Frequently Asked Questions
Seek Answers from Our Lynchburg Personal Injury Lawyers
When you’ve been seriously injured, there are a number of questions
that come to mind. Those involving your family and your livelihood are
of utmost concern, yet there are a number of other issues which are important
Read more about some frequently asked questions below. If you’ve
been injured, do not hesitate to
contact the law office of Randall J. Trost, P.C. at 434.738.2300 for a
free consultation. We have offices in Lynchburg and Danville for your convenience.
Do I have a personal injury claim?
When you are seriously hurt due to another’s negligence or wrongdoing,
including in a
car accident or by the
manufacturer of a defective product or a dangerous drug a claim for compensation can help you and your family
when you are forced to take time off work to recover. While each case
is unique, It costs you nothing for the initial consultation.
If I sue a person, who really pays?
Most of the time, this falls on the insurance company of the negligent
party. That means that you will be battling with a large company skilled
in discouraging you from getting maximum compensation. That’s where
we come in. We level the playing field using experience, knowledge and
investigative techniques that match or rival those of the insurance company.
Many consumers think that if they have been involved in an accident and
the other person had no insurance, that they have no case. This isn’t
always true. Talk with us regarding uninsured or underinsured situations.There
are often several options for protecting your case.
Do I need to hire a personal injury attorney?
State law is extremely complicated and going up against a large insurance
firm can be daunting. In addition, filing a claim isn’t as simple
as filling out and filing paperwork with the court. In order to avoid
common mistakes and help you receive the maximum amount of compensation,
having a lawyer on your side is important. The legal process can be lengthy
and discouraging, especially if you are unclear about any part of it.
We can help to provide the guidance and support you need. With that said,
some situations do not justify the hiring of an attorney, it is in your
best interest to contact our Lynchburg personal injury attorneys to discuss
The insurance company has offered a settlement. Should I take it?
Insurance companies are not in the business of paying out the full amount
that injured victims are entitled to. Therefore, they often offer settlement
amounts that are much lower than you may be owed. Our role as your attorneys
is to assist you when you are seeking compensation and to stand up to
big insurance companies on your behalf.
How soon after my accident can I file a lawsuit?
After an accident, immediately seek medical attention and make sure your
doctor thoroughly documents your injuries. After you’ve seen a doctor,
contact our firm immediately and we can develop a plan and start building
your case by gathering evidence, witness testimony, and other pertinent
facts. Do not hesitate as the longer it takes for you to develop a plan
or file, the flimsier your claim may appear to the court or insurance company.