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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
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
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
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
What Damages Should You Get After a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accidents can result in serious, life-altering injuries and property damage. Injured motorcyclists or their passengers may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries and losses from their own insurance company, from the at-fault driver or their insurer, or from another at-fault party. But sometimes injured motorcyclists are forced to negotiate with their own insurer or other parties, or even bring a legal claim, to ensure that they are fully compensated for all of their eligible losses. More ›Share
10 Things To Do After a Motorcycle Accident
If you are involved in an accident with a motorcycle, either as a motorcyclist, a passenger or the driver or another vehicle, there are certain things you should know to keep yourself and others safe, to comply with the law, and to safeguard your rights. More ›Share
Motorcycle & Ebike Accident FAQs
The most common cause of a crash between a car and a motorcycle is driver negligence. Vehicle drivers often fail to exercise appropriate care on the roads and pay attention to motorcyclists who are less visible and more vulnerable on the roads. Find out what steps you should take if you have been involved in an accident. More ›Share
Is motorcycle lane splitting legal in Delaware?
Maneuvering one's motorcycle between slow-moving lanes of traffic, commonly known as lane splitting, is a popular practice among motorcyclists. However, while lane splitting is only explicitly legal in California, most states—including Delaware—don't address the issue at all in their code of regulations, making the practice technically legal by default. According to one U.C. Berkeley study, lane splitting is a factor in nearly one-fifth of all motorcycle accidents. More ›Share
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 ›Share
What do I do at the scene of a motorcycle accident?
Motorcycle accidents can have serious physical and financial consequences for motorcyclists. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else's negligence on the road, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other damages. More ›Share
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 ›Share
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 ›Share