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Danville & Lynchburg Wrongful Death Attorneys

Wrongful Death vs. Personal Injury Claims

In the State of Virginia, wrongful death occurs when the negligent or wrongful acts of an individual or corporate entity result in the death of a person. While there are routes to recover monetary damages in these situations, they differ from a personal injury claim or lawsuit. While personal injury damages are designed to compensate the victim directly, wrongful death damages are limited to compensation for losses suffered by surviving family members of the deceased.

Types of Damages Awarded

If you have a loved one who has died in a car accident, defective consumer product incident, work accident, or some other form of accident, our Lynchburg wrongful death lawyers can help you pursue the recovery of damages. Punitive damages may be won if willful or wanton conduct was involved, or if the responsible party displayed reckless disregard for the safety of others. In addition to these punitive damages, other damages regarding direct loss to family members can be won.

  • Some of the damages that you may be eligible to recover include:
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of services, protection, care, and assistance
  • Sorrow, mental anguish, and solace
  • Care, treatment, and hospitalization expenses prior to death
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Supportive & Empathetic Service During This Difficult Time

At the office of Randall J. Trost, P.C., we understand that grieving the loss of a loved one can be an extremely difficult and painful process. During this time, few people are even considering the prospect of legal action for the losses that they have suffered.

However, the reality is that, the sooner you file a wrongful death claim, the higher likelihood you have of obtaining full and fair financial compensation. Our Lynchburg & Danville personal injury attorneys will be at your side throughout the process, providing dedicated and compassionate service during this difficult time as we work towards a positive result.

Contact us at 434.738.2300 and schedule your free consultation!

Get the Compensation You Need

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