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    When you’re involved in a car accident, it’s serious. You need a lawyer that can take on the big insurance companies and let you focus on getting better. Auto accidents can run the gamut from a minor fender bender to a 15-car pileup. But big or small, any accident that causes you or your loved ones an injury can be life-changing. The insurance companies will act fast to try and get your claim settled for the lowest amount possible. That’s their job. At Rutter Mills, our job is to fight for you. We go toe to toe with big insurance companies with a team of skilled, in-house investigators, many of whom are prior law enforcement, led by experienced trial attorneys. Together we can get the information needed to prove your case, whether it’s phone records from a distracted driver or information from a car’s computer showing speed and braking information for the vehicle at fault. We don’t back down from a fight. Getting you the compensation you need to put the pieces of your life back together is our only goal. Rutter Mills Virginia car accident lawyers have extensive experience helping victims of:

    In Virginia, there is:

    • A crash every 4 minutes
    • More than 2 lives are lost per day
    • At least 179 people are injured per day
    • One out of every 25.6 licensed drivers is involved in a motor vehicle collision

    While even the smallest run-ins are a hassle, nothing can compare with the devastation of a serious accident. The injuries and losses can be enormous, medically and financially. With over 60 years of experience, our lawyers know what a full recovery may take.

    The insurance companies hire lawyers to protect themselves. Shouldn’t you do the same? 

    Common car accident injuries include

    • Amputations
    • Back injuries
    • Bone fractures
    • Bruises
    • Burns
    • Chronic pain
    • Coma
    • Concussions
    • Dental damage
    • Eye injuries
    • Herniated disc

     

    Even if you have purchased the optional medical payment coverage as part of your auto insurance policy, you may find it’s not enough to afford the best treatment and care. In the wake of a motor vehicle collision, your health should be your only concern.

    If you’ve been injured in a serious auto accident, you’ll need legal help that’s just as serious. With a qualified Virginia auto accident attorney from Rutter Mills on your side, you can focus on your recovery, while we handle negotiations with the car insurance companies to make sure you receive maximum compensation for the injuries you sustained through little to no fault of your own.

    Our auto accident lawyers are skilled, experienced, and tenacious – we don’t back down in the face of even the most aggressive pushback from insurance companies. And our record proves it. For more than 60 years, thousands of clients have received the compensation they need and deserve to get their lives back on track.

    Our robust legal strategy helps car accident victims recover money to pay for:

    • Past, present, and future medical expenses
    • Hospital bills, surgeries, medications, diagnostic tests, and rehabilitation
    • Lost wages, past and present, as well as, loss of future earning capacity
    • Emotional distress, pain, and suffering
    • Home modification expenses related to a disability

    Family members who have lost a loved one in a car accident can recover for:

    • Loss of consortium, companionship, support, and guidance
    • Funeral and burial expenses

    Your family can embark on the road to recovery as soon as you choose to partner with Rutter Mills. Our clients tell us the thorough, caring, personalized attention they receive is a big part of their healing. We talk directly to medical providers and their billing departments so you don’t have to. We walk you through the process, keeping you informed every step of the way. Our team is here, truly listening to your needs and concerns. Together we’ll get your life back on track.

    Why You Need A Virginia Car Accident Lawyer

    Even the most straightforward auto accidents can benefit from a legal advocate. Talking to someone at Rutter Mills costs you nothing upfront. We will ensure your best interests are represented, particularly as insurance companies look to settle for the lowest possible amount to preserve their bottom-line profits.

    Consulting a Virginia car accident lawyer is highly recommended if:

    • You or a family member are faced with substantial medical bills.
    • The car accident injuries sustained may lead to future disability.
    • You were hit by a driver with little or no insurance.
    • The other driver is disputing liability for the accident.
    • You received a settlement offer from the insurance company that seems low.
    • You have questions about what happened in the moments before the crash.
    • The insurance company has requested your personal medical records.

    Sometimes these disputes are solved swiftly and easily – particularly if the insurance company knows you have a legal shark in your corner. About 95% of car accident cases resolve in settlement negotiations, rather than going to trial. If it’s your first injury settlement negotiation, you may not have the confidence or experience to know what your case is worth. We’ve settled thousands of cases, so we know when insurers are low-balling. We negotiate from a position of strength and won’t back down.

    If push comes to shove, you’ll benefit from our 60-year reputation as serious attorneys, well-known for winning complex, high-profile cases – cases like yours. As soon as you walk into the courtroom, you’ll have the attention and respect of the judge, jury, and insurance company.

    Virginia Car Accident Lawyer FAQs

    A Virginia car accident attorney from Rutter Mills is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about a recent motor vehicle collision. We never charge for initial consultations and offer legal representation at no upfront cost to you. We only accept payment from our clients when we win!

    What should I do if I’m injured in an auto accident that wasn’t my fault?

    Get immediate medical attention following the accident. When in the ER, do not speak with anyone but trusted family and friends. Do not speak with the other driver or their insurance company. As soon as you are able, call Rutter Mills.

    Limit your use of social media after an accident. As you rest and recover, avoid posting information about the accident or injuries online. Let our investigators get information from the accident scene and witnesses. Insurance companies are looking for any way to discredit your statements. Social media is increasingly a source of legal evidence in trials, using the information you and others post about your activities or even about your injuries. It can weaken or derail your case.

    The insurance company called me while I was in the hospital and made me an offer. What should I do?

    Do not speak to the insurance company until you have discussed your case with a lawyer. Why? Because an offer being made by the insurance company is likely not in your best interest. Do not sign a release and accept any monetary offer — you’ll have no legal recourse if you regret it later. Virginia law gives you two years to file a lawsuit; there’s no rush. We’ll work with you to make sure your medical bills and lost wages don’t become a burden on you.

    How does the legal process work after a car accident?

    A car accident where one party is at fault often involves two different cases — criminal and civil. The criminal case will be decided in traffic court, and a judge will assign a penalty – such as fines, points, and possible jail time. Don’t be concerned if the other driver didn’t get a ticket. This has no bearing on the civil personal injury case, which carries a different burden of proof and involves compensating the injured party. The insurance companies for the cars involved in the accident will be the negotiating parties; not law enforcement.

    When to Call a Virginia Car Accident Lawyer

    While the state of Virginia allows up to two years to file a personal injury claim, we like to work with car accident victims from day one, whenever possible. We help you find the best medical treatment, collect valuable evidence from the scene, record your memories of the event as clearly and accurately as possible, and assemble a winning team of crash investigators, medical experts, and insurance adjusters to vouch for maximum compensation on your behalf. We’ll also make sure you avoid common missteps that could jeopardize your claim.

    The ball gets rolling with a free consultation where we’ll ask you a few questions:

    • When and where did the accident occur?
    • How did the accident happen?
    • Was speeding involved?
    • Who had the right of way?
    • Do you have contact information for the other party?
    • Did the police file a report at the scene?
    • Were there any witnesses or photographs taken?
    • What specific injuries did you suffer?
    • Where were you treated for your injuries?

    If you don’t have all the answers, that’s okay. Our team of investigators can fill in the blanks and uncover illuminating details about the accident when necessary. Contact our team today at 757-622-5000. One of our Virginia car accident attorneys will be able to assist you. Rutter Mills is proud to serve the following Virginia cities and their surrounding areas, as well as northern North Carolina and the Outer Banks.

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    “The time following a serious accident is terrible and confusing. Unfortunately, insurance companies will take advantage of that – they’ll pressure you to take a settlement that they assure you is generous and fair. You need somebody in your corner from the beginning, one who has your best interest at heart. Rutter Mills has a reputation among insurance companies for being tough, and they also know if we don’t get the settlement offer we think is right, we’re more than willing to meet them in the courtroom.”

    – Robert Mills

    What Our Clients Say

    "After the car accident I didn't know where to turn. The insurance companies were no help and the bills were piling up. I called Rutter Mills and they were so nice and considerate on the phone. They helped me with my settlement and actually got me more money than expected." ★★★★★ -Brittany, Rutter Mills Client