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Steps to Take if You're Involved in a Car Accident While Traveling

Posted In Car Accidents

Car accidents are stressful, but being involved in one while you are out of town adds an extra layer of complexity and anxiety. On top of that, more accidents typically happen on Delaware roads during the Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends than any holiday. Whether you are traveling for business, pleasure, or visiting family this summer, understanding how to handle a car accident away from home is crucial. T More ›

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What Workers' Compensation Benefits are You Entitled to in Delaware?

In the unfortunate event that you are injured at work, it is crucial to understand the benefits you are entitled to under Delaware workers' compensation law, and how to access them. When you are dealing with an injury, mounting medical bills, and unpaid leave, you may need financial support without delay to be able to provide for yourself and your family. The workers' compensation attorneys at Morris James can help with this. More ›

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A Closer Look at Traffic Accidents in Delaware

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 ›

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Understanding Car Insurance After an Accident

Posted In Car Accidents

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 ›

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Texting While Driving - What Are The Rules in Delaware?

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 ›

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What Damages Can You Recover After a Pedestrian, Bike, or Golf Cart Accident?

Posted In Car Accidents

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 ›

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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 ›

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Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in Delaware?

Posted In Wrongful Death

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 ›

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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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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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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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Morris James Supports Veterans’ Outreach Program

Posted In Camp Lejeune

Morris James personal injury attorneys proudly support the Veterans’ Outreach organization and its efforts to respectfully honor and serve veterans. The program uses resources to support veterans with problems concerning but not limited to housing, utilities, auto repair, and life needs. 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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Susan D. Ament is a partner of the personal injury practice. She has more than 41 years of experience handling automobile and work-related accident claims. Susan represents clients …
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