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No Car Insurance?

  Do you know that driving without car insurance is a serious offense? The Commonwealth of Virginia requires that drivers maintain adequate liability insurance. Being caught behind the wheel without insurance can lead to a serious headache for yourself or an innocent bystander. In Virginia, if you are involved in an auto accident and do […]

Alcohol and Speed May Have Contributed to Fatal Accident in York County

A 20-year-old York County man was killed late Monday night, March 10, 2014, in an auto accident. According to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman Michelle Anaya, the accident occurred in the 1500 block of Wolf Trap Road at around 10p.m. State police assisted the York-Poquoson Sherriff’s Office with the crash. The man, identified as Christopher […]

Emporia, Virginia Woman in Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

63-year-old Patricia Anne Soler of Emporia, Virginia was in a fatal auto accident on Monday, March 3rd, 2014. The single-vehicle crash occurred on Route 622 in Greensville County. The victim was heading northbound on Route 622, also known as the 6000 block of Little Low Ground, when she lost control of her vehicle and struck […]

Have You Been Injured by a Distracted Driver?

  It is no secret many of us are attached to our cell phones. This can become a serious issue when behind the wheel of a car. Distracted driving frequently contributes to motor vehicle crashes here is Virginia. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that inattention is a significant element in as many […]

Top 5 Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcycle crashes remain one of the most prevalent causes of injury and death on the road. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a collision than those in a motor vehicle. Following basic safety guidelines can greatly reduce your risk of collision. A combination of […]

The Dangers of Blind Spots

Serious, sometimes fatal auto accidents can be caused by blind spots. These auto accidents occur more frequently than you may think. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 840,000 blind spot related accidents happen annually. Every driver is at risk of this kind of accident simply because all vehicles have blind spots. What […]

Are You Planning On Setting Sail? Here is a Pre-Departure Checklist.

What should be included in your Pre-Departure Checklist? Every boat operator should follow a pre-departure checklist prior to boating. Both education of boating safety, as well as proper equipment, can better prepare you for a smooth ride on the water. Here is a list of items your boat should carry, as well as a list […]

Safety Tips for Your July 4th Weekend

Rutter Mills wishes you a fun and safe 4th of July weekend! Please be mindful of hazards if you decide to handle fireworks or grill this weekend. Keep Independence day fun and safe! Many fireworks are illegal in Virginia – in fact, some areas of Virginia require a permit to ignite them. State law reads […]

Boating Under the Influence

Summer is in full effect – which means many will be turning to boating as a source of entertainment. Much like driving intoxicated, boating under the influence is both a hazardous and illegal activity. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol consumption is the number one cause of fatal recreational boating accidents each year. In […]

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 […]

Workers’ Compensation Tips

Dealing with a workers’ compensation claim can be stressful but two things are very important and will make it easier to manage. These things are 1) documentation and 2) organization.It is important for a person who has a workers’ compensation claim to document everything, beginning with important facts about your injury. Everything that occurs in […]

Pedestrian Run Over in Grocery Store Parking Lot Receives $1.25 Million Settlement

A 60 year old pedestrian who was walking across a parking lot toward a grocery store in Richmond last year was struck and run over by a defendant driver.  The defendant motorist who was backing out of a parking space was unaware she had struck the plaintiff, and continued backing until a witness on the […]