Showing 19 posts by Justin K. Weeks.
Car accidents, unfortunately, are a common occurrence, and navigating the aftermath can be confusing and stressful. A vital part of this process involves understanding how car insurance works after an accident. More ›Share
When you enter a property, the property owner owes you a legal duty of care to protect you from dangerous and unsafe conditions. If you are injured in an attack while you are on the property which could have been prevented by adequate security measures, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the property owner. More ›Share
Although the tragedy of the Camp Lejeune toxic water contamination goes back decades, the current litigation is only in its earliest stages. Some claimants are starting to file administrative claims with JAG’s Tort Claims Units (which must be filed by August 2024 at the latest.) Others are in the 6 month waiting period after filing an administrative claim, and before filing a civil lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Those who have already filed a civil lawsuit in federal court are stalled in legal processes while the court tries to manage the huge caseload of over 1,000 Camp Lejeune cases to date. As far as we are aware, no settlements have been reached yet in the Camp Lejeune litigation. More ›Share
The Department of the Navy is offering an expedited resolution process for Camp Lejeune water contamination victims. While this may be a quicker way for injured victims to get compensation, it is not the best option for all claimants. More ›Share
Texting while driving is a huge concern for Delaware lawmakers and citizens. Every year, too many people are killed and seriously injured by distracted driving on our roads. More ›Share
Mass torts, class action, and multidistrict litigation are terms that are often heard but maybe not as often understood. We have put together some of the questions that we frequently hear in relation to mass torts to help you understand more about these lawsuits. More ›Share
In two high-profile negligent security cases recently filed in the Philadelphia courts, McDonald’s and Pat’s King of Steaks are being sued in connection with fatal attacks on their premises. We look at the legal issues in these cases. More ›Share
Camp Lejeune is a United States Marine Corps base located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. For decades, the base was contaminated with harmful chemicals that affected as many as one million servicemen and women, civilian staff, and their families who lived there. The situation remained unresolved for years, causing many people to suffer serious health problems, including cancers, birth defects, and neurological problems. Now, the victims of Camp Lejeune are taking legal action to bring those responsible for these atrocities to justice. More ›Share
The Camp Lejeune water contamination is a notorious and tragic event that has affected countless military personnel and their families. From 1953 to 1987, the drinking water at Camp Lejeune, a United States Marine Corps base, was contaminated with hazardous chemicals, including benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), and perchloroethylene (PCE). As a result, many people developed serious illnesses and cancers, leading to a wave of lawsuits and legal actions. More ›Share
The injuries sustained by victims of motorcycle accidents can range from minor wounds to fatalities. While a car or truck passenger has some protection in the vehicle and its safety features, a motorcyclist only has their helmet and protective gear. In an accident, a motorcyclist can be thrown or dragged without anything between their bodies and the road. This often leads to severe and life-changing injuries. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact one of our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys online or at 302.655.2599 to find out how we can help you. More ›Share
What is negligent security?
Negligent security is a form of premises liability. Property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors to the property. If a person is a victim of a violent crime on the property (such as robbery, rape, assault, or battery,) the property owner may be liable if they failed in their duty to keep the visitor safe from criminal activity. More ›Share
The death of a loved one is always a difficult and tragic event. If the death was caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, it can be even more devastating. If you have lost a family member in Delaware due to another person's negligence, you may be eligible to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. As with any lawsuit, there are procedures that must be followed, deadlines that must be met, and rules on who is entitled to file the claim. More ›Share
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 ›Share
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 ›Share
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 ›Share