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Auto Accident FAQs

When You Have Questions, Our Lynchburg Personal Injury Lawyers Have Answers

Car accidents are stressful and dangerous and can lead to complicated legal battles against insurance companies and negligent parties. At the law office of Randall J. Trost, P.C., our Lynchburg personal injury attorneys are here to help guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit for compensation.

No matter what questions you have, contact our firm at 434.738.2300 to schedule your free initial case consultation.

I’ve just been in a car accident. What should I do?

Being involved in a car or vehicle accident can be extremely disorienting and confusing. It is important to remember that this initial period is crucial for gathering information. If you haven’t been involved in an accident yet, you can create a checklist to be kept in your car in the event that you are.

If you have just experienced an accident, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Most importantly, DO NOT ADMIT FAULT.
  • Make sure that everyone is safe. Call the police and report any injuries. If you suspect that anyone involved is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, tell the police this as well. Always call the police regardless of apparent injury. In many claims a police report is required. Get the names and badge numbers of the officers on the scene.
  • Ask questions. Get as much information as possible from anyone who was involved or witnessed the accident; names, addresses, and phone numbers as well as anyone’s physical condition.
  • Make notes regarding the accident and take pictures; what time of day is it? What are the weather conditions like? What is the state of the other vehicles involved?
  • Get medical help. If you are seriously injured, go directly to an emergency room. Even if you think that you are uninjured, it is important to be checked by a doctor. Many injuries, such as whiplash, are not immediately apparent.
  • Speak with your insurance company as quickly as possible. DO NOT MAKE A STATEMENT TO THE OTHER DRIVER’S INSURANCE COMPANY without consulting a personal injury attorney first.

I was in a car accident and the airbags failed to deploy. Do I have a product liability case?

Product liability cases are very complex and it is critical to consult with an experienced attorney as to their validity. You may have a case depending on the factors surrounding the accident, which airbags did not deploy in connection to the type of accident, and other factors. Consult with us immediately. As with other product liability cases, remember to keep the car for use as evidence if a case is pursued.

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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