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A negligent security claim is a type of premises liability claim. Premises liability laws vary slightly from state to state, but generally categorize visitors to a property into three groups: invitee, licensee, and trespasser. In this article, we look at the different types of visitor to a property and how that affects a property owner’s liability in a negligent security lawsuit. More ›Share
Every year, the Delaware State Police publish an Annual Traffic Statistical Report which provides details about the accidents, drivers, vehicles, conditions, causes, and other relevant information from across the state for the preceding year. In this article, the Morris James car accident attorneys take a closer look at the traffic accident statistics for Delaware for 2022, and what we can learn from them. More ›Share
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
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
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
At Morris James, our auto accident lawyers see many car and truck accidents, but motor vehicle accidents are not the only accidents that happen on Delaware roads and trails. We have a large number of pedestrians, cyclists, and golf cart users in our communities who are at risk of accidents, often involving bigger vehicles. Along our beautiful coastal areas in the summer, you will see many people out walking, running, or leaving the car at home and opting to use their bikes or golf carts to get to the beach or coffee shop. When these road users are involved in an accident with a larger vehicle, they can be seriously injured because they do not have the same protections as occupants of cars, trucks, and SUVs. 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
Baby formula has sadly made headlines in recent years as a result of shortages, plant closures, contamination, and lawsuits. A major infant formula class action lawsuit is ongoing against manufacturers Enfamil and Similac for their negligent failure to warn consumers and caregivers that their cow’s milk-based infant formulas could cause necrotizing enterocolitis (N.E.C.) in babies, particularly premature infants. Infants who develop N.E.C. can suffer severe, long-term, and sometimes fatal complications. You can find out more about this litigation here. 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
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 2020. More ›Share
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 ›Share