “We’re calling Rutter Mills. Her next was to Rutter Mills. Her Rutter Mills car accident team helped her get compensation “above & beyond” what she was expecting.

They lifted allot of stress off my shoulders. I recommend them to anybody because they WILL fight for you.

Who Can You Turn To?

Referrals From Friends and Family

After John was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, he turned to the person he trusts most for a recommendation. His wife, a paralegal of 30 years, told him to call Rutter Mills on the advice of the lawyer she worked for.

They really care for you as a person. Words cannot describe what Rutter Mills did for me and for my case.

When You Need Someone In Your Corner

Don’t Go It Alone

When the insurance company tried to get Carol to sign paperwork after her car accident, she knew she needed a lawyer. Carol knew she needed Rutter Mills.

When I called Rutter Mills, I knew it was the right fit. They’re so interested in helping you get justice.

Getting The Justice You Deserve

When Mom Needs Strength

Taryn was in a car accident while she was pregnant. She knew she needed someone in her corner to protect her rights and her family’s future.

There’s attorneys, then there’s Rutter Mills.

We're Here When The Unexpected Happens


A devasting accident changed Levon’s life forever. The physical and emotional toll left him scared and in pain. When the insurance company for the defendant contacted the family, they made an offer that did not even cover the cost of the medication, much less doctors’ bills, and physical therapy. They knew they needed to talk to a serious lawyer. Rutter Mills took care of the negotiation so Levon could focus on healing.

When you’ve got a serious injury, you need a serious lawyer. That’s why we chose Rutter Mills.

Motorcycle Accidents Change Everything

When Ed was injured in a motorcycle crash, he knew he needed a serious lawyer to protect his rights. The insurance companies were fighting him every step of the way. Rutter Mills helped prove Ed’s case and get him the money he needed to get on the road to recovery.

With the seriousness of the accident, I knew that we needed a serious lawyer. I needed Rutter Mills.

Carol & Levon's Story

They knew they needed a serious lawyer when Carol and her son were seriously injured. After the other party’s insurance company tried to get her to settle for less than she needed, Carol called Rutter Mills for help. We took on the insurance company so she could focus on healing.

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Don’t just take our word for it,
read what our clients say about our results.

Redd E.

I had and still do have the most valuable, professional and friendly relationship with Selena Paszkiewicz and Mr. Lotkin. It was a bit rough waiting for the case to conclude because of covid; however, it was DEFINITELY worth the wait and the experience. Not to mention how, as a 20 year plus employment. Selena was so gracious as to assist me in paralegal questions, as I've just graduated from studying law as a paralegal. Upon the case being concluded, she has still promised I could always call for advice and paralegal help. I'm going to grow up to be just like her (lol). Rutter Mills attorneys and paralegals, especially Mr. Lotkin and Selena Paszkiewicz, you're the best ever. PLEASE PLEASE keep doing what you love. When you do what you're meant for and with the joy you both have in it, it's not a job or work... it's a career for life!!!

Kirk W.

I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for the Rutter Mill Law Organization. Especially the help and guidance of Andrew Boran and Kathy Saunders in settling my accident lawsuit. Your constant updates on my case kept me well informed of the progress of the lawsuit and eventually getting me a great settlement. Thank you!

Michael M.

My "Dream Team" Attorney Erik Porcaro and Paralegal Jackie Shuster worked over and above my expectations. She kept an open dialogue throughout the entire process and kept me informed through every phase of my case. I will always come back to Rutter Mills. Thanks for a great experience.

Jimmie S

I was injured in a accident & was rejected by 2 law offices that said it was my fault even though I was hit from behind. Rutter Mills got the job done. They had police testify and a witness. I was impressed with how thoroughly they got results. If you want a true dedicated firm that get you results this is it - hands down - Rutter Mills!

Autumn D.

Dont make it harder than it needs to be. Choose Rutter Mills! I had never needed to contact an attorney, it was all new to me and I was in pain from being rear ended while at a stop light. I did like most and checked reviews. I called Rutter Mills and not for one second did I ever doubt my decision. I had the pleasure of working with attorney Andrew Boran and his paralegal Kathy Saunders. They were there for me every step of the way. Extremely understanding and knowledgeable. They stayed in touch with me and went to bat for me. I highly recommend them to anyone. Don't make it harder than it needs to be on yourself, CALL RUTTER MILLS NOW!


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Posted on June 13, 2024 by Brooke Manning