Personal Injury

Unsure if You Have an Injury Claim? Contact Us for Free and With No Commitment.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we know that one of the biggest challenges injured victims face isn’t just getting compensation—it’s contacting a law firm in the first place.

If you were recently hurt in an accident, you may be worried that your claim isn’t worthwhile, or that you’ll spend an arm and a leg just talking to a lawyer about what happened. Or you may be worried that if you call a lawyer, you’re obligated to use them for your claim. However, our Roanoke personal injury lawyers have taken all of those worries into consideration.

When you contact us, you can tell us exactly what happened without worrying about hourly rates, invoices, or consultation fees. We’ll review the facts of your accident and give you our honest feedback on whether you have a case or not. And if you decide to not file a claim or want to work with another law firm, that’s no problem—you have no obligation to hire us after your case review.

We know the legal process can be intimidating, especially when you’re injured and you’ve never needed a lawyer before. You’re going through enough already, and the last thing you need is an expensive and difficult consultation from a law firm that only wants to make a quick buck off of you.

Our firm focuses on achieving full financial recoveries for our clients, and that means building their claims as fully and completely as possible. When you contact us and we decide to take your claim, you’ll get peace of mind knowing your financial recovery is in the hands of an experienced and accomplished personal injury firm.

Contact us today for your free case review. And remember, you’ll never see a single bill from us unless we get money for you!

Personal Injury

Why You Shouldn’t Immediately Accept the Insurance Company’s Offer After an Injury

Insurance policies exist to reduce the liability of individuals and businesses when accidents, injuries, and illnesses occur. If you get hurt through no fault of your own, an insurer may reach out to you and offer you a settlement. This can seem like a stroke of luck, especially if you’re facing big medical bills and weeks or months of lost paychecks.

But it’s important to remember that insurance companies rarely give victims full settlements out of the goodness of their hearts. When they offer settlements on their own accord, they usually do so to avoid paying even more money later on.

That means they’ve run the numbers themselves and they know that the victims are truly owed big money, and by offering a “lowball” settlement, they can avoid having to pay up. When victims accept settlements from insurance companies, they sign away their rights to future compensation. That means they can’t file a second claim or ask for more money.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we’ve seen many innocent victims get taken advantage of this way. It can be difficult to wait for more money when you need to pay bills right away, but the difference in a full settlement and a lowball settlement can be huge.

Don’t accept less money than you and your family deserve. Let the experienced Roanoke personal injury lawyers at Skolrood Law Firm work to get you maximum compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Personal Injury

Do You Really Need a Lawyer After an Injury That Wasn’t Your Fault?

When another person’s or party’s negligence causes you to suffer an injury, you may believe that the facts will stand for themselves. And those facts should be enough to get you compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. In other words, the at-fault party and their insurance company should quickly recognize who is at fault and pay you a fair settlement.

But it rarely works that way. Even when evidence is overwhelming and easy to understand, insurance companies are still in business to make money—not to pay fair settlements. That means that victims either get lowball settlement offers or have their claims denied outright. This can happen regardless of how much evidence you have in your favor.

Getting an experienced Roanoke personal injury lawyer on your side after an accident that wasn’t your fault is important for two reasons. First, it allows you a chance to focus on resting and recovering. Second, it shows the insurance company that you’re serious about getting the money you deserve.

Insurers divide claimants into two categories: those who have legal representation and those who don’t. The first group is often dismissed as being pushovers. They treat them poorly and give them the runaround when they try to get compensation.

The second group can be further divided into those who have experienced and aggressive lawyers and those who have lawyers that will buckle at the first sign of resistance. At Skolrood Law Firm, we don’t accept anything less than what our clients.

Contact us today for a free consultation and find out why we’ve been a successful law firm for more than 30 years.