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.