Personal Injury

Injured? There’s No Risk in Contacting Our Law Firm.

If you were recently injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be thinking of hiring a lawyer, but you also may be worried about how much it will cost. As Roanoke personal injury lawyers, we have friends in many other areas of law, and we know that their services can be expensive—even for a simple consultation. But we work differently.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we never charge for our consultations. There’s no fee, invoice, or hourly rate to get in touch with our legal team, tell us what happened, and discuss your next steps towards getting compensation. You have enough to worry about financially from your injury, and the last thing you need is an expensive bill from us just to tell us about your accident.

Second, we don’t charge unless we get money for you. That means that if you decide to hire our firm to represent your claim, you still won’t see any bills from us unless we settle or win your claim. Altogether, that means there’s zero financial risk for you to get in touch with us or to even let our attorneys begin building your claim.

We also work hard to make ourselves as available to our clients as possible. We’re available to take your calls 24/7, and if you’re injured at home or in the hospital and can’t get out to see us, we’ll come to you to discuss your case.

Ready to experience the difference that Skolrood Law Firm provides injured victims throughout Virginia? Contact us today for your free initial consultation.

Personal Injury

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help After an Injury

It’s true that many people are able to get compensation for accidents and injuries that weren’t their fault by filing insurance claims, whether it’s through their own coverage or the coverage of the people who injured them. But that’s not something you should count on—and even if you do get compensation, there’s no guarantee it will be enough money to cover all of your expenses.

Hiring a lawyer to help with something you can do on your own may seem unnecessary, but it can be one of the most important steps you take after an injury. Here’s why:

  • A lawyer can help you get more respect from the insurance company.

Insurance companies take notice when victims have lawyers representing them. They know they can’t get away with offering lowball settlements or denying victims’ claims outright as easily as they do when they don’t have legal representation.

  • A lawyer can help you get more money.

It’s not always easy to calculate how much money an accident will cost you. You can add up your medical bills and lost wages, but that’s often just the tip of the iceberg. Your accident may keep costing you years into the future, and an experienced lawyer can calculate those costs and demand you get paid for them.

  • A lawyer can give you peace of mind.

When you hire a lawyer, the insurance company can’t contact you anymore. Instead, they have to go through your lawyer. That, plus knowing your claim is being handled by professionals, can make it easier for you to sit back, relax, and focus on getting better.

After an accident that wasn’t your fault, get an experienced Roanoke personal injury lawyer on your side. Contact Skolrood Law Firm today for a free consultation.

Personal Injury

What to Look for in a Personal Injury Law Firm

If you were recently injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be looking for a law firm to help you get compensation. Everywhere you look, there’s a personal injury law firm advertising its services. And while it may seem like a good thing that there are so many law firms available to take your claim, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of choices you have.

When it’s time to choose a personal injury law firm, there are a few things you should consider:

  • How much experience do they have?

Every firm has to start somewhere, but do you want a new firm that hasn’t “seen it all” to handle your claim? Few personal injury claims are straightforward, and winning requires experience.

  • Do they understand state laws?

Virginia’s pure contributory negligence law makes it tough to get compensation if you’re blamed even 1% for your accident or injury. Firms that only dabble in personal injury claims or that are based in other states may not be familiar with Virginia’s unique law.

  • Will they make your case a priority?

Many law firms see new clients as nothing more than dollar signs. And the instant those new clients become an inconvenience to them, they stop prioritizing their cases and may even stop talking to them. Get a firm that will go out of its way to help you.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we’re a local Virginia firm with 30+ years of experience. We know it’s difficult for injured victims to get out after injuries, and that’s why we come to them, whether they’re at home or in the hospital.

After an injury that wasn’t your fault, contact our Roanoke personal injury lawyers for a free consultation.