Showing 10 posts from 2018.
What to Do if a Child Was Injured in a Car Accident
Children are particularly vulnerable to injury in the event of an accident. Learn about common child car crash injuries and how to seek help for them here. More ›Share
Delaware Car Accident Statistics
Car accidents are a common occurrence in Delaware. These statistics give you an idea of the scope of the problem, and tell you how to seek help for injuries. More ›Share
DE Wrongful Death Statistics
Wrongful death cases are more common than most people realize. Learn facts and statistics about wrongful death cases, both in Delaware and across the U.S. More ›Share
What are "damages"?
Money paid to anyone injured (or damaged) in an accident is commonly referred to as “damages.” A motor vehicle accident often results in various forms of damage to an individual. Your claim for money damages may include some or all of the following forms of damages: More ›Share
How is an award or settlement determined in a personal injury case?
If you were injured in an accident, you may be facing unforeseen medical bills, and a long and painful physical, mental, and emotional recovery. Under the circumstances, it is understandable that you have questions about whether you can be compensated for your injuries and, if so, how much of a settlement offer can you expect. However, in all the years the members of our firm have worked in injury law, we've learned that personal injury cases can be as different as the parties involved, which makes it difficult to say how much you could stand to be compensated without first meeting with you to discuss your case. Fortunately, learning more about settlements and the types of damages you can seek can provide valuable insight to accident victims who seek a legal remedy. More ›Share
What is Gap Insurance?
One of the most frustrating circumstances is when your car is totaled and the amount owed on your car is greater than the fair market value of your car. The total loss value is paid directly to the finance company, you have no car, and you still owe money on your wrecked car – which is now in the junkyard. This situation can be avoided by obtaining gap insurance at the time of purchasing your vehicle. Gap insurance will literally pay for the “gap” that exists between the fair market value of your car and the amount owed to the finance company.Share
How much is my claim worth?
The value of any type of personal injury case involves a variety of factors, including: the type of injury; the frequency of treatment; the length of time the effects of the injury last (any permanent effects?); the impact on the injured person’s activities of daily living; the prior medical history of the injured person; and whether medical expenses and lost wages may be claimed in the case. Taking into consideration all of these factors, the overall value of a case is based upon what juries have awarded in similar prior cases. More ›Share
What if my accident was caused by someone with no insurance?
If there is uninsured motorist (“UM”) coverage available, you will have a claim. Under Delaware law, uninsured motorist coverage applies in four situations: More ›Share
Can I recover damages if I wasn’t wearing a seat belt?
There's no question that seat belts are life-saving safety devices. In fact, seat belt use saved an estimated 14,668 lives in 2016 alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Research has shown, time and time again, that wearing a seat belt is one of the most effective ways to prevent serious accident-related injuries and deaths. More ›Share
What should I keep in my vehicle in case I'm in an accident?
Most people don't expect to be involved in an auto accident while going about their daily business, despite the fact that car crashes are far from rare. In fact, more than 37,000 people are killed—and an additional 2.35 million are injured—in auto accidents each year in the United States, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT). More ›Share