Skolrood Law Firm Blog

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  • Motorcycle Season Is Almost Here, But Not All Drivers Are Ready for Bikers

    There are still a few weeks of winter left, but temperatures have already started rising throughout Virginia. And with spring just around the corner, many bikers have already brought their motorcycles out of storage and hit the state’s highways and scenic routes.

    When riding for the first time after a long winter, you should always check your motorcycle’s critical components, such as tires, brakes, and lights. You should also start off with an easy ride to re-acquaint yourself to getting around on two wheels. But unfortunately, there’s one risk factor of riding that you can’t control or minimize: the actions of other people on the road.

    Other drivers are always the biggest risk factor for motorcyclists. And even in the middle of summer when bikers are at their most prominent on Virginia’s roadways, too many drivers still fail to look for them or give them space. The issue is even worse in late winter and early spring when drivers haven’t needed to be on the lookout for bikers nearly as much as they do at other times of year.

    Thankfully, you CAN make yourself more difficult to overlook by taking these measures:

    • Wearing brightly colored riding gear
    • Wearing all the gear, all the time (that means helmet, riding jacket, pants, gloves, and boots)
    • Turning your headlights on, even during the day
    • Sticking to well-lit highways and roads
    • Avoiding riding at night and during inclement weather, such as rain or fog

    If you or someone you love is injured by a negligent driver this spring or any other time of year, our Roanoke motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help. Contact Skolrood Law Firm today for a free consultation.

  • Why You Need an Experienced Lawyer After a Truck Accident

    Truck accidents are stressful, painful, traumatic, disabling, and even potentially fatal. Although all auto accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries, truck accidents are unique because of the massive size disparity between semis and passenger vehicles. Even the largest pickup trucks and SUVs are minuscule compared to a fully-loaded tractor trailer, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds!

    If you or someone you love was recently hurt in a truck accident, you need two things right now: comprehensive medical care and an experienced legal team. And at Skolrood Law Firm, it’s our goal to provide the latter to you. Our Roanoke truck accident lawyers know the ins and outs of the trucking industry, including what truck drivers, owners, and companies can be held liable for after crashes.

    It’s important to get in touch with us right away after your truck accident. In addition to a statute of limitations that can expire and make you ineligible for compensation, you also run the risk of evidence disappearing if you wait too long. And finally, trucking companies, their insurers, and their lawyers almost always fight back against injury claims, and if you give them a big head start, it can be difficult to win your claim.

    When you call our firm, we’ll begin collecting evidence that shows you weren’t at fault and calculating how much money you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. And we won’t just consider what you’ve lost today—we’ll calculate how the crash will continue costing you years down the road. Call today for a free consultation.

  • We’ve Recovered Millions for Injured Virginians

    At Skolrood Law Firm, we know that injured victims are looking for many things when they contact a lawyer: honesty, dependability, attention to detail, open communication, and more. But because victims call lawyers when they need compensation, their biggest “want” is a lawyer who will get them the money they’re owed—and that’s exactly what we strive to do!

    Our Roanoke personal injury lawyers work hard to get our clients every penny they’re owed, and that shows in the results we’ve obtained. We’ve recovered multiple $1 million+ paydays for clients, including a $1.1 million verdict for a 65-year-old woman, a $1.7 million settlement for a 40-year-old man, and a $1.4 million settlement for a 49-year-old woman.

    In addition, we’ve won several $500,000+ settlements for people who suffered serious injuries. Those recoveries are unheard of from insurance companies unless they know victims have lawyers on their sides. Because insurers value their profits over the recoveries of victims and policyholders, they pay as little as possible. It’s not uncommon for victims to get offers that are 1/10th or less of what they’re actually owed!

    If you were recently injured through no fault of your own, never accept the insurance company’s offer without speaking to a lawyer first. There’s a good chance you’re owed significantly more, and with our legal team on your side, you can improve your chances of getting every penny. Contact us today for a free consultation. We’ll work hard to get you the money you need to recover.