Wrongful Death

Don’t Trust Just Any Law Firm with Your Family’s Wrongful Death Claim

Wrongful death claims are among the most difficult to handle from all perspectives. It can be extremely difficult emotionally for families to pick up the phone and call lawyers to represent them after a sudden death, as doing so means confronting the reality of what happened over and over again. It can also be difficult for families to give their lawyers the trust and full information needed to build their legal claims.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we’ve built many wrongful death claims for families whose loved ones died because of others’ negligence. We know that these claims are often emotionally charged, and surviving family members often struggle with the process. For many families, even getting settlement checks can be an emotional experience, as the money represents what they lost rather than what they’ve gained.

There are many law firms that handle wrongful death claims, but few handle them with the sensitivity and empathy they deserve. Our Roanoke wrongful death attorneys work hard to protect our clients from the difficulties associated with these claims. We battle the at-fault party, their legal representation, and the insurance company so our clients don’t have to.

If you recently lost a loved one and believe you may have a wrongful death claim, we want to hear from you. We’ll review the facts of what happened to let you know if you have a case, and if you do, you can count on us to build your claim with compassion and understanding every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Wrongful Death

You Have Two Years to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Virginia

After losing a loved one suddenly and unexpectedly, the last thing most families want to do is deal with the legal system, insurance companies, and lawyers. They need time to grieve and try to get their lives back to some degree of normalcy. But they also often face major financial struggles, especially if their deceased loved ones were the primary income earners for their households.

Thankfully, families have time to file wrongful death lawsuits in Virginia. The state gives families up to two years after the dates of their loved ones’ deaths to bring legal action against the people or parties whose negligence may have contributed to or caused their deaths. After two years have passed, families can no longer file wrongful death lawsuits.

Although two years may seem like a generous amount of time, it can pass more quickly than you think. In addition, waiting many months or even over a year can make it more difficult for families to win their claims. That’s because evidence is more difficult to find and witnesses may be more difficult to track down as weeks turn into months and months become a year or longer after the death occurred.

If your family recently lost a loved one because of others’ negligence, Skolrood Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact our Roanoke wrongful death lawyers today for a free consultation. We’ll build your claim with the sensitivity, compassion, and dedication it deserves.

Wrongful Death

We Build Wrongful Death Claims with Sensitivity and Respect

At Skolrood Law Firm, we know that families who file wrongful death claims want compensation just like families who file personal injury claims. But that’s where the similarities between these two types of claims end, on a personal level.

Wrongful death claims are often significantly more difficult from an emotional standpoint, and it can be a struggle for many families to even reach out to lawyers in the first place when they’re grieving their losses. Our Roanoke wrongful death attorneys understand the incredibly sensitive nature of wrongful death claims and why they must be treated with extreme care throughout the legal process.

When you contact us about the loss of your loved one, we’ll make it our goal to not only get your family full compensation, but to also be a source of strength and comfort. When insurance companies fight back against wrongful death claims, it can mean that surviving loved ones must revisit the accident, injury, or illness that caused the death—often many times over.

But with our legal team on your side, you’ll have the freedom to grieve privately and at your own pace. All communication with the insurance company will go through us, and we’ll be the ones in charge of collecting, analyzing, and presenting evidence. Your only job during this difficult process will be to honor your loved one’s memory and to push forward as best you can.

Our wrongful death lawyers are here to help anytime you need us. Contact Skolrood Law Firm today for a free consultation.