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What to do if you are injured in a rideshare accident such as Uber and Lyft

Rideshare accidents bring up difficult questions of insurance coverage, fault, and legal responsibility. Unfortunately, injured victims of a rideshare accident often find themselves in the middle of a legal mess as well as dealing with their physical injuries and emotional trauma. Many states, including Delaware, have introduced new laws to try to clarify the law and protect injured victims. If you have been injured in a rideshare accident, it is important to get legal advice to ensure that your legal rights and entitlements are protected. More ›

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Rideshare Accident FAQs

What is a rideshare?

A rideshare is an arrangement similar to a taxi where passengers request a ride for a fee, usually via a website or app, and the driver uses their private vehicle for the trip. Unlike most taxis, however, rideshares cannot be hailed from the street, and the driver is not an employee driving a taxi company vehicle therefore different laws apply. Lyft and Uber are popular rideshare companies in the U.S.  More ›

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How To Prove Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury Claims

Medical malpractice claims are complex and contentious. On the plaintiff's side, there is a suffering victim or family who has put their trust in medical professionals only to suffer painful, traumatic, and sometimes life-changing consequences. On the other side is a healthcare provider or healthcare system fighting for their reputation and perhaps their livelihood. The stakes are high, and it is essential to be able to present a strong, evidence-backed case.  More ›

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What Kinds of Evidence Do You Need in a Trucking Accident Case?

Trucking accidents are a common occurrence on America's roads, causing serious injuries, property damage, and loss of life. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,965 people were killed and approximately 146,930 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks in 2020More ›

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Compensation Available in Birth Injury Cases

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Giving birth is a momentous occasion for any parent, but when something goes wrong, it can be devastating. When a child suffers a birth injury, there are significant practical and emotional challenges. If that injury is a result of the negligence of your doctor, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare provider, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses, past, and future, as well as your physical and emotional suffering. More ›

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Ten of the Largest Medical Malpractice Verdicts of 2022

2022 saw record-setting medical malpractice verdicts across the country. Juries have seen the pain and suffering caused by negligent healthcare providers, and are compensating innocent victims for both their financial and non-financial harm.

This list only includes cases that went to trial and highlights some of the largest medical malpractice verdicts from 2022. The majority of medical negligence cases are settled out of court, but the terms and settlement amounts are confidential and could not be included here. However, the medical malpractice attorneys at Morris James can guide you on the relevant factors in your case that could affect your right to compensation. Contact our experienced medical malpractice lawyers online or call us at 302.655.2599 for a free, no-obligation consultation. More ›

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Five Things To Do After a Slip and Fall Accident

Posted In Slip and Fall

A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere, anytime. Many hazardous conditions can lead to dangerously slippery surfaces and a fall - wet leaves gathering in an entranceway, ice in a parking lot, a wet floor at the gym, spilled food on a restaurant floor, or an oily service station forecourt. Typically, a property owner will carry insurance that provides coverage when someone is injured on their property. Sometimes, a person falls because a hazardous condition has been created or ignored by a property owner, landlord, or manager. When that happens, the injured victim may be entitled to bring a legal claim for compensation for their injuries.  More ›

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What Compensation Can I Get if I am Hit While Walking or on a Bike or Golf Cart?

In 2021, more pedestrians and cyclists were killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. than in any previous year, with 7,342 pedestrian deaths. The injuries that you might sustain if you are hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian, cyclist, or golf cart user can be catastrophic and life-changing. Many victims face physical and emotional trauma, medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. Some families are faced with the loss of their loved one. The law protects innocent victims of road accidents and makes at fault drivers legally and financially liable. More ›

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents. Who is at Fault?

In the first 10 months of 2022, 18 motorcyclists died in accidents on Delaware roads. The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), which has recorded details of fatal accidents in the U.S. since 1975, reported more motorcycle fatalities in 2020 in the U.S. than in any other year since FARS began with 5,579 motorcyclist deaths. More ›

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Does Delaware have Laws about Dog Bites or Dangerous Dogs?

Delaware has detailed laws about proper restraint of a dog, an owner’s liability for dog attacks, and dangerous dogs. This article focuses on the statewide regulations, however, there may also be local, county, and municipal rules to consider in your area. It is important for dog owners to understand their responsibilities and potential liabilities as dog owners. It is also important for people who have been injured in a dog attack to understand their rights as a victim, and how the law can help them to obtain justice and compensation for their injuries. More ›

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Serious Injuries FAQs

Serious or catastrophic injuries have long-lasting and life-changing consequences for victims. If you or your loved one has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury, you may have questions about what is next. More ›

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Do I Have to Report a Boating Accident in Delaware?

Boating accidents are unfortunately common in Delaware, particularly in the summer season when visitors come from across the state and the country to enjoy our waterways. In 2021, there were 17 reported boating accidents in Delaware, involving 28 vessels, 5 injuries, and 2 fatalities. More ›

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Brachial Plexus Injuries FAQs

Brachial plexus injuries in infants are most commonly caused by trauma to the neck as it stretches away from the shoulders during birth. Unfortunately, these injuries can occur during the delivery of a baby and because of a physician’s medical malpractice. Though brachial plexus injuries are rare at birth, and while many brachial plexus injuries can heal on their own, a permanent brachial plexus injury can be devastating to the baby and his or her family members. This article discusses brachial plexus injuries and medical malpractice claims involving brachial plexus injuries caused at birth. More ›

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You’ve Been Hit By a Car While Walking or Riding - What Should You Do?

Delaware is one of the deadliest states in the country for pedestrians, according to a recent study of federal data. It ranks as the fifth most dangerous state for pedestrians, and statistics show that the number of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities have nearly doubled in Delaware in the past decade. In the summer months, we have even more people on our roads as locals and visitors enjoy our beautiful state and weather, and many are biking, walking, running, or in golf carts on Delaware roads. Unfortunately, some of these people are involved in accidents with cars or other vehicles which can lead to serious injury and property damage. More ›

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Failure to Diagnose Cauda Equina Syndrome FAQs

Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a rare neurologic condition, but trained medical providers are required to understand the signs and symptoms associated with this medical emergency so that a timely diagnosis can be made. Unfortunately, when medical professionals fail to diagnose CES, or fail to make a timely diagnosis, a patient can suffer permanent, catastrophic injuries. When medical professionals fail to appropriately diagnose CES, they may be liable for medical malpractice. More ›

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