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In the wake of a fatal crash on Milton-Ellendale Highway in Milton, Delaware, on December 15, our hearts ache. Our deepest condolences to all those impacted by this tragedy.
This incident serves as a somber reminder to prioritize responsible driving practices, promote empathy on the roads, and acknowledge the vulnerability that all drivers share. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Severe - or catastrophic - injuries are those that have life-changing and long-term consequences. Car accidents produce many types of these, including injuries to the head, spinal cord, internal organs, and extremities. Along with physical injuries, car accidents can produce severe psychological injuries as well, which are often just as debilitating. More ›Share
It is a sad fact of life that people are injured in car accidents every day on Delaware roads. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced that the number of fatalities on U.S. roads increased at a record pace in 2021. Estimates project that 31,720 people died in accidents on U.S. roadways in the first 9 months of 2021 alone. More ›Share
Unfortunately, a number of car accidents occur every day throughout the country. Whether it’s a fender bender on the highway caused by someone who was texting on their phone, or a collision resulting from someone speeding through a red light at a busy intersection, car accidents are an all-too-common occurrence. More ›Share
No one is prepared for a car accident and the impact it can have on your life. It can cause fear, pain, expense, and inconvenience. It also raises questions that you have never had to consider before, such as do you need a lawyer if you have been in a car accident or do you go it alone? More ›Share
If you have been involved in a car accident, you will have many questions. Should I hire a lawyer? What if I've been hurt? What if my car was totaled? Read our "Frequently Asked Questions" about car accidents for answers to these and many more. More ›Share
When a car and the vehicle in front of it collide, resulting in a rear-end accident, the prevailing wisdom is that the driver of the second vehicle is almost always at fault, as they had a duty to follow at a safe distance and—had they done so—could have presumably prevented the crash. While this is often the case, the presumption that the second driver is always to blame doesn't hold true for every rear-end accident. More ›Share