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West Point Personal Injury Lawyers

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    When a personal injury strikes, your plans, and dreams are put on hold, perhaps permanently. When the actions of another party cause your injury, they should be held liable, particularly if the injury causes pain as well as disability, and keeps you from working.

    The West Point personal injury lawyers at Rutter Mills protect your rights and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients over the past 50 years. While most cases are settled, we will go to trial when necessary.

    Personal Injuries

    Personal injury situations run the gamut, but they all have one thing in common. The injuries resulted because of another party’s actions– a truck hitting a car, a surgeon leaving a sponge in a patient’s body, a defective product causing burns or a commercial property maintaining dangerous conditions— and now your life is upside down.

    Often, personal injuries involve broken bones or soft tissue damage that will heal eventually. Some personal injuries are catastrophic, meaning the individual is severely and permanently disabled. Not only are those with catastrophic injuries– which primarily involve trauma to the head, spine or spinal cord– unable to work, but they may never again live independently and may require long-term care.

    Statute of limitations

    Every state has a statute of limitations: a time limit in which to file a personal injury claim. In Virginia, that statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. Sometimes, the accident victim dies from the injuries. In such situations, the family may file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the victim’s death.

    Two years may seem like a long time, but it is crucial to consult a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely critical evidence may disappear and the memories of witnesses may begin to fade.

    How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

    After the accident, you may hear from the other party’s insurance adjuster with a settlement offer. Never accept a settlement offer before obtaining legal advice. The insurance company wants to settle for as little as possible, and once the settlement is made, there is no re-negotiation. An attorney knows the fair value of a settlement for the type of injuries received and your prognosis.

    Personal Injury Damages

    Damages, or compensation, for personal injuries may include:

    • Medical expenses, present, and future
    • Lost wages
    • Property damage
    • Loss of future earnings
    • Pain and suffering
    • Emotional trauma

    Virginia does not impose caps on personal injury damages, apart from medical malpractice, which is capped at $2.25 million.

    Contact West Point Personal Injury Lawyers

    If you suffered a personal injury because of another party’s negligence, recklessness, or deliberate actions, you need the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer at Rutter Mills. Call us today or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. We can get you the maximum compensation for your injuries. There is never a fee unless we win.

    Your Lawyer Matters

    When you’ve been injured, you’ve got a lot at stake - but so does the insurance company. Walking into the court room with a serious lawyer makes all the difference. Watch our video to learn more about Rutter Mills. Your lawyer matters.

    “Nothing makes you feel more vulnerable than being hurt or ill. And nobody likes to ask for help. But when you need it most, we’re at our best. We give our clients the confidence and support they need to know they’ll be taken care of – that they’ll get the best outcome possible, even in the face of a very bad situation.”

    – Brother Rutter

    What Our Clients Say

    "The staff at Rutter Mills worked for me from the first minute I was in their office. They called and emailed every week and kept better records than I did. I was injured and had to undergo two operations from the accident. The recovery period was long with many physical therapy sessions over the next year. The staff emailed me many times, asking if there was anything they could do to make me feel better during my recovery. During this time my attorney was active in filing the paperwork for court litigation, but was contacted by the other law firm that wished to discuss settling my case. Depositions were done and the final one was scheduled and I was present to complete that phase of the case. My attorney got a maximum award for me and I will be forever grateful for his and their staff's work and attention during my time of legal need. Rutter Mills will be my only call if I ever need legal representation in the future." ★★★★★ -Dan, Rutter Mills Client