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Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Motor Vehicle Accidents

 Auto accidents are the most common type of personal injury accidents, leading to thousands of injuries and deaths each year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rear-end collisions account for more than 40% of the collisions in the United States. Any type of car accident can lead to life altering injuries, and the process to collect compensation for those injuries can be lengthy.

Having an experienced accident injury attorney to help you navigate the legal process and deal with the insurance companies can greatly increase your chances of getting the compensation for your injuries that you need and deserve. At Randall J. Trost, P.C. we have been fighting for accident injury victims since 1982. We never charge any upfront fees, and only get paid if you win.

Medical Malpractice

 Anytime we are sick or injured and seek the help of medical professionals, we trust that the doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel will do their best to provide high quality and professional services. But when that does not happen, and a medical professional is negligent, it can put your or a loved one’s life at risk.

There are a variety of ways that medical patients can be victims of medical malpractice. Examples of this would be errors in emergency room treatment, hospital errors caused by inadequate or incompetent employees, misdiagnosed or delayed diagnosis, and anesthesia errors. Any of these or other treatment errors can result in serious consequences or be life-threatening for the patient.

Wrongful Death

 Wrongful death claims are filed by the surviving family members of a loved one that is killed in an accident because of the negligent or careless actions of another party. They can seek compensation from the court for the loss of income, support and love of their deceased family member. In some cases, plaintiffs can also seek punitive damages, which seeks to punish defendants for their actions. 

At Randall J. Trost, P.C, our wrongful death and personal injury attorneys are here and ready to help surviving family members. We have decades of experience and expertise in Virginia personal injury law and use this to fight to recover compensation and damages for the families we represent to help relieve the financial burden caused by the loss of their loved one.

Workplace Accident

Employees throughout Virginia that work hard for the companies they are employed by, should reasonably expect that their employer will keep them safe from potential hazards in the workplace. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as thousands of workers are injured on the job every year due to negligence on the job site of another party.

Construction ranks as the most dangerous industry to work in for work-related injuries, as one in ten construction workers are hurt on the job each year. There are a number of complex liability issues in these types of accidents, and our construction accident attorneys at Randall J. Trost, P.C. are familiar with and well versed in the intricate federal and state regulations specific to these claims.

Premises Liability

Under Virginia law, an incident that occurs on another person’s property is called a premises liability claim. These claims can be very complex and usually require that the owner or occupant of the property knew of the defect in the premises that caused the injury. Another important factor is the classification of the injured person at the time of the injury.

Premises liability accidents occur in many different locations with varying degrees of injury. We have represented Virginia injury victims in many different types of premises liability claims for over four decades. If you have been injured on another person’s property and believe you may have a claim, contact us today for a free consultation.

Product Liability

 Product liability claims fall into three different categories and can be complex under Virginia’s product liability law. Designers, manufacturers and sellers of defective products may be held liable for damages caused by a product’s defective condition that caused injury with their use. To prevail, your attorney must be able to prove negligence on the part of the designer, manufacturer or distributor of a product that is available for sale to the general public. 

Product liability claims can be highly contested and difficult legal fights that often rely on expert witnesses. Hiring an experienced attorney to help guide you through this process and protect your rights is one of the most important things you can do. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury as a result of using a defective product, contact us today for a free, no obligation case review. 

Nursing Home Neglect

 As the elderly population continues to rise, more people are being confined to nursing homes. Residents of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities, and their families, expect that they will receive quality care and treatment. Unfortunately, there are many instances of nursing home abuse in Virginia.

If you have reason to believe that a loved one has been the victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or financial abuse while in a nursing home or long-term care facility, the attorneys at Randall J. Trost, P.C. are here to help. We have aggressively defended the rights of the disabled and injured throughout the state of Virginia for decades by holding long-term care facilities and nursing homes accountable.

Dog Bites

 While many states have laws with “strict liability” for dog bites, Virginia is not one of them. Instead, it is one of the states that still follows the “one bite” rule. What this means for dog bite victims is that in order to recover compensation for injuries and damages, they must show that the dog owner knew or should have known that the dog was dangerous or aggressive.

Virginia’s “Negligence Per Se” rule for dog injuries requires dog owners to use “reasonable care” in restraining and controlling their dogs, whether or not the owner knows the dog is dangerous. Virginia law allows those injured by dogs to seek damages by bringing a claim if they can demonstrate that the injury resulted from the owner’s failure to use reasonable care to restrain or handle the dog. 

Brain Injuries

 Brain injuries can be life altering, and often involve long recovery periods and high medical costs. These types of injuries can impact the injury victim’s quality of life and financial stability. At Randall J. Trost, P.C., our attorneys understand the challenges that brain injury victim’s face and have decades of experience recovering compensation and damages for them.

 The most common types of brain injury cases that we handle involve car, truck or motorcycle accidents. There are other types of brain injury cases, including work accident and birth injury claims. If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury as a result of another party’s negligence, we can help. Contact us today for a free consultation and case review to understand your legal options. 

Protecting Our Clients Rights

With decades of trial experience and an unrivaled commitment to our clients, Trost Law Group aggressively defends the rights of our clients and is ready to make a difference for you. We are one of Virginia’s leading personal injury law firms and help clients statewide. Each client is treated as a member of the family with a dedicated case manager that is always available to help you.

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The Trost Law Difference

Each year thousands of accident and injury victims in Virginia search for the right firm to help them. Hiring an attorney to represent you with your injury claim is one of the first and most important decisions you can make, and one that you have full control over.

At Trost Law Group, our experienced and dedicated Injury Lawyers have used their unrivaled skill and experienced to help thousands of injured clients throughout the state of Virginia for the past 35 years. All of our clients are assigned to a dedicated case manager, and are treated like part of the family. Contact us today to begin the defense of your case with our free, no obligation case review and experience the Trost difference.

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