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What are Common Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident?
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
How Do I Report an Injury to a Baby from Infant Formula?
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
Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Delaware?
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
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 ›Share
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 ›Share
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 2020. More ›Share
Five Things To Do After a Slip and Fall Accident
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
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 ›Share
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 ›Share
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 ›Share
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 ›Share
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 ›Share
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 ›Share
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit: FAQs
If you or your family were stationed at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between August 1953 and December 1987, you may be entitled to out-of-pocket health care costs and compensation for your pain and suffering. Click here for a free case evaluation. More ›Share
Three Dead in High-Speed Motorcycle Crash
Three people tragically died, and another was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on Monday night near New Castle, Delaware. This is the latest preventable tragedy in a series of motorcycle accidents in Delaware. More ›Share