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What Do New Insurance Requirements Mean for Virginia Drivers?

New Insurance Requirements January 1, 2022 – One of Virginia’s top personal injury lawyers, Brother Rutter spoke today on the background for legislative changes and their impact on drivers throughout the Commonwealth. Effective January 1, 2022, the state of Virginia will be requiring all drivers to maintain new minimums for their auto insurance liability coverage. […]

Virginia’s Handheld Phone Driving Ban Is Now in Effect

In recognition of the fact that distracted driving is responsible for an alarming number of injuries and deaths on Virginia’s roads, the state passed a new law, effective January 1st, 2021, making it illegal for drivers to hold a phone while driving. Drivers can still talk on the phone while driving, but they cannot be […]

7 New Virginia Driving Laws Take Effect July 1, 2020

Drivers in Virginia should be aware of  7 new driving laws that will take effect on July 1, 2020. The legislation bans the use of handheld cell phones while driving, and changes criteria for driver’s license suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses. For expert legal guidance in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads, you can count […]

Jury Awards Our Client $513,000 for Truck Accident Injury

Our client, a 43-year-old Virginia Beach resident, was injured when his truck was struck on the interstate by an uninsured driver who lost control entering the highway and t-boned our client. Our client’s truck spun and hit the jersey wall multiple times, causing him to re-injure his neck. After a year and half of therapy, […]

Virginia’s School Bus Traffic Laws Help Keep Kids Safe

School Bus Safety Week begins October 21. It’s the perfect time for drivers to reflect on how to keep students safe from school bus traffic accidents all year long. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that from August 2018 to March 2019, 12 children were killed and another 47 were injured while getting on […]

4 New Virginia Driving Laws Effective July 1, 2019

As auto accident attorneys with over 50 years of experience winning cases in Hampton Roads, we know how important it is to constantly be aware of all new laws affecting drivers in Virginia. On July 1, 2019 hundreds of new laws passed by the Virginia General Assembly will go into effect across the state, and […]

10 New Virginia Driving Laws You Need to Know

As auto accident attorneys with over 50 years of experience winning cases in Hampton Roads, we know how important it is to constantly be aware of all new laws effecting drivers in Virginia. On July 1, hundreds of new laws passed by the Virginia General Assembly went into effect across the state, and many are […]

Apple’s Catalog of Accessibility Apps Celebrates 25 Years of Americans with Disabilities Act

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in a truly meaningful way, Apple has compiled a collection of apps specifically designed to accommodate users with vision, hearing, speech, physical and motor skills or learning and literacy issues. “We’re proud to have an App Store full of tools that improve lives. Using […]

Legally Speaking: Super Bowl XLIX

Super Bowl Sunday ranks as one of the most dangerous times of the year for drunk driving-related accidents. While partaking in the festivities and watching the game can be a fun event, it is important to be mindful of alcohol consumption and designate a safe way to get home. Many alcohol-related accidents occur on Super […]

Skateboarder Critically Injured in Virginia Beach Accident

A skateboarder was struck by a vehicle in Virginia Beach on Friday, August 22, 2014. The accident occurred around 7a.m. near the intersection of Round Hill Drive and Lynnhaven Parkway. According to Tonya Borman with the Virginia Beach Police Department, the young skateboarder was taken to a local hospital for critical injuries. The accident remains […]

SUV Crashes into Apartment Building in Newport News

A sport utility vehicle drove into an apartment complex at the 6300 block of Grossman Place in Newport News, at around 11:00 a.m. this morning. Four units have been condemned because of the accident. There are no reported injuries at this time. For more information on this accident, click here – http://www.wvec.com/news/SUV-hits-apartment-building-in-Newport-News-229557351.html Sound legal advice […]

I-95 North Lanes Reopen After Fatal Crash at Exit 80

I-95 north lanes reopen after fatal crash at Exit 80 An unidentified man driving a Subaru, was killed early this morning at mile marker 80.5, just north of the Exit 80 interchange for Lakeside Avenue and Hermitage Road in Richmond, Virginia. The fatal accident, which involved the Subaru and a tractor-trailer, was most likely a […]

National Safety Council Releases Fatality Estimates

The national Safety Council has released it’s most recent study showing that motor vehicle deaths in the first 2/3 of 2012 have increased by a dramatic 7% over the previous year.  These results are startling considering the fatality numbers have been decreasing for the last few years.   With major strides being made in car […]

$36.5 Million Injury Verdict Awarded in Tractor Trailer Injury Case

Last week a jury awarded a husband and wife $36.5 million for injuries sustained in a car accident with an 18-wheel tractor trailer in 2010.  The couple were passengers in a vehicle that was hit by a tractor-trailer owned and operated by Schneider National Carriers, Inc.  The truck improperly passes the vehicle, hitting it and […]