Virginia Beach Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck Accident Lawyers

Virginia Beach Truck Accident Attorneys

Virginia Beach Injury Lawyers

The bigger a commercial truck is, the bigger the potential for severe injury following an accident because of their size.

If you have sustained serious injuries, you can seek legal action against the person or entity that caused it. Filing a lawsuit against a major transportation company might seem intimidating, but this process is routine for the Virginia Beach Truck Accident Lawyers at Rutter Mills.

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Mistakes To Avoid After A Truck Crash in Virginia Beach

The action you take immediately after an accident significantly impacts your personal injury claim. Seemingly minor mistakes could end up damaging your effort at recovering compensation.

A trap people fall into is signing a document without understanding its implications. Lawyers or insurance companies might send you documents within days of your crash, which could sign away your legal right to recover compensation — without you realizing it. Never sign anything regarding your accident until your Virginia Beach truck accident attorney reviews it.

Dealing With Insurance Companies After A Truck Accident

You might have to talk to your own insurance company about the accident, but you should never discuss your claim with the other driver’s carrier. When you work with our experienced truck accident attorneys in Virginia Beach, you can leave the communication regarding your claim to your legal counsel.

In addition, do not take on an injury claim alone. When an accident seems to be the fault of the truck operator, you might assume it is safe to handle your claim alone. Unfortunately, aggressive insurance companies look forward to taking advantage of these individuals. Level the playing field with an experienced Virginia Beach Truck Accident Lawyer from Rutter Mills.

Why Are Truck Accidents More Complex?

Semi-trucks are much larger than passenger vehicles, so they transfer greater force during impact. Drivers and passengers in vehicles struck by 18-wheelers are more likely to suffer a serious, even fatal injury.

Between the driver, owner, the company leasing, and even possibly another company loading or maintaining the truck, there are many potentially liable or responsible parties involved in a commercial vehicle crash. Employment and independent contractor relationships further complicate the liability questions.

A Rutter Mills Virginia Beach Truck Accident Lawyer will help straighten out any complications that may arise from multiple parties involved in the accident.

Both state and federal laws impose strict requirements on commercial drivers. These include the number of hours a driver may be on the road without rest, how they record their miles, maintenance, and inspections, and how long they must wait between consuming alcohol or certain supplements before operating a truck.

In addition to the records commercial vehicle operators are required to keep, many 18-wheelers today are outfitted with “black boxes”. These boxes record crucial details of the trip before and during the crash, including the speed of the truck and when it applied the brakes. An experienced Virginia Beach Truck Accident Attorney will help retrieve data effectively to strengthen your case.

Federal laws require truck drivers and trucking companies to carry higher insurance coverage than non-commercial drivers, but the complex relationships between the parties can make it difficult to decipher whose insurance will be liable.

A Rutter Mills Virginia Beach Truck Accident Lawyer will help you navigate these relationships so you can focus on your recovery.

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Damages Available For Truck Accident Victims

Common examples of damages include:

  • Medical bills
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost wages
  • Vehicle repair costs

What We Can Do For You

We have the expertise to go toe-to-toe with commercial trucks’ large insurance companies and the resources to gather the appropriate evidence for your case. The Virginia Beach Truck Accident Lawyers from Rutter Mills will make sure you get what you are owed for your injuries.

If you are ready to begin the claims process, Rutter Mills is prepared to help you explore your options. To learn about your claim and what to expect from pursuing it, contact us today for a free consultation.

Negligence in Truck Accidents

News reports frequently cite driver negligence as a leading cause of truck accidents in Virginia Beach. Instances of distracted driving, such as texting or adjusting GPS devices, divert a driver’s attention from the road, increasing the likelihood of collisions. Moreover, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs remains a significant concern, posing dangers not only to truck operators but also to innocent bystanders.

Improper vehicle maintenance is a contributing factor to truck accidents in Virginia Beach as well. Reports often highlight defective brakes, tire blowouts, and overloaded cargo compromise the truck’s stability and maneuverability. These mechanical failures, exacerbated by long hours on the road, underscore the importance of regular inspections and compliance with safety regulations.

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Hotspots For Virginia Beach Truck Accidents

The Interstate 64 corridor connects Virginia Beach to neighboring cities and states, but it also is a hotspot for accidents. The high volume of traffic, coupled with speeding and driver fatigue, often leads to collisions involving trucks. Vehicles merging from different lanes and exits increase the risk of accidents, especially during peak travel times.

Virginia Beach Boulevard and Military Highway have their fair share of truck accidents. These roads are vital for commerce and transportation, with heavy-duty trucks navigating through congested urban areas. However, the mix of commercial and residential zones, inadequate signage, and road maintenance create hazardous conditions for all motorists.

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Dave Put His Trust in Us

Don’t Fall For The Insurance Company’s Games

Dave suffered serious injuries in a car accident. The defendant’s insurance company tried to offer him a low amount so Dave called Rutter Mills. We took over dealing with the insurance and got Dave the money he needed to get back on his feet.

They enabled me to be happy in life again.

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Protecting Your Future

Glenn’s car accident changed his life, but not permanently thanks to the help of his Rutter Mills attorney. When the insurance companies wouldn’t help him, our team fought back and won.

I knew I needed Rutter Mills.

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Getting Justice

On his way home from work at the shipyard, Dan was involved in an accident. He tried to file a claim on his own, but the insurance company wouldn’t give him the money he needed to put his life back on track. Dan knew he needed to call Rutter Mills.

They actually won my case 3 times!

Larena's Win

After her car accident, Larena asked her father, a local stevedore, for his advice on who to call. He recommended Rutter Mills. Her team of car accident experts at Rutter Mills fought back when the insurance companies tried to deny her the money she needed to recuperate from her injuries. We took her case to trial – and won. When the insurance company filed their appeals, we beat them again – two more times! Larena got the money she needed and the justice she deserved.

We’re going to immediately call Rutter Mills. That’s the people I trust with my baby girl.

Who Do You Trust With Your Family?

After a car accident, Jamaree’s first call was to her mom. She was shaken up and scared. Mom told her “We’re calling Rutter Mills. Her next was to Rutter Mills. Her Rutter Mills car accident team helped her get compensation “above & beyond” what she was expecting.

They lifted allot of stress off my shoulders. I recommend them to anybody because they WILL fight for you.

Who Can You Turn To?

Referrals From Friends and Family

After John was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, he turned to the person he trusts most for a recommendation. His wife, a paralegal of 30 years, told him to call Rutter Mills on the advice of the lawyer she worked for.

They really care for you as a person. Words cannot describe what Rutter Mills did for me and for my case.

When You Need Someone In Your Corner

Don’t Go It Alone

When the insurance company tried to get Carol to sign paperwork after her car accident, she knew she needed a lawyer. Carol knew she needed Rutter Mills.

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

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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.

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.

With the seriousness of the accident, I knew that we needed a serious lawyer. I needed Rutter Mills.

Carol & Levon's Story

They knew they needed a serious lawyer when Carol and her son were seriously injured. After the other party’s insurance company tried to get her to settle for less than she needed, Carol called Rutter Mills for help. We took on the insurance company so she could focus on healing.

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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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What Matters Most

Contact a Virginia truck accident attorney for expert legal guidance

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.

Chuck C.

Rutter Mills did exactly what I needed. Took all the pressure off of me, negotiated a fair settlement, and treated me royally in the process. At a low point in my mood, they even sent me cookies! My attorney Mr Boran, Kathy, Julie and the rest made a bad situation as painless as possible. I feel lucky to have chosen them after my accident. Thanks Rutter Mills team

VET -David S.

I knew it would be a long hard road to get an award from the VA for my multiple disabilities. However, the process was made so much easier with Rutter Mills. I was kept informed and able to follow the decision making process with my claim at the VA. They were always available if I had any questions and responded promptly. I was able to obtain a 100% rating, and couldn’t be more pleased with how they handled things from start to finish. I would gladly recommend them to any vet facing a situation like mine.

Daniel M

Adam Lotkin, Max Baker, and the team behind them are amazing people. They did a great job with communicating and explaining each step of the process and they do the absolute best in ensuring their clients are taken care of. For my case in specific, we expected to wait 2 year to settle l, but through the team’s hard work and a little luck, it was settled in less than a year. I would not hesitate to come back to them if I ever needed to.

Bianka R.

Attorney Dan Delalla and Team were awesome!! Nateisha stayed in constant contact l. They explained the process step by step. To top it off we had a family member to pass in a car wreck by a drunk driver during this time the team thought enough to send flowers. I highly recommend Rutter Mills

Autumn D.

Dont make it harder than it needs to be. Choose Rutter Mills! I had never needed to contact an attorney, it was all new to me and I was in pain from being rear ended while at a stop light. I did like most and checked reviews. I called Rutter Mills and not for one second did I ever doubt my decision. I had the pleasure of working with attorney Andrew Boran and his paralegal Kathy Saunders. They were there for me every step of the way. Extremely understanding and knowledgeable. They stayed in touch with me and went to bat for me. I highly recommend them to anyone. Don't make it harder than it needs to be on yourself, CALL RUTTER MILLS NOW!

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