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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.

Legal Options For Surviving Family Members

The immediate family of a person who is killed as a result of another’s negligence has a legal right in Virginia to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for their loved one’s losses. Virginia law allows a spouse, child or parent to file a wrongful death lawsuit, after someone causes the death of their loved one. A spouse includes both married and common law spouses, and those who are legally separated. A wide range of accidents causing fatal injuries may be the basis of a wrongful death claim in Virginia including:

Car Accidents

Drunk Driving Accidents

Truck Accidents

Motorcycle Crashes

Construction Accidents

Defective Products

Auto Defects

Workplace Accidents

What Compensation May Be Sought In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

A spouse, parent, or child who proves a wrongful death claim may recover compensation for:

Loss of income

Pain and suffering

Exemplary damages in certain instances when a death is caused by willful act such as a violent assault or grossly negligent conduct.

Loss of services, protection, care, and assistance

Funeral and burial expenses

Care, treatment, and hospitalization expenses prior to death

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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.

Benefits Of Hiring Our Personal Injury Lawyers


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.

Skilled & Experience

Our team has had decades of first hand trial experience. Unlike other firms that settle a case quickly, we are able to use our wealth of real trial experience to the advantage of our clients.


You pay nothing upfront

Because we accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you won’t pay any legal fees unless we win your case. An agreed upon percentage of the final recovery will be used to pay for our services.

Free Case Review

It will not cost you anything to get started on your case. Request a no-obligation, risk-free consultation and case review by filling out an online form or calling our office today.

Level The Playing Field

Our dedication to each and every client provides a formidable ally in your fight. We are determined to hold opposing parties accountable and make sure they act in good faith.

You Pay Nothing Unless We Recover For You!

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(434) 528-4222

Randall J. Trost, P.C

Main Office
801 Main Street, 10th Floor
Lynchburg, VA 24504

Secondary Office
122 S Market St.
#B, Danville, VA 24541