When you have suffered a sudden, catastrophic injury in Chesapeake, VA, you want tough, compassionate representation. The Chesapeake personal injury lawyers at Rutter Mills have more than 50 years of experience successfully recovering compensation for injured clients. Whether your injury was caused by a motor vehicle accident, a dangerous product, medical malpractice, or a slip and fall, our lawyers stand ready to defend your claim and pursue maximum damages to cover medical bills, lost wages, and more.
What Is A Personal Injury?
What makes a “personal injury” is the assessment of legal liability. For instance, every motorist has a legal “duty of care” to follow the rules of the road and drive reasonably safe. Every property owner has a duty to provide a safe environment for guests and customers that is free from hazards. Every doctor must follow acceptable treatment norms and follow a “standard of care.” Manufacturers have an obligation to research and develop safe products, warning consumers of known risks.
When these generally accepted rules are violated, it is the injured party’s right to sue.
Personal injuries can be caused by:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Dangerous property conditions
- Defective products, medications, or medical devices
Damages in Personal Injury Lawsuits
Generally, the more serious the injury, the more compensation you will receive. Personal injury claims may involve broken bones, internal organ damage, injured joints, spinal cord injury, head trauma, chronic pain, permanent disfigurement, or disability.
A successful personal injury lawsuit may include financial compensation to cover:
- Doctor’s copays, hospital stays, surgeries, therapies, counseling, medication, and other medical costs
- Lost past and present wages, as well as an estimated loss of future earning capacity
- Mental anguish, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment in life
- Wrongful death, funeral and burial costs, loss of support/guidance/companionship
Hire A Personal Injury Attorney to Avoid Common Pitfalls
A personal injury attorney at our firm know the law and can advise you every step of the way. Many mistakes can be made that diminish your right to pursue maximum compensation. Insurance adjusters may pressure you to sign off on full benefits in exchange for a fast, low-ball settlement offer. Or, worse yet, they may try to solicit a confession that places the blame squarely on your shoulders, so they can outright deny your claim. In a rush to “settle things,” some accident victims get their cars repaired before the evidence corroborating their stories is preserved and processed.
Our Chesapeake personal injury lawyers can refer you to the best area medical specialists, interview witnesses, hire investigators, pay the cost of filing a lawsuit, file all paperwork, deal directly with insurance companies and medical billers, and construct winning legal arguments.
We are pleased to offer FREE CASE EVALUATIONS and contingency-based representation at NO UPFRONT COST to you. Your personal injury lawyer accepts the standard legal fee only after securing compensation on your behalf.
When you’ve been injured, you’ve got a lot at stake… but so does the insurance company. Walking into the court room with a serious lawyer makes all the difference. Watch our video to learn more about Rutter Mills.Free Case Review
“Nothing makes you feel more vulnerable than being hurt or ill. And nobody likes to ask for help. But when you need it most, we’re at our best. We give our clients the confidence and support they need to know they’ll be taken care of – that they’ll get the best outcome possible, even in the face of a very bad situation.”
– Brother Rutter