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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 […]

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 […]

Be Safe on the Roads this Halloween

While most of us may think of Halloween primarily as a children’s holiday full of costumes and trick or treating, it is worth noting that there can be another nastier side of the holiday.  In fact, Halloween is considered one of the big “Drinking Days” , and is traditionally one of the busiest times of […]

Back To School Safe Driving Tips

As the bell rings in a new school year, the Personal Injury Attorneys of Rutter Mills are asking drivers to use extra caution on the roadways. After a summer free of school buses and walking students, drivers can develop habits that might not be safe around school year vehicular traffic, bus stop activity, walkers, and […]

$500,000 Settlement for Couple Hit By Texting Driver

A married couple who were severely injured when they were struck by a teen driver who was texting have recently been rewarded $500,000 in damages. The $500,000 rewarded was the policy limit for the teen driver.The couple involved in the accident where driving a motorcycle on the highway when the defendant who was allegedly driving […]

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 […]

Cell Phone Ban is Reducing Distracted Driving Deaths

In 2008, the State of California became one of the first to issue a ban on hand held cell phones in automobiles with hopes of reducing auto accidents that come as a result of distracted driving.  Now, four years later, the California State Office of Traffic Safety announced that the total number of traffic deaths […]

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. The truth of the matter is […]

New AAA Study Finds Teen Driver Fatality Risk Quadruples w/ Multiple Young Passengers

A new study conducted by the AAA Foundation shows a strong correlation between teen driver fatalities and the number of young passengers traveling in the video.  The study states specifically that there is a strong association between the number and age of passengers present in vehicle and the risk of a teen driver dying in […]

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Comes to a Close

This April marked the first official Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a new awareness program rolled out nationally with the full support of safety advocates, law enforcement agencies and the United States Department of Transportation.  Over the course of the month, state, local, and national government agencies joined to deliver the message “One Text or Call […]

Spring Means More Bikes & Pedestrians on Roadways

it is almost May, and all across Virginia it is clear that Spring has sprung.  Along with the warm weather come an influx of additional traffic on our roadways in the way of bikers and pedestrians out looking to enjoy the weather.  Over the course of the winter months, drivers for the most part have […]

Work Zone Auto Accidents Are Serious Problem

We’ve all seen the “Work Zone, Reduce Speed” signs on the road, and experienced the perceived inconvenience of having to reduce our speed despite not always seeing the work at hand.ย  Many of us may at times question the validity and the purpose of such a sign and a restriction, but make no mistake speeding […]

Tax Day Statistically a Dangerous Day For Fatal Car Accidents

While we all know that tax time can be a stressful time, a new study shows that it can also be a dangerous time on the roadways.  According to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association the odds of getting into a fatal crash increase by 6% on tax filing day.  […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

As many of us know, distracted driving is becoming more and more of a problem on our roadways.  The National Safety Council has an urgent request for all drivers: Make April the month you ditch the cell phone behind the wheel.   Thousands of fatal crashes each year involve drivers using cell phones, and the […]

New Virginia Law Cracks Down on DUI

A new law in the state of Virginia has cracked down on drivers who are convicted of DUI.  Beginning 7/1/12 anyone convicted of driving under the influence will be required to have their car equipped with an ignition interlock device.  The required device is a personal Breathalyzer that drivers mudt blow into before the vehicle […]