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.

Wrongful Death

We Want to Help with Your Family’s Wrongful Death Claim

Losing a loved one can forever change a family. Not only are they grieving the person they lost, but they’re also hurting financially because they can no longer rely on that income. These challenges can be even more difficult to accept when the loved one’s death was preventable and caused by someone else’s negligence.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke wrongful death lawyers work hard to help grieving families get fair settlements for their losses. There are so many damages that can and should be compensated after wrongful deaths, including:

  • Medical bills: Many families are billed for expensive surgical procedures and other attempts at life-saving treatments after their loved ones die. Even with health insurance, these procedures may be more than they can afford.
  • Lost wages: When a loved one dies, their current and future income is gone forever. That includes potential promotions and increases in pay due to career advancement. Their families are often left struggling to make ends meet, especially if the deceased was the primary or sole income-earner.
  • Pain and suffering: There are few things more painful than losing a loved one. When we build damages claims for our clients, we demand that insurance companies take their psychological losses into consideration and adequately compensate them for what they’re going through.

You don’t have to go it alone after a loved one’s wrongful death. Contact us today for a free consultation. We want to help you move forward with your life in any way we can.

Wrongful Death

When Injured Victims Die, Their Injury Claims Can Turn into Wrongful Death Claims

Not all fatal accidents and injuries are fatal right away for victims. Sometimes, victims suffer from injuries that result in serious and life-threatening complications that can take days, weeks, or even months to worsen and put their lives at risk.

In these cases, victims and their families may already have consulted with lawyers to begin the process of filing personal injury claims. However, when victims die as a result of their injuries, their claims can and should change to wrongful death claims. The type of compensation that surviving family members can receive from wrongful death claims is different than from injury claims, and it can often result in more money.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke wrongful death lawyers can build both injury claims and wrongful death claims. We know that both types of claims can be stressful and traumatic, but losing a loved one is devastating. If your loved one passes away while we’re in the process of building an injury claim for them and your family, we’ll handle the transition with sensitivity and care.

And because you’ll already be working with an experienced law firm, you won’t have to start all over. Instead, many aspects of your loved one’s injury claim will roll over into their wrongful death claim, including evidence showing who is at fault, compensation for medical bills, and more.

Contact us today after an injury that wasn’t your fault or if your loved one died as a result of someone else’s negligence. It’s our goal to get you the money your family is owed.