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How to Protect Yourself from the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving continues to be a problem in the U.S., accounting for hundreds of severe accidents every day. How can we – a society that seems addicted to our smartphones — curb this risky behavior behind the wheel? By participating in Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and encouraging friends and family to do the same! Now […]

Victims of Dangerous Drugs and Medical Devices Can Trust Rutter Mills

Victims of pharmaceutical injuries require the highest level of legal representation, investigative resources, medical experts, and personal attention. Don’t call just any law firm. Call your trusted law local firm, Rutter Mills. Let us help get you the compensation you deserve. [Video Transcription] You may have seen many TV advertisements involving lawsuits about dangerous drugs […]

Living With Traumatic Brain Injury

For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America has sought to inform the public about the growing number of people living with — or caring for someone who has a traumatic brain injury. The theme of the current campaign is “Change Your Mind,” which seeks to destigmatize brain injury and empower survivors […]

It is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. An acquired brain injury is damage to the brain caused by events after birth, which includes Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Tumor, anoxia, infection and poisoning. Traumatic brain injuries can have a major impact on individuals and their families. What is a traumatic brain injury, or TBI? It is a […]

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Case?

The statute of limitations in Virginia, as outlined in Virginia code § 8.01-243, is two years from the date the cause of action occurs. In simpler terms, this means that if you intend to seek compensation from a negligent party for your lost income, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages, you must file […]

Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents are one of the top causes for injury on commercial and residential property – especially so in the winter. Ice and snow dramatically increase the risk of a slip and fall accident. Hand, wrist, arm, and head injuries are common in a slip and fall accident. However, there are certain precautions […]

Disabling Brain Injuries Can Arise from a Single Concussion

Concussions are fairly prevalent in auto and personal injury accidents. Unfortunately, many think they aren’t serious enough for medical attention. While concussions may be mild or severe, they do have the potential to cause serious and life-altering damage. A seemingly simple head injury can quickly spiral into a life‑threatening brain injury, if the victim is […]

Slip and Fall Hazards in a Commercial Kitchen

Slip and fall injuries are one of the most prevalent and preventable injuries in the workplace. If you work in a commercial kitchen, slip and fall injuries may be all too familiar and our worker’s comp lawyers understand how complex these kinds of cases can get.. In the event that hazards are not attended to […]

Slips, Trips and Falls in the Workplace

Slips, trips and falls occur in a myriad of workplace environments – and may happen more often than you think. Our team of personal injury lawyers is used to seeing how common slips, trips, and falls can be within the workplace environment.  Non-fatal slip-and-fall accidents account for more than 8 million visits to the emergency […]

Amusement Park Hazards

As the summer months roll in, it’s about that time to head to the amusement parks! Although a great source of entertainment, we must be mindful of the risks. More than 4,400 children under the age of 17 are injured on park rides each year. Although most injuries are not serious,  nearly 70 of these […]

Think Before You Sign Anything in a Personal Injury Claim

As Virginia Personal Injury Attorneys, one of the first questions we always get is “The insurance company is trying to get me to sign something, what should I do”.  Well, the short answer is “Don’t Do It”.     The long answer is that when the insurance company gives you something to sign, they are […]

Injured? We are Here to Help.

If you have suffered a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence, the deck probably feels pretty stacked against your right about now.  Your are in pain, unable to work, your life is turned upside down, the insurance company has taken an oposing stance and it starts to feel like no one is in your […]

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

We get this question a lot, as it is very natural for someone involved in an accident to have questions and concerns.  Many accident victims want to attempt to settle their claims themselves, until they ultimately become frustrated and overwhelmed by the lack of cooperation from the insurance company.  This is why you need an […]

Newport News Man Wins $5.225 Million in Personal Injury Verdict

Last week, jury members awarded a Newport News man $5.225 Million for injuries sustained during a 2006 work related accident involving a forklift.  The man suffered serious injuries due to the negligence of a coworker, and even after a year of physical therapy and treatment the man is still unable to work and live without […]