Rutter Mills LLP

Accident Attorneys Providing Personal Service to People Affected by a Personal Injury

If you’ve been injured in an accident, the number of decisions facing you can be overwhelming. Where will you go for medical care? How will you support your family? How will you pay for everything with the tiny settlement offered to you by the insurance company?

The only decision you need to make is the one to join the family at Rutter Mills Law Firm. When you are looking for a Virginia personal injury attorney, the best choice is Rutter Mills. The skilled lawyers on our team can help take the weight off your shoulders so you can get on with your life.

With eight attorneys practicing in a wide variety of specialties within personal injury law, Rutter Mills can provide you with a lawyer experienced in handling almost any type of injury. Whether your case involves
Workers’ Compensation Law, Maritime Law, Auto Accident Law, Truck Accident Law, or any other type of personal injury law, our dedicated attorneys can help you with the familiarity and competence that comes from long experience.

Rutter Mills is a dedicated personal injury law firm located in Norfolk, Virginia. Beginning in 1959, we have had a long and successful track record of providing quality representation for thousands of satisfied clients. Our committed and passionate lawyers have helped people in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Gloucester, Warsaw, Accomack, Smithfield, and throughout Virginia and North Carolina.

At Rutter Mills, your goals become our goals as we team up to help you get on with your life. Our Norfolk attorneys are available to you whenever you need us to answer questions, explain the process, or help with any other problem you may have. The time and attention we devote to each client sets us apart from other Virginia personal injury lawyers. As one client said, “My case was the most important thing in my life for many years – they made me feel like it was the most important thing in their lives, too.”
Contacting the personal injury attorneys at Rutter Mills truly is the Best Decision For a Better Life.

Our Norfolk and Virginia Beach car accident lawyers have won millions of dollars worth of claims for those suffering from injuries. Clients come to Rutter Mills from as far away as Texas and New Jersey to work with our experienced maritime lawyers. Whether you’ve been hurt on the job, on the road, or at sea,
teaming up with Rutter Mills is the best choice you can make.

Whether you’ve been injured on land, at sea, or on the job, the team of dedicated Virginia personal injury lawyers at Rutter Mills law firm will be able to help you. When you make the decision to work with Rutter Mills, we become a part of your family, an ally to help you fight for what you need in court. Our highly skilled lawyers will be available whenever you and wherever you need us, aiding you through every step of the process. Call the offices of Rutter Mills today- Where Personal Injuries Get Personal Attention.

Personal Injury

Personal Injury claims may be brought forth by an individual injured person seeking compensation for their injuries. The individuals injuries may range from physical pain to emotional stress to permanent disability. The claim may be brought against the person or persons believed to be responsible for the individuals injuries. If you have been injured, you need to contact the personal injury attorneys of Rutter Mills in Norfolk.

Auto Accident

Did you know that most car accidents are the result of driver negligence and carelessness? If you have been injured in a wreck, the insurance companies may try to force you to settle for an amount that is much less than what you need. Having a reliable, experienced auto accident attorney at your side can greatly help you as you win back what you are entitled to. When you’re hurt, you need the best. The expert team of Norfolk, Virginia automobile accident lawyers here at Rutter Mills can make sure that you receive your fair share – contact us now.

Truck Accident and Tractor Trailer Injuries

Although new laws have made the trucking industry safer in recent years, there are still hundreds of thousands of fatal and non-fatal accidents every year. When an accident occurs, lawyers and insurance agents from the trucking companies will do everything possible to avoid taking responsibility for it. This includes fighting your claim in court with an army of lawyers and researchers and sticking you with the bill. You need a powerful ally on your side. The experienced team of Norfolk truck accident lawyers at Rutter Mills can make sure that your claim is heard fairly. When you are part of the Rutter Mills team, our skilled attorneys will make sure that you have all the tools you need to win your case. We have won hundreds of cases for our clients all over Virginia and North Carolina. Call the Virginia truck accident attorneys at Rutter Mills to find out how we can help you get what you need.


There are several types of claims which are generally termed "railroad injuries". Most people are aware of collisions which occur between vehicles and trains at railroad crossings. They are referred to as "grade crossing accidents". In addition, pedestrians can often be injured or killed by a passing train. In passenger train services, such as AMTRAK, there are many types of injuries caused by the negligence of the railroad.

Workers’ Compensation

If an injury or accident occurs while you are on the job, you are entitled to receive two-thirds of your previous average weekly wages for the time when you are unable to work. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Program will provide this money, and you don’t have to prove fault or negligence to get it. However, if your claim is denied, or if you need additional funds to cover medical bills, transportation costs, or any other type of expenses, you may need to go to court. That is where the experienced Virginia Workers’ Comp attorneys at Rutter Mills law firm in Norfolk can help. Our Norfolk lawyers know the Workman’s Comp laws very well and can apply that knowledge to your benefit. Call today to find out more.

Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation

Knowing your rights is the first key to obtaining the benefits to which you are entitled, and which you deserve, when you are injured on the job. For those workers who perform their work on or near the navigable waters of the United States, and whose jobs relate in any way to the building or repair of ships and other marine vessels, or the loading or unloading of ships, barges or marine vessels of any kind, have the rights to call on the Longshore and Habor Workers' Compensation Act.

Maritime/Jones Act

Maritime law refers to those types of injury cases which occur on water. Just as there are many catastrophic injuries which occur on land from car accidents or defective products, the same type of injuries are caused by boat accidents, jet ski accidents, or cruise ship injuries. In addition, many people work on tugboats, barges, dredges, or other vessels and may be injured while performing their jobs. These on-the-job injuries are also considered maritime claims and may be governed by the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, or other maritime laws designed to protect injured workers. If you or someone you know has been injured in this type of accident, call the widely experienced Maritime attorneys at Rutter Mills today.

Social Security Disabilty

The Social Security Act defines disability as a "person's inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months." If you are disabled and will be unable to work for a year it is imperitive you contact a social security disability attorney to receive the benefits you deserve.

Veterans Disability

Veterans who have physical or mental health disablities due to injuries or diseases from active-duty service may be eligible for disability benefits from the Veterans Administration. Veterans' disability claims are subject to a different set of rules compared to standard Social Security Disability claims.

Railroad Retirement Disability/ERISA Disability

To receive Railroad Retirement Board Disability, you must have sufficient months of service with a railroad company. Depending on your months of service, you may have rights to an occupational disability annuity or permanent and total disability benefits with rights to Medicare coverage.

Products Liability

Many times people are unaware of a dangerous or defective product in their home or work. These products can cause serious injury to the persons involved. Products liability is the area of the law in which designers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and/or retailers are held responsible for injuries caused by their dangerous and/or defective products.If you are injured due to a defective or dangerous product contact a Virginia products liability attorney.

Premises Liability

In Virginia and North Carolina premises law is complex and very much favors the premises owner. If you have been injuried on the premises of another contact a Virginia premises liability lawyer to help you recover the damages you deserve.

Wrongful Death

One of the most tragic events in life is the death of a loved one, particularly when it could have been avoided or was caused by someone else’s conduct or carelessness. Often the decedent leaves behind family and friends who relied upon him or her to provide for them in addition to the emotional devastation and other monetary losses suffered from the death of their loved one.

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