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Frequently Asked Questions

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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 to consider.

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 your situation.

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.

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to Move On with Your Life

Many accident victims come out on the other side of an accident feeling unsure of their rights, uncertain about their rights, and unclear about the future. We know that you – and your family – may be grappling with a life-changing event. For this reason, and many others, we take the time to actually hear out your concerns or questions. We pursue every possible avenue to vindicate your rights.

Why Hire Us?
  • We have served Virginians since 1982
  • We offer free initial consultations
  • We have decades of combined experience
  • You pay nothing unless we recover
  • You get legal counsel you can trust
  • You get personal, one-on-one attention