Texting While Driving Accident Lawyers

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Texting While Driving Accident Lawyers

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Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous, and preventable, causes of motor vehicle accidents here in Virginia, and nationwide. When your life has been seriously impacted by a devastating motor vehicle crash, a Rutter Mills distracted driving accident lawyer can help you pursue justice and obtain maximum compensation for your injuries from a distracted driving accident.


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Cell phone use causes 1.6 million crashes annually


An estimated 1 in 4 car accidents are caused by cell phone use behind the wheel.


Motorists texting while driving are 23 times more likely to get into an accident than those focused on the road.


Texters are even six times more likely to cause an accident than drunk drivers.

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Distraction Comes in Many Forms

If you saw the other driver using a cell phone in the moments just before your collision or otherwise suspect that distracted driving might have contributed to your crash, we invite you to speak with a Virginia car accident attorney at Rutter Mills. We have the resources and know-how to provide clear evidence that the other driver’s cell phone use played a part in your accident, and we’ll fight to make sure you receive maximum damages under the law.

Texting While Driving Questions

texting while-driving accident attorney is here to answer any questions about this common form of distracted driving. According to Virginia Code § 46.2-1078.1, a driver can be pulled over if police officers suspect them of reading or entering text while driving. A fine of $125 may be assessed for a first-time offense and $250 for subsequent offenses. Drivers accused of reckless driving and texting while driving are required to pay a minimum of $250, whether it was their first offense or not. Talking on a cell phone while driving is still legal in the commonwealth, though manipulating a handheld device is illegal.

It may have been evident to you (and everyone else in your vehicle) that the motorist involved in your car accident was texting, but how can you prove it? If you’re lucky, the driver will confess to texting while driving under oath. Otherwise, the best a car insurance company can do is politely ask for the driver’s cell phone records. However, they could easily say “no.”

On the other hand, texting while driving accident lawyer has the power to get a court order to recall documents, despite protests from the guilty driver. The dates and times on a cell phone record become invaluable evidence to support your claim for damages due to negligence.

Depending on where the accident occurred, traffic light cameras, police surveillance, dashboard cams, business surveillance, and ATM cameras can all be sources of footage to use in your case. If we’re extra fortunate, eyewitness accounts will also verify your account of what happened.

Circumstantial evidence may also be used in court. For instance, we often see cases where there are no skid marks or indication of braking before a crash on a highway or busy road, where traffic was stopped – which is strong evidence of texting while driving. Accident reconstruction experts can testify to the other driver’s negligence in being inattentive and not braking.

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Are You the Victim of Another Driver’s Recklessness?

As the victim of another driver’s recklessness or negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for all reasonable damages, including physical property damage, out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost time off work, physical therapy, mental anguish, and emotional distress. This may seem difficult to put a number value on. Still, the lawyers at Rutter Mills have decades of experience and expertise in determining the precise amount you’ll need to cover the expenses of your recovery, both short and long-term. By hiring an experienced texting while driving accident attorney, Virginia drivers ensure they have the resources necessary to prove their case and secure maximum compensation for their injuries.

Often, insurance companies stall or make a “one-time” initial settlement offer in hopes of wrapping up the ordeal at the lowest possible expense. Beware! By accepting such an offer, you will waive your right to pursue further funds if your medical costs escalate later on. The insurance companies are not there to give you the money you need for your recovery but the least amount possible to cover their bottom-line profits. We are here to make sure that doesn’t happen. Our team can take you through the entire process, so you don’t miss any details between the lines. We talk to the insurance companies, so you don’t have to. So before accepting any lowball offers from insurance companies, call us with your questions first. A car accident lawyer will be available at Rutter Mills to give you a free case review. We are proud to serve the Eastern Virginia region. You’ll feel secure having us in your corner when you contact us.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Being involved in my first motor vehicle incident was scary and confusing (as you could imagine); but the Rutter Mills team helped me navigate everything from start to finish. I worked with Will Nexsen and his colleagues Lindsey and Denise. They made it a point to keep me informed with constant updates to my case, explaining what to expect if/when we were to go to court and just making sure I was okay and If anything was needed from them to help make this as easy for me as possible. In the end, they worked to get an offer that satisfied me and helped to keep me out of court. That was a huge blessing as I am at the end of my 1st pregnancy and not sure how the back and forth would have taken a toll on me; so my family and I are very grateful for that.

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