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Newport News Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal Injury Lawyers

Accidents happen every day, but just because they are common does not mean they’re not serious. An injury can take you out of work for months and cost you hundreds of thousands in medical bills.

If someone else is to blame for your damages, you shouldn’t have to pay for them. A personal injury attorney in Newport News from Rutter Mills can help you go after the at-fault party and their insurance company so you can get the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait too long to take action.

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For more than 65 years, the Newport News personal injury lawyers at Rutter Mills have been helping injured clients get the justice they deserve after a serious accident.


An experienced Newport News injury lawyer should never charge you anything upfront to take your case. At Rutter Mills, we only work on a contingency basis, so we don’t get paid unless you win. 


How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Newport News?

Every state has a statute of limitations on injury claims, which is the deadline by which you have to take action. Virginia’s statute of limitations is set by Virginia Code § 8.01-243, which states Virginians have two years from the date of their accident to file a personal injury claim. If you wait longer than two years, your case will likely be dismissed.

With the two-year deadline, you do not have to rush into the first settlement the insurance company offers. You and your lawyer will have time to gather evidence and put together a claim that gets you everything you deserve.

However, you should not wait very long to get in touch with an attorney. The sooner your lawyer can get to work on your case, the better your chances are of getting compensation. It takes time to compile evidence and make the strongest claim possible.

How a Lawyer Proves Negligence

To prove the at-fault party was negligent and owes you compensation for your damages, your lawyer will have to investigate your case and gather evidence. Your lawyer will look for:

  • Photos or videos of your accident and the aftermath
  • Statements from witnesses who saw what happened
  • Testimony from experts like accident reconstructionists or medical professionals
  • Medical records
  • Driving records
  • Police reports

You can also gather some evidence yourself. After your accident, take photos or videos of the damage done to you and your property.

Write down your account of what happened as soon as possible. If police are called to the scene, make sure you get an accident report from the Newport News Police Department. If the police did not show up on scene, you can file a report online.

Before they get to work on your case, your personal injury attorney in Newport News will assess your situation and let you know what steps to take for your claim. You can learn more about how a lawyer can help you by getting a free initial consultation calling Rutter Mills at 757-777-7777.

Liability in a Personal Injury Case

The first thing you and your lawyer need to prove is the other party owed you a duty of care, the standard level of care someone can be reasonably expected to treat others to. When a driver is on the road, that duty is being attentive and following traffic laws.

You also need to show the other party breached their duty of care, whether intentionally or through negligence. Examples of a breach include speeding, acting recklessly, not paying sufficient attention, or failing to prevent a problem that should be easily avoided.

For your claim, it’s not enough to just show the other party was negligent. You also need to show their negligence caused your accident. There does not need to be direct causation, like hitting your car with theirs. It can also be indirect — for example, a city may be liable for dangerous road conditions that caused your crash.

Finally, you need to be able to show that the other party’s negligence caused specific damages to your quality of life and your finances. These damages can vary, but in general are based on the economic toll that your accident had on your life, and are calculated using your hospital bills, repair expenses, and other financial documents.

This can, understandably, seem like a lot to prove, especially when dealing with an injury. It is important to have a personal injury attorney on your side who knows where to look and what to do to make sure you have the strongest claim possible. Your lawyer will prove the other party’s negligence, calculate your damages, and negotiate a settlement with the insurance company.


Your Advocates Against Insurance

Our Rutter Mills Newport News attorneys offer unwavering support and expert legal guidance to personal injury victims. When you contact one of our lawyers, we will listen to your story, and understand the full impact of your injury on your life.

We will meticulously gather all the necessary evidence and documentation to build a solid case, and ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. We will handle all the communications with insurance companies. You can focus on your well-being while we negotiate on your behalf to secure a fair settlement.

If negotiations don’t lead to a satisfactory settlement, your Rutter Mills attorney is fully prepared to take your case to court. We will advocate fiercely for your rights, and present a compelling case to the judge and jury.

Through every step, we will provide continuous support and updates, allowing you to take care of your health, assured that your legal matters are in dedicated, capable hands.

Contact a Newport News Personal Injury Attorney for expert legal guidance

After an accident, handling expensive medical bills and the wages you lost while recovering can be overwhelming. You don’t deserve to deal with the consequences of someone else’s mistake. The Newport News personal injury lawyers at Rutter Mills can help you get compensation for your expenses and the pain you endured.

Call us today or contact us online to get a FREE consultation with someone who can help. Our attorneys are on call to talk to you and give you an estimate of how much you could be able to get in your settlement.

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When you’ve been injured, you have got a lot at stake – but so does the insurance company.  Being represented by a serious lawyer makes all the difference.  Call Rutter Mills today and let us even the playing field for you.


The day I walked into their office I thought there was no hope for my case and I would never be made whole. Two and a half weeks ago, my case was settled above and beyond my expectations. After 4 long years, I have finally been made whole thanks to Rutter Mills. You saved my life.

Chuck B.

My experience with Rutter Mills has been great, they are professional and caring! I would highly recommend Rutter Mills, LLP to anyone in need of a professional and reliable law firm.

Janice F

I'm very grateful for Rutter Mills for helping me with my case. Especially Mr. Boran and Mrs. Kathy Saunders, my amazing team. They kept me informed on on all aspects of the case, they listened to my concerns, we fought hard and won. 👏🙏

Sarice G.

Mr. Young and Ms. Kathy Saunders went above and beyond for me. The day I walked into Mr. Young's office I thought there was no hope for my case and I would never be made whole. I can say two and a half weeks ago my case was settled above and beyond my expectations. After 4 long years I have finally been made whole. Thank you Mr. Young and Ms Kathy. You saved my life.

Kennedi B.

The team at Rutter Mills is EXCELLENT. They told me not to worry, and just to take care of myself. My stress was relieved, knowing I had the experts on my side fighting for me and my children. I won my case! Thank you Rutter Mills.


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