Gloucester Point Truck Accident Lawyers

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Gloucester Point Truck Accident Attorneys

Here in Gloucester Point, we’re lucky enough to have the Chesapeake Bay to our East and York river to our West. Our national highway system brings goods and groceries from all over the world to our cozy seaside community.

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Our nation’s infrastructure may be causing an increase in tractor trailer crashes. 

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An overall grade of “D.” That’s the dismal rating that the American Society of Civil Engineers gives to America’s road system. Experts say that unresolved problems with our highways caused a 7% increase in traffic fatalities from 2014 to 2015 alone.

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Driven by politics, not by the public good – The CED points out that many road and bridge projects are motivated more by political considerations than by rational, data-driven decision-making.

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While the trucking industry does a great deal of good, on occasion, it can be the cause of awful suffering. If you’re dealing with injuries caused by a commercial truck collision, then we invite you to contact the Gloucester Point truck accident lawyers here at Rutter Mills today.

Injuries from an accident with a semi can have life-altering consequences for years to come.

Not every trucking accident is caused by bad roads and unsafe bridges, of course. More than half of all accidents involving a commercial vehicle site driver negligence as the cause of the accident. Sorting out the many possible causes for your wreck takes the kind of heavy-duty legal and investigative skills that comes from choosing a top-flight law firm like Rutter Mills.

What You Don’t Know About Tractor-trailers Can Certainly Hurt You

As part of a huge, powerful industry, tractor-trailers cover an average of 140 billion miles a year in the US alone. 70% of the products you use on a regular basis were transported by semi-truck at some point in the distribution chain.

Professional drivers complete most of their delivery runs without causing harm or injury to anyone. On occasion, however, something goes wrong. Either the truck suffers a mechanical failure, or the person behind the wheel becomes confused, inattentive, or drowsy.

When this happens, a tractor-trailer can quickly turn into an out-of-control catastrophe racing down the highway.

  • A tractor-trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded: That’s more than 20 times the weight of the average passenger car or pickup truck.
  • Up to 2000 pounds of that weight consists of diesel fuel: Which, under certain conditions, is highly combustible. This means that a crash involving an 18 wheeler has the potential of causing a raging fire.
  • Tractor-trailers carry more than consumer goods: Many of them transport hazardous materials such as high explosives, toxic chemicals, and even radioactive waste.
  • Tractor-trailers have many blind spotsDue to their extreme size and unique layout, trucks have major blind spots. A driver unlucky enough to find him or herself in one of these no-see zones is at heightened risk of suffering a devastating accident.

We mention these facts to make you aware of the potential dangers posed by tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. When truck manufacturers, maintenance crews, or professional drivers act with negligence, innocent people can pay the price.

Putting your life back together after a trucking accident is never easy. It becomes even harder when financial worries are factored in.

As experienced Gloucester Point truck accident attorneys, we’ve seen firsthand the damage that semi-truck collisions can cause. That’s why we go above and beyond to help the victims of these crashes. Here’s what you can expect when you entrust your case to us:

  • The peace of mind that comes with proven results: The attorneys here at Rutter Mills have recovered many millions in compensation for their clients over the years.
  • A client-centered approach that will have you feeling at ease with us right away: Someone from our office is available 24/7 for your convenience. We offer free consultations and work on a contingency basis, which means you owe us nothing unless we recover money on your behalf.
  • The confidence that comes with being a Rutter Mills client: Insurance companies and at-fault parties know that our clients are serious about being treated fairly. They also know that we fight hard for each and every client, from the first phone call to the final resolution.
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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.

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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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.

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Trucking plays an important role in U.S. commerce, but a serious truck accident can leave an individual and their family to deal with the life-altering impact for years to come.

These types of vehicle accidents are far more likely to cause serious injury or even fatality than accidents involving only passenger vehicles. The 18-wheeler accident lawyers at Rutter Mills specialize in cases involving serious injuries, so we know how to tackle commercial truck accidents and recover maximum money compensation for our clients.

In Virginia, accident victims need to prove the fault of the other party in order to recover compensation for their injuries. In accidents involving semi-tractor trailers, some of the most common causes are completely avoidable. If you have been impacted by someone else’s mistake, call the tractor trailer attorneys at Rutter Mills to see how we can help you on the road to recovery.

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Personal Injury

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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Car Accidents

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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Maritime/Jones Act Law

Personal injuries that happen when you’re working – or playing – on the water aren’t governed by “the law of the land.” They are subject to maritime laws under the Jones Act– also known as admiralty law.

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Motorcycle Accidents

We’re here to listen. A member of our team will meet with you, focusing on listening to not only what happened, but also what you are going through and how it’s impacted your life.

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Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are often serious. We are here to listen to your story so we can guide you to healing. Our team has represented some of the largest truck accident cases in Virginia. Call us and see how we can help you today.

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Workers Compensation

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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Victor B.

What I loved about my Rutter Mills experience was the team approach they provided from start to finish. The paralegal Selena D. was always keeping me updated and accurately collecting information to make sure my case was on a strong foundation. My attorney, Adam Lotkin raises the bar to the highest standard. Adam's knowledge, experience, and grit afforded me the strongest settlement in my case. Top 1% settlement is the best way to describe it. Your attorney matters and I am so glad I choose Rutter Mills, Adam Lotkin, and team to represent my case. I will use Rutter Mills again for my future needs.

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

Mary W.

I highly recommend this law firm. They treated not only me, but my husband like family. Heather Bell was very helpful and nice. Eric Porcaro is a great attorney. Together they were wonderful, professional, and caring people. They worked very hard for our case.

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.

Quinton B.

Absolutely amazing! I recommend Georgina and Morgan for all legal needs. They are attentive, in depth, and have your best interest at hand and put you first!

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