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
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
- 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
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.