Personal Injury

Injured Because of Someone Else’s Negligence? You May Be Eligible for Compensation.

by Staff Blogger | September 5th, 2019

At Skolrood Law Firm, we’re dedicated to helping people who were hurt in auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and more. But we know that not all injuries caused by other people’s negligence fall into easily categorized areas. Our Roanoke personal injury lawyers have experience handling a wide variety of claims, and we know how to build strong cases that get innocent victims the results they want.

Getting a lawyer after an injury that wasn’t your fault may be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Insurance companies strongly resist paying victims the money they deserve for their medical bills and lost wages, and they’ll do everything in their power to reduce or deny your claim. But if you have an experienced law firm on your side, you can level the playing field.

Our legal team knows all the tactics that insurance companies use to get out of paying fair settlements. From convincing victims to admit fault and using their own words against them, to offering lowball settlements and even ignoring victims and hoping they’ll give up, we’ve seen and fought back against every trick in their book. When you call us, you’ll get a legal team that doesn’t take no for an answer and doesn’t play the insurance company’s games.

Don’t settle for just any law firm after an injury that wasn’t your fault, and don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you during this vulnerable time. Contact us today for a free consultation.

What Compensation Is Available for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims?

by Staff Blogger | June 6th, 2019

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often have devastating consequences for victims and their loved ones. People who suffer TBIs may experience a wide range of debilitating symptoms, including physical symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and impaired motor skills and coordination. They also may develop cognitive deficits, including impaired memory, judgment, and personality changes.

The challenges associated with TBIs can be significant for victims and their families. Their physical and mental impairments may make it impossible for them to work, and when they’re not earning the paychecks their loved ones depend on, it can be difficult for them to keep up with their bills and daily living expenses.

In addition, many TBI victims require frequent medical care and attention, with some needing around-the-clock supervision. Paying for those treatments without a steady income is often out of reach for many victims and their families.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke brain injury attorneys believe that victims shouldn’t have to pay for their own TBI-related expenses out of pocket. We also believe they should get maximum compensation for what they’ve gone through—especially when their injuries occurred due to someone else’s negligence. That’s why we fight to help victims get the money they need for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you love suffered a TBI, we want to hear from you. Contact us today to find out how we may be able to help your family.

What Types of Compensation Are Available to Victims of Medical Malpractice?

by Staff Blogger | May 23rd, 2019

When you get treated by a doctor, surgeon, or other healthcare professional, there’s always a chance you won’t get the results you and your medical provider hope for. But sometimes, poor outcomes are due to the negligence of providers before, during, and after administering treatment or performing procedures. When that happens, medical malpractice may have occurred.

Proving medical malpractice isn’t easy. It requires a thorough investigation into everything from the initial diagnosis and treatment protocol to drug prescriptions and surgical procedures. When there’s enough evidence to support that medical malpractice occurred, victims may be entitled to significant compensation for things like:

  • Medical bills—Medical malpractice often results in patients experiencing a significant worsening of their health, and it may even put their lives at risk. Victims who win medical malpractice claims may be compensated for their initial and subsequent medical costs.
  • Lost wages—Medical malpractice victims may be unable to work for longer than expected, or they may even become permanently disabled. When they file medical malpractice claims, they may get compensation to replace their lost wages.
  • Pain and suffering—Medical malpractice can cause patients to experience significant pain and trauma. They may lose their ability to enjoy hobbies and time spent with their families, and they may develop psychological conditions. Victims’ pain and suffering can and should be compensated.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we know how to build strong claims for victims when healthcare professionals fail to provide adequate care. If you suspect you or someone you love is a victim of medical malpractice, contact a Roanoke medical malpractice lawyer today for a free consultation.

The Insurance Company May Use Your Words and Actions Against You After a Crash

by Staff Blogger | May 16th, 2019

Insurance companies spend millions of dollars every year trying to convince the public that they have their best interests in mind. But ultimately, insurance companies want to maximize their profits—and that’s hard to accomplish when they’re paying fair settlements to accident victims.

If you were recently hurt in a crash, the insurance company will do its best to pay you as little as possible or even deny your claim altogether. To do that, it will compile evidence against you, and some of that evidence may include your own statements about the crash and your injuries.

To protect yourself and your rights to compensation, it’s important to keep the following rules of thumb in mind in the days, weeks, and months after your crash:

  • Don’t talk about your accident on social media—When you file a compensation claim, an official record of what happened during the crash will be created. If any of your statements, including ones on social media, are contrary to that report, your claim could be jeopardized.
  • Don’t prematurely admit fault for the accident—Auto accidents are often traumatic and confusing. It can be difficult to remember what happened, and you may believe you were fully or partially at fault. If you admit fault, you may be unable to get compensation, even if evidence later disproves that.

Contacting an experienced Roanoke auto accident lawyer right away after the crash can help you focus on recovering and avoid the worries and hassles associated with the insurance company and its team of adjusters. Call Skolrood Law Firm today for a free consultation.

What Should You Do if You’re Involved in a Big Truck Accident?

by Staff Blogger | May 9th, 2019

Statistically, accidents involving semi trucks are more likely to cause serious injuries than accidents involving cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs. In addition, big truck accidents are more legally complex, as multiple parties may be liable, including truck drivers, truck companies, and truck owners.

It’s important to take the right steps after a tractor-trailer accident to protect your health and your rights to compensation. Those steps include the following actions:

  • Get medical attention—Injuries are common after semi-truck accidents, but they’re not always obvious. Getting evaluated and treated by a doctor can rule out or find internal injuries, while also creating an official record of your accident-related injuries.
  • Get a lawyer—Because multiple parties may be held liable for a single truck accident, it’s important to have experienced legal representation on your side from the beginning. Truck accidents are legally complex, but a Roanoke truck accident attorney is here to help.
  • Avoid social media—Truck companies and their insurance providers often push back hard against injury claims. They will go to great lengths to avoid paying victims the compensation they deserve, and that includes looking at victims’ social media for incriminating statements.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we know what you’re going through after a truck accident, and we want to help. Trust our experience and our track record of success in dealing with truck accident claims. Call today for a free consultation.

You Shouldn’t Have to Pay Out of Pocket for an Injury That Wasn’t Your Fault

by Staff Blogger | February 21st, 2019

Your health and ability to earn a living for your family are vital to your life and even your identity. When they get temporarily or permanently taken away because of someone else’s negligence, you should get full compensation for your losses.

Unfortunately, many accident victims end up paying for their medical bills out of their own pockets—and that can be difficult when they’re too hurt to work. At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke personal injury lawyers fight to prevent that from happening.

We know what it takes to build strong claims that increase victims’ chances of getting maximum compensation. When you choose us to handle your claim, we’ll stay ahead of the insurance company by taking the following steps:

  • Collecting evidence that proves you weren’t at fault—Whether you were hurt in an auto accident, truck accident, work accident, motorcycle accident, or any other accident, we can collect evidence that leaves no doubt about who or what caused your injuries.
  • Negotiating to get you a fair settlement—Insurance companies earn big profits year after year by reducing or denying claims. We won’t let adjusters take advantage of you—instead, we’ll negotiate to get you the compensation you deserve.

In addition, we’ll handle all communication with the insurance company from the day we take on your claim. That’s one less thing you’ll have to worry about as you focus on getting better. Don’t risk missing out on the financial recovery you’re entitled to receive—contact us today for a free consultation.

Injuries Are Often Expensive. A Lawyer Wants to Help You Get Compensation.

by Staff Blogger | December 6th, 2018

Suffering an injury because of another person’s negligence isn’t just painful and stressful—it can also be extremely expensive. Medical bills are huge financial drains for families, and the more severe your injury is, the more you may have to pay to get it treated.

In addition, your injury may leave you unable to work for weeks or even months. Without the paychecks your family depends on, your savings, credit cards, and other finances may take a serious hit.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke personal injury attorneys fight for the rights of people who were hurt through no fault of their own. Innocent victims like you shouldn’t have to front the cost of your own treatments when someone else caused your injury, and you shouldn’t have to suffer financially because you’re too hurt to go to work.

Our legal team knows personal injury claims, and we know what it takes to win. From gathering evidence and proving the other party was at fault, to calculating your accident-related expenses and negotiating with the insurance company, we’re ready to handle all aspects of your case.

You have enough on your plate already—you should be focused on getting better, getting back to work, and spending time with your family. You shouldn’t have to spend your days collecting and filling out paperwork and playing phone tag with the insurance company. Leave those details up to us while you rest and recover.

Call today for a free consultation.

Injured Because of Someone Else’s Negligence? Contact a Lawyer.

by Staff Blogger | August 23rd, 2018

Suffering a serious injury can have devastating effects on your life. In addition to causing you to experience pain and reduced quality of life, your injury also may make it difficult or impossible for you to work. And when you’re already facing expensive medical bills, you and your loved ones may experience significant financial hardship.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke personal injury lawyers believe that victims shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for injuries that weren’t their fault. Whether you were hurt in an auto accident, a motorcycle accident, a truck accident, or during a medical procedure, you can count on us to give you the legal representation, advice, and advocacy you deserve.

It’s important to have an experienced law firm on your side when you pursue compensation for a personal injury claim. That’s because insurance companies are almost always reluctant to pay claims to victims. Big insurers make huge profits year after year, and those profits are due to them finding ways to reduce or deny valid claims from people like you.

With an attorney working on your behalf, the insurance company will know that it can’t easily give you the runaround or give you a “lowball” settlement that isn’t enough to cover even a fraction of your accident-related expenses. In addition, you’ll also get peace of mind knowing that the current and future costs related to your injuries have been calculated and presented to the insurance company. That means you won’t find yourself in need of more money just weeks or months after receiving your settlement check.

Call us today for a free consultation and to get the help you deserve.

The Best Form of Advertising for Personal Injury Lawyers

by Staff Blogger | May 18th, 2017

Back in the day, phone book ads were the way to go for any local business. If you were going to be successful, you had to have an ad in “the book.” Otherwise, how would anyone know who you were or how to get in touch with you? With the advent of technology, that necessity has been replaced with websites, social media ads, and email campaigns, but the idea remains. If you own a business, you need to let people know about it.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we do a fair amount of advertising on television, online, and even billboards here and there. We get a lot of clients through these marketing channels, but we wouldn’t say they are our most meaningful method of securing new clients. That honor goes to client referrals, and over the years, we’ve received quite a few.

We love referrals for two reasons. From a practical standpoint, they don’t cost anything. But more important, they speak directly to our effectiveness as personal injury lawyers in Roanoke. When we get a referral, it means we did such a great job with a previous client that they recommended us to someone they care about. That’s high praise for any business, and we’re grateful for every one we get.

If you’ve been injured, call a law firm whose past results speak for themselves. Contact our experienced Roanoke personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation. We’re ready to help.

A Demand for Something Due

by Staff Blogger | February 9th, 2017

So, you find yourself filing a personal injury claim. What is a claim anyway? Well, the definition is pretty revealing. According to Merriam-Webster, a claim is “a demand for something due” or “a right to something.” As an accident victim, you may be due certain compensation for what you’ve been through, and you have a right to go after it.

That’s where we come in. At Skolrood Law firm, we fight to get our clients what they are due. For many past clients, that has meant thousands, even millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. For example, we secured a $1,136,000 verdict for a woman who suffered multiple arm fractures and a $1,700,000 verdict for a man who suffered a leg injury. These astonishing results demonstrate our experience in maximizing injury claims, and we’re ready to do the same for you.

If you’ve been injured, call our experienced Roanoke personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll review your case at no cost or obligation to you. If we take your case, we’ll do so on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t pay any fees unless we win money for you. Getting the money you deserve starts with a single phone call. Contact us today.