Norfolk Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck Accident Lawyers

Norfolk Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck Accident Attorney

There is little to match the emotional trauma of a collision with a commercial truck. The injury and impact of a severe truck accident are lasting, perhaps taking you months to fully recover – or in some cases, leaving you with permanent repercussions. Fortunately, a Norfolk truck accident attorney from Rutter Mills can help you get back on your feet.

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Why Should You Work With A Truck Accident Lawyer at Rutter Mills?

We will be able to evaluate the accident and determine the compensation you’re entitled to for medical, property damage, and other expenses. Once we figure out the right dollar amount to support your needs, we’ll make sure the insurance companies don’t shortchange you – or if they do, we’ll bring your story before a judge. Either way, you will get the money you deserve for your recovery.

Rutter Mills has over 65 years of experience handling truck accident cases just like yours. The nuisance of intersections like the one at Northampton, Princess Anne and Military Highway has gotten under everyone’s skin at least once–including ours. We’ve lived it, too – which is why our team of lawyers brings a great deal of local experience to every case they handle, getting recognition for their services on multiple occasions.

Not every law firm has the financial resources to go to court and the insurance companies know that. They know Rutter Mills will bring expert witnesses, forensic experts, and investigators to testify. When you hire our attorneys, the insurance companies know you mean business.

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Get Payments You Deserve After an Injury

We have all witnessed horrendous accidents on I-64’s highways and exit ramps. As the victim of a truck accident, you may feel like you’re on the losing side of an upward battle, whether facing tremendous expenses or the pain of your injuries. But you don’t have to fight alone.

There are a number of expenses you can get compensation for, especially with the help of a Norfolk truck accident attorney. If you’re thinking about pursuing a claim for a truck accident injury, contact our team to learn how we can help you get payment for damages like:

  • Medical bills. When it comes to truck accidents, the most important factor is your health and well-being. Our experienced lawyers can win you compensation for both short and long-term injuries you’ve sustained.
  • Property damage. If you’ve been in a truck accident, it’s very likely that your car has been damaged or totaled. A Rutter Mills lawyer can get you compensation to cover the cost of repair or even the purchase of a new vehicle. On top of that, we also help you secure payment for a rental car to use while your car is in the shop.
  • Emotional distress. Truck accidents can be extremely frightening and cause psychological impacts that may take years to resolve. If you’re dealing with emotional trauma from a truck accident, our lawyers can help you pursue a claim for any PTSD, depression, or anxiety you might be experiencing.
  • Lost income. If you were injured in a truck accident, you probably missed work while you were receiving treatment or recovering. In some instances, victims sustain long-term disabilities that bar them from work for years or significantly reduce their ability to earn wages. If your accident left you unable to work, schedule a free consultation with our skilled lawyers. We’ll get you reimbursed for income you’ve unfairly lost.

It Pays To Use A Norfolk Truck Accident Lawyer


In Virginia, you can legally earn interest on injury compensation. When your injury payments are delayed, we’ll use our knowledge of Coastal Virginia law to demand interest payments for you, ensuring the fullest coverage possible for your recovery needs. Our extensive experience in Hampton Roads has taught us about the dire repercussions of a run-in with an 18-wheeler. We understand how expensive it can be to recover from a truck accident. When you partner with us, we’ll bring you in and hear your story in a free consultation. We do not charge upfront fees for our legal services.

What Do Our Lawyers Do to Support Your Claim?

Trucking companies require their drivers to keep a log of their working hours and rest breaks. It is illegal to overwork truck drivers because fatigued drivers are more likely to cause accidents. If a driver’s log shows that they were working without breaks during the day of the accident, your Norfolk truck accident attorney can use that information to get you damages.

We have access to the best accident experts. They’ll be able to use evidence from the scene of the incident like tire skid marks, and vehicle damage to prove the offending driver is liable for the crash.

Using a cell phone while driving is distracting and can cause accidents. If the truck driver was using their cell phone at the time of the accident, we’ll be able to find out by accessing their phone records. By proving they were distracted, we can hold them responsible for your injuries.

EDRs are devices installed in almost every truck on the road today. They record data like truck speed, brake usage, and other information about the vehicle. Since truck drivers can easily falsify their work logs and lie about their driving habits, our lawyers can use data from their EDRs to prove their negligence caused the accident.

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How to Pay for a Norfolk Truck Accident Attorney

Our team goes to work without any money from our clients. Simply put, we don’t get paid unless you do. Our lawyers work on a set percentage of your settlement. You can rest easy while we fight for the settlement you deserve. When your lawyer reaches a fair settlement amount with the insurance company (or when you receive your court-awarded payment), a portion is simply used to pay our lawyers’ fees.

If your case is unsuccessful, you are not responsible for paying our lawyer’s fee, but keep in mind there are fees separate from our services: court costs, filing fees, expert witness fees, and court reporter bills. Facts like these may hide under the surface, so we like to make the legal process as transparent to you as possible. Because we believe in guiding our clients from start to finish, complaint to payment.

What to Do After a Truck Accident

Our lawyers will do everything in their power to help you pursue your injury case. And if you wish to take active part in the process, there are a number of things you can do directly after an accident to improve your chances of receiving a fair insurance settlement or jury-awarded payment:

  • Get medical help. Tending to your health is top priority.
  • Talk to the police. Calling the police and giving them a detailed report of the incident is always a smart decision. Their report can be used in court to prove that the defendant is responsible.
  • Save your story for a lawyer. Though you might feel obligated to apologize to the other driver, any record of your apology can be used in court to minimize the validity of your claim.
  • Take photos of the scene. Photo evidence of the accident scene can be used in court to boost your claim.
  • Don’t sign anything. Insurance companies are known for sending truck accident victims early settlements. These settlements are usually low-ball offers and should never be signed without an attorney’s advice.

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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.

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.

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At Rutter Mills,
every case is a serious case-because it's your case.

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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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See what people say about the Rutter Mills client-first approach.

Anna R

Thank you to my Attorney - Eric Porcaro and paralegal Kamilah White for doing such a stellar job on my case! It was a real pleasure working with this team!

Kayla E

Danielle and Eric were absolutely amazing they took great care of me throughout the entire process this Is my second time working with rutter mills and I couldn’t see myself ever working with anyone else. They are always very professional and time efficient. I highly recommend working with them to anyone.

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.

Shavante M.

Being involved in my first motor vehicle incident was scary and confusing (as you could imagine); but the Rutter Mills team helped me navigate everything from start to finish. I worked with Will Nexsen and his colleagues Lindsey and Denise. They made it a point to keep me informed with constant updates to my case, explaining what to expect if/when we were to go to court and just making sure I was okay and If anything was needed from them to help make this as easy for me as possible. In the end, they worked to get an offer that satisfied me and helped to keep me out of court. That was a huge blessing as I am at the end of my 1st pregnancy and not sure how the back and forth would have taken a toll on me; so my family and I are very grateful for that.

Danielle E.

I came to Rutter Mills during one of the most difficult and terrifying times in my life. Mr. Young and his assistant Kathy Saunders were so welcoming and understanding. They worked diligently to handle my case. It is by no means a quick and easy process, however these two make the wait worth it. I hope you never find yourself in my shoes but if you do I highly recommend these two to help you along your process.


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