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Your serious injury may have been a motor vehicle accident, workplace accident, a defective product, medical malpractice, or premises liability due to dangerous property conditions—but, all these have one thing in common. They occurred because of the negligence of another party.

The Windsor personal injury lawyers at Rutter Mills work hard to hold those responsible liable. For over half a century, we have helped personal injury victims receive the maximum compensation. Our dedicated attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. While most cases are settled, we will go to trial when necessary.

Personal injuries and insurance companies

You may find yourself contacted by the responsible party’s insurance company not long after the incident. The insurance adjuster might make what sounds like a reasonable settlement offer. Never accept an insurance company’s settlement before obtaining legal advice. Insurance companies want to settle for as little as possible– it is their business model. A lawyer knows the fair amount of compensation for the type of injuries you suffered.

Virginia statute of limitations

Every state has a statute of limitations; a time limit to file a personal injury lawsuit. In Virginia, that statute of limitations is two years from the date of the incident. However, if it involves a defective medical device or another injury that is not immediately apparent, the clock begins ticking on the statute of limitations when it is discovered. Accordingly, the statute of limitations is two years from that date.

If a person succumbs to their injuries, the personal representative of the estate may file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the death date.

If the personal injury occurred on any government property or involved a government vehicle, the statute of limitations is much shorter. For example, if you suffer an injury on the grounds of a municipally owned property, you must file a claim within six months of the incident. If the injury occurred on state-owned property, the claim requires filing within one year.

While it is critical to focus on healing, it is also crucial not to wait too long to contact a personal injury attorney regarding your case.

Virginia personal injury damages

Damages, or compensation, for personal injuries in Virginia may include:

  • Medical expenses, current, and future
  • Rehabilitation, whether physical or vocational
  • Lost wages
  • Future earnings loss
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish

Virginia does not impose caps on damages for most personal injury claims, although there is a $2 million cap for medical malpractice. There is also a cap on punitive damages of $350,000. However, punitive damages only come into consideration if the party responsible for the injuries behaved in a particularly egregious manner, as punitive damages are meant as punishment for the defendant.

Contact Windsor personal injury lawyers

If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries because of the negligence, recklessness or deliberate actions of another person or party, 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. There is no fee unless we win.

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“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