Franklin Wrongful Death Lawyers


Franklin Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful Death Lawyers

The sudden death of a loved one sends life into a tailspin. Yet, in the coming days, there will be bills to pay, papers to sign, and decisions to be made. A qualified Franklin wrongful death lawyer can be a tremendous help.

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In Virginia, families who have lost a loved one have just 2 years to file a wrongful lawsuit. 


Spouses, parents, children, and siblings all qualify to file a wrongful death claim. 

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Assigning Accountability

When you loose someone you love you may be wondering why. Unfortunately, those answers are not always easy to answer. Beyond personal liability, there are many reasons people don’t want to be forthcoming with information which only leaves families more devasted. Our wrongful death lawyers lead a team of specialists in these types of cases to help find you the answers you need.

From investigators to accident reconstruction and medical experts, they’ll work tirelessly to find out who can be held responsible for your loss.

Do You Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Franklin, VA?

Call Rutter Mills Franklin wrongful death lawyers if:

  • Your loved one died as a result of another person or business entity’s conduct or inaction.
  • You are not sure exactly what happened the moments before your loved one’s sudden death.
  • Your loved one died in a motor vehicle collision, workplace accident, or during a medical procedure.
  • You’ve heard about a link between your loved one’s cause of death and a drug, device, or product.
  • You live in Virginia, and it has been less than two years since your loved one’s date of death.

Learn More About Franklin Wrongful Death Claims

Our robust team of legal professionals and Franklin wrongful death lawyers have served Franklin and the surrounding area for more than 50 years. We are recognized among the top 100 law firms by the National Trial Lawyers Association and have received awards from respectable outlets like Best Lawyers and US News & World Report. We have a vast network of experts in various fields to assist in the preparation of your case.

If you’re used to dealing with estate, business, or divorce attorneys, you may be concerned about retainer fees and other upfront costs associated with the legal process. However, a personal injury or Franklin wrongful death attorney operates on a different pay structure. Most clients are already under tremendous duress, and the eventual payouts tend to be rather substantial.

Rutter Mills lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid for our services if we recover money on your behalf. We cover all the costs associated with the litigation, including courtroom filing fees, expert witness retainers, deposition fees, police reports, private investigator costs, and more.

While no amount of money can bring a loved one back, the law strives to make your household “financially whole” again, providing compensation to cover the loss of income, insurance benefits, household services, love, support, guidance, companionship, future inheritance, funeral, and burial costs. If your loved one lingered for a while, amassing medical bills and suffering tremendously before dying, you may file a separate cause of action that compensates your loved one’s estate.

If you’re in need of Franklin wrongful death lawyers, Rutter Mills is just a phone call away. Clients who prefer to meet in person can come to our office in Norfolk, which is less than an hour away, or we can come to you. We listen with a compassionate ear, investigate matters thoroughly, and pursue justice to the fullest extent of the law to give your family member dignity in death and provide your family with a sense of closure.

Wrongful Death Lawyers

Years helping families heal


Convenient offices in Hampton Roads


Team members ready to listen


You don’t have to worry about the bills, just get healthy.

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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Contact a Franklin wrongful death lawyer today.

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