Rutter Mills is deeply honored to have been included in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s prestigious 2019 survey of the largest jury verdicts across the state. To be included in this annual compilation, verdicts must meet the following requirements:
- A minimum $1 million award.
- The verdict must be returned in a Virginia court.
- The verdict must have been announced during the 2019 calendar year.
Virginia Lawyers Weekly has been the commonwealth’s top source of legal information for practicing attorneys since 1986, covering everything from emerging case law developments, changes in court rules, bar-discipline alerts, and notable case verdicts.
$1 Million Verdict
The 2019 Rutter Mills verdict covered by Virginia Lawyers Weekly was an auto accident case heard in the Norfolk Circuit Court. Our client was represented by Rutter Mills’ attorneys Adam Harris Lotkin and Georgina D. Montgomery.
Prior to the accident, the plaintiff had a flat tire. During the trial, he testified that he pulled over to the side of the road. A commercial vehicle then came from behind and struck the back of his car. The impact’s force caused the plaintiff’s automobile to shoot clear across the highway to the other side of the road. The impact resulted in the plaintiff’s face hitting the steering wheel, causing multiple lacerations along with nasal and orbital bone fractures and substantial vision issues. During just one year, the plaintiff underwent four surgeries.
The defense denied liability, asserting contributory negligence due to the location of the plaintiff’s vehicle. This issue was vigorously contested on both sides. Ultimately, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff in the amount of $1 million. During post-trial motions, the matter was settled for a confidential amount.
About Rutter Mills
Our law firm has been recognized by numerous publications over the years for our winning results. For the past five years, Rutter Mills has been included in US News and World Report’s list of “The Best Law Firms in America.” Two of our senior partners, C. Arthur “Brother” Rutter III and Robert Mills, have been listed on “The Best Lawyers in America” list for the past six years. Only the top five percent of attorneys practicing in the U.S. are given this distinction.
Rutter Mills is among the most experienced, reputable, and respected firms in Virginia. We treat each of our clients with the compassion and patience they deserve. They are “What Matters Most” to us as fellow members of our community.
In addition to personal injury and auto accident cases, we also practice in the areas of Social Security disability, workers’ compensation, and maritime law. If you have a pressing legal concern, please call us for a free consultation. We are always eager to help.