Frequently Asked Questions

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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 productor 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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?

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.

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Understanding Your Accident & Injury Claim

Personal Injury claims are often complex legal matters that are difficult for most people to handle alone. Filing a claim is not as simple as filing out a form and waiting for a check in the mail. Most accident victims require the help of a skilled attorney who has intricate knowledge of Virginia’s personal injury laws and experience working with insurance companies to obtain the best results. The attorneys at Trost Law Group use their decades of experience and skills, along with the firm’s extensive resources to meet our clients needs and obtain the maximum compensation our clients deserve.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A CASE?
If you have an injury that effects your ability to live your normal life you should contact our office to protect your rights. Our attorneys have a strong record of success and will review your case to see if we can prove your accident and injuries were caused by the other party’s negligence.
WHEN SHOULD I CALL ABOUT MY CASE?
In most cases, it is in your best interests to start as soon as possible with the collection of evidence and the identification of potential witnesses. In Virginia, the time limit to take legal action against the party responsible for causing the injury is two years. This is referred to as the “statute of limitations”. If you don’t file a lawsuit against those at fault for the accident before the end of that period, you will forever lose your right to file a lawsuit against those responsible for the incident.
DO YOU CHARGE UPFRONT FEES TO HANDLE MY CASE?
Our firm does not charge any up front fees for representation in an Accident or Personal Injury case. We offer a free, no obligation case review to evaluate your claim. Once representation begins we work on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you do.
WILL YOU TELL ME HOW MUCH MY CASE IS WORTH?
Yes, at your initial free case review, our lawyers will use their unrivaled knowledge and decades of experience in Virginia Accident & Personal Injury Law to evaluate your claim. We will pursue every option to help you maximize the compensation you will need to recover from your injury and losses.

2016 Accident Statistics

Virginia Accident & Injury

The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 44.5 million Americans suffered serious unintentional injuries in 2016. Annually, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports up to 7.2 million automobile accidents. Of these accidents there were nearly 4.6 million car accident-related injuries and 40,327 fatalities.

In the state of Virginia, there were 128,525 auto crashes in 2016 with 67,292 reported injuries and 761 fatalities. Speed was the greatest contributing factor with 24,264 speed related accidents that resulted in 13,602 injuries and 316 fatalities. Alcohol was the second largest factor, with 7,482 alcohol related accidents that resulted in 4,855 injuries and 262 fatalities.

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801 Main Street, 10th Floor
Lynchburg, VA 24504

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