Fatal Car Accident Lawyers

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Fatal Car Accident Lawyers

If you suffered the tragic loss of a family member in a car accident, you might be entitled to bring a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. By pursuing monetary damages, you have the potential to alleviate the financial burdens of losing a primary breadwinner or caretaker.

 

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Fatal car accident lawyers protect you, your family and your future. Speak to a Virginia car accident wrongful death attorney today to learn more about your rights.

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We’ll can help you understand who can file a wrongful death suit after a car accident.

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Our extensive experience can also assist you in understanding which damages are available in fatal car accident claims.

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OVERVIEW

Rutter Mills understands that you need compassionate support. It would be best if you also had strong advocacy from car accident lawyers with decades of proven experience representing clients in wrongful death car accident cases in Norfolk, Newport News, and Hampton Roads.

Fatal car accident lawyers, protect your family.

The shock, grief, and sadness of an unexpected loss can make it impossible to move forward, but a wrongful death attorney can help victims through the process. Rutter Mills can help you with the legal aftermath of a fatal car accident. Our firm leverages our attorneys’ resources, skills, and experience to go toe-to-toe with insurance companies. More importantly, we genuinely care about our clients, whom we view as an extension of our family.

When your thoughts are clouded by pain, you can trust a fatal car accident attorney at Rutter Mills for straightforward answers and sound guidance.

Who can file a wrongful death suit after a car accident?

Motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of unintentional death in the country, and in crashes involving negligence, familial survivors are entitled to seek civil reparations against liable parties. Losing a loved one in a fatal car accident carries tremendous consequences – particularly for spouses and children.

Virginia has specific laws governing which relatives are considered beneficiaries in action for wrongful death. According to VA code section 8.01-53, “statutory beneficiaries” are listed in the following order:

  • The surviving spouse and children or grandchildren of the decedent
  • The parents and siblings of the deceased or any family member who shares the deceased person’s household and is considered a dependent
  • Any surviving relatives who were entitled by Virginia law to inherit assets or money from the decedent

Any settlement or award recovered is intended to compensate surviving family members for their losses, including:

  • The estimated value of lost income and benefits that the deceased provided and would continue to earn if alive
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical costs to treat fatal car accident injuries
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of care, comfort, companionship, and guidance

Our car accident lawyers and wrongful death lawyers work with financial experts when determining the value of a wrongful death claim. Unlike some states, Virginia does not limit recoveries in wrongful death cases, except those against a sheriff or deputy.

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The loss of steady income, coupled with funeral and perhaps hospital expenses, can undermine the financial security of a family still grieving the sudden passing of a loved one. At Rutter Mills, our wrongful death lawyers will pursue every penny of compensation you are due in the wake of a fatal car accident. To discuss your options for legal recourse, reach out to schedule a free consultation. If we do not recover wrongful death compensation for you and your family, there are no legal fees.

TESTIMONIALS

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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

Priorities

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Rutter Mills case is a serious case. It may mean you have been badly injured. It certainly means you have a lot on the line, and the resolution of your case will make a big difference to you, your family, and your life moving forward.

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Dorian F.

Joe Young and Kathy Saunders were the absolute best. They kept me informed and properly communicated all information with me in a timely manner. They also were able to get me the amount I requested without going back and forth with me. They were a true pleasure to work with and for this reason I will continue to do business with Rutter Mills.

Jacque K

I highly recommend the Rutter Mills team from start to finish. Every single person I interacted with from the very first phone call was amazing. Any questions I had were always answered quickly, professionally and seemed genuinely invested in my well being. They made all the difference with my case, I am truly grateful we chose them!

VET -David S.

I knew it would be a long hard road to get an award from the VA for my multiple disabilities. However, the process was made so much easier with Rutter Mills. I was kept informed and able to follow the decision making process with my claim at the VA. They were always available if I had any questions and responded promptly. I was able to obtain a 100% rating, and couldn’t be more pleased with how they handled things from start to finish. I would gladly recommend them to any vet facing a situation like mine.

Chuck C.

Rutter Mills did exactly what I needed. Took all the pressure off of me, negotiated a fair settlement, and treated me royally in the process. At a low point in my mood, they even sent me cookies! My attorney Mr Boran, Kathy, Julie and the rest made a bad situation as painless as possible. I feel lucky to have chosen them after my accident. Thanks Rutter Mills team

Ridge W.

Gina Montgomery and Morgan Phipps did a phenomenal job with my case! I was involved in a car accident and they helped me get the proper care while I was waiting on my case to conclude and also worked very hard to win my case in the court room.

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