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When should you hire a lawyer for a car accident?

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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 ›

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Car Accident FAQs

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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 ›

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Is the driver of the rear vehicle always at fault in a rear-end car accident case?

Posted In Car Accidents, FAQs

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 ›

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What if my car accident was caused by a drowsy driver?

Posted In Car Accidents

Life is busy and, as a result, many are burning the proverbial candle at both ends. Though driving while tired may not seem on par with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, research shows it can have the same impairing effects. Drugged, drowsy, and drunk drivers all experience slowed reactions, decreased focus, and impaired judgment and decision-making ability. More ›

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What to Do After Being Injured in a Work Vehicle

Have you been injured in a work vehicle? What rights do you have as an injured employee, and what compensation are you entitled to? The boundaries between work and personal life are becoming increasingly blurrier, so it's essential to understand the rights you have if you're injured in a work car accident. 

In this guide, we'll discuss what to do if you're injured in a work vehicle, how to determine who is responsible and what the difference is between workers' comp and a personal injury lawsuit. More ›

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Photos to Take After an Accident

If you are in a car accident, you may want to gather evidence to support a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Photos can be one of the best ways to document the scene of an accident, providing you with solid visual proof of what happened during and afterward. But what photos should you take to document the accident? What visual evidence should you gather to best support your case? More ›

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What to Do If You Suspect the Person Who Hit You Is Drunk

Drunk driving continues to be a serious problem in the United States. In 2016, police arrested over one million Americans for drunk driving. That is only 1% of the 111 million self-reported incidences of drunk driving. Just over 10,800 people died in alcohol-related crashes in 2017. More ›

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10 Mistakes People Make After a Car Accident in Delaware

Car accidents can leave victims shaken, confused or in shock. Despite having just gone through an incredibly jarring experience, crash victims must be particularly careful of what they say and do after an accident, as their behavior will be thoroughly dissected by insurance adjusters and defense attorneys. Learning what not to do after a Delaware car accident can help car crash victims avoid common mistakes that could damage their personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. Let's review 10 common mistakes you should avoid after a car accident. More ›

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Reporting a Car Crash in Wilmington Delaware

Posted In Car Accidents

Reporting a car crash to the police and the insurance company protects you and bolsters the integrity of any related insurance claim or lawsuit you might file. More ›

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How do I obtain a car accident police report in Delaware?

Posted In Car Accidents

When police are summoned to a car crash, the responding officer talks to those involved, surveys the scene, and completes an accident report. This report usually contains the opinions of the investigating officer, as well as detailed information about the accident, including: More ›

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What Is Comparative Negligence?

Posted In Car Accidents

Comparative negligence is a legal doctrine that can be used to the advantage of both the plaintiff and defendant in personal injury cases. The law allows potential plaintiffs to file a personal injury lawsuit and pursue compensation for damages—even if they were partially at fault for their injuries—but may also be deployed by the defense in a bid to reduce their financial responsibility to the victim. Thus, comparative negligence can either be seen as a saving grace or a wrench thrown into the works, depending on your culpability in the accident that caused your injuries. More ›

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What about my car and my property damage?

Your property damage claim can be presented to either your insurance carrier (if you have collision coverage) OR to the insurance carrier of the party responsible for causing the accident. You decide which insurance carrier you prefer to handle your property damage claim. Whichever insurance carrier handles the claim will arrange for an estimate of the damage to your car. Typically, if the estimate of repair is 80% or less than the total value of the car, the repairs will be made. More ›

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What if there is a death from an accident?

When a person loses their life as the result of someone else’s fault, Delaware law allows for the filing of a wrongful death claim. There are two parts of the claim. The first part is called a “survival” action. This type of action allows the decedent’s estate to make a claim for the decedent’s pain and suffering (but only if there was conscious pain and suffering before death), medical bills, lost wages, and funeral expenses.  Damages paid to the estate will flow through to the beneficiaries of the estate. The second part of the claim is brought under Delaware’s Wrongful Death Statute. This statute allows for compensation to certain members of the decedent’s family. More ›

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What to Do if a Child Was Injured in a Car Accident

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Children are particularly vulnerable to injury in the event of an accident. Learn about common child car crash injuries and how to seek help for them here. More ›

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Delaware Car Accident Statistics

Posted In Car Accidents

Car accidents are a common occurrence in Delaware. These statistics give you an idea of the scope of the problem, and tell you how to seek help for injuries. More ›

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