Skolrood Law Firm Blog

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  • How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

    There are many stereotypes of lawyers, and many of them are rooted in television shows and movies. One of the most common stereotypes is that they’re extremely expensive and charge hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a single office visit. And while that stereotype is true for lawyers in some fields, it’s different for many lawyers who handle personal injury claims.

    People who need personal injury attorneys are often facing serious financial difficulties. That’s because they’ve just been injured and need expensive medical treatments. They’re also often too hurt to work, which means no paychecks over the coming weeks, months, or even years.

    Injured victims often don’t have the money to pay lawyer’s fees or consultation costs. That’s why many victims either accept what the insurance company offers them or pay their own costs out of pocket. But what many victims don’t realize is that most personal injury lawyers offer both free consultations AND they work on contingency fees.

    Contingency fees mean that they don’t charge for their services unless they win money for their clients. If there’s no settlement or victory in court, there’s no charge. This allows victims in even the direst of financial straits to still get legal representation on their side when they need compensation for their medical bills and lost wages.

    At Skolrood Law Firm, we’re proud to offer free consultations and no hourly rates, invoices, or bills unless we win money for victims like you. Contact our Roanoke personal injury lawyers today if you or someone you love was hurt because of another person’s negligence. We’ll fight to get you the money you deserve.

  • Can Nursing Home Residents File Their Own Abuse or Neglect Lawsuits?

    In many cases, nursing home residents who are abused or neglected by staff members or other facility employees rely on their loved ones to take action on their behalf.

    That’s because residents are often unable to physically, mentally, or emotionally handle the task of filing a lawsuit against the facility they live in. But that’s not always the case, and sometimes, residents who are perfectly capable of taking legal action are abused or neglected.

    One of the biggest challenges that residents face when it comes to filing claims against their own facilities is managing their own living situations. It can be extremely difficult to pursue compensation against a nursing home when a resident still lives there and in fact may have no options for moving elsewhere, especially if they are physically disabled.

    It’s important for residents who are abused or neglected to reach out to trusted family members and friends for help. Those trusted confidantes can then help the residents contact a lawyer and begin the process of searching for a new nursing home if necessary.

    At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke nursing home abuse lawyers are here to help regardless of victims’ situations. We know that not all abused and neglected residents have family members and friends who they can trust, and that’s why do everything we can to provide them with sensitive, confidential, and dedicated service from the moment they contact us.

    Whether you’re in a nursing home yourself or you know of someone who is being abused or neglected, it’s important to get legal help right away. Call our firm for a free consultation—we’re ready to begin protecting your rights.

  • Bad Outcome After Medical Treatment? Our Lawyers Can Investigate What Happened.

    There are no guarantees in medicine. What may be an extremely safe and minor procedure or treatment for 99% of people can be potentially fatal in a small minority of patients. Because of differences in human anatomy and biochemistry—not to mention the fact that medical providers are human and prone to errors—some patients experience bad outcomes after treatments that were supposed to make them feel better.

    Although medical malpractice claims usually come about because patients have bad outcomes, not all bad outcomes are considered medical malpractice. However, it’s still important for patients and their families to explore their options after bad outcomes. When all the facts are laid out and evidence is collected, sometimes medical malpractice becomes obvious—even when it initially seemed unlikely.

    At Skolrood Law Firm, we know that many people who are on the fence about getting a lawyer are reluctant to do so because they’re worried about how much it will cost. They’ve heard about law firms billing hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a single appointment that resulted in very little benefit for them. We understand this concern, and that’s why we offer free consultations for all potential clients.

    When you contact our firm, you won’t have to worry about getting an expensive invoice or paying an exorbitant hourly rate. Instead, you’ll be able to take your time and tell us exactly what happened. Then, our legal team will begin putting the pieces together and determining your best options moving forward, including whether we can pursue a medical malpractice claim on your behalf.

    Contact our Roanoke medical malpractice lawyers today for a free consultation.