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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
While some law firms handle cases from a broad range of seemingly unrelated practice areas, the Morris James Personal Injury Group offers a more focused approach, helping those who were harmed by another party's negligent actions pursue compensation for their injuries via civil lawsuits. The skilled legal team with the Morris James Personal Injury Group boasts more than 80 years of combined experience in personal injury law and is adept at litigating personal injury cases, including wrongful death, auto accident, workers' compensation, dog bite, product liability, and slip-and-fall claims. More ›Share
It's not uncommon for prospective clients to ask if filing a personal injury lawsuit means that they'll have to appear in court. It's understandable; the thought of having to testify in front of a judge and jury can be intimidating—particularly for those with no prior experience in a courtroom. Fortunately, the experience is often far less overwhelming than clients expect—and far less dramatic than what they've seen on popular courtroom dramas. More ›Share
Being involved in a serious accident can throw your entire world into chaos and leave you with a lot to consider, including whether taking legal action is appropriate. If you do decide to exercise your legal rights and pursue compensation for injuries sustained in an accident that was caused by another person's negligence, you may find yourself wondering if it's really necessary to hire an attorney to represent you. While the short and technical answer to that question is “no,” there are many instances where hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is not only wise, but offers you the best possible chance of achieving a successful outcome in your case. More ›Share
Most states have statute of limitation laws that place limits on how long an accident victim has to file a civil claim, such as a personal injury lawsuit. In Delaware, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years, meaning that the lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date the accident—and the related injuries—occurred. Accident victims who fail to file a lawsuit within the two-year statute of limitations risk having their case dismissed.
There can be exceptions—the statute of limitations may pause, or “toll,” if the victim was mentally incompetent at the time of the injury. In this case, the time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit extends to three years after the disability ends. More ›Share
If you were injured in an accident and are considering taking legal action, understanding the key aspects of a personal injury case can be helpful. More ›Share
A settlement is an official agreement that resolves a personal injury claim or lawsuit before it goes to trial, allowing both parties to avoid the potentially lengthy and somewhat risky litigation process. In the United States, the vast majority of personal injury civil lawsuits never see the inside of a courtroom and are, instead, resolved via a negotiated settlement. More ›Share
Medical bills and lost wages resulting from your injuries caused by an accident can be significant. When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident while in a Delaware insured car, your medical bills and wage loss are paid by the automobile insurance covering the care you are occupying – regardless of which driver is at fault. This coverage is known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, and is also referred to as no-fault coverage. More ›Share
Personal injury cases are often as unique as the parties involved, which makes it difficult for us to say exactly which damages a potential client could be entitled to pursue without first discussing the particulars of their situation. However, learning about common types of personal injury cases and the damages sought can provide valuable insight to accident and injury victims who are considering exploring their legal options.Share
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 ›Share
If you were injured in an accident, you may be facing unforeseen medical bills, and a long and painful physical, mental, and emotional recovery. Under the circumstances, it is understandable that you have questions about whether you can be compensated for your injuries and, if so, how much of a settlement offer can you expect. However, in all the years the members of our firm have worked in injury law, we've learned that personal injury cases can be as different as the parties involved, which makes it difficult to say how much you could stand to be compensated without first meeting with you to discuss your case. Fortunately, learning more about settlements and the types of damages you can seek can provide valuable insight to accident victims who seek a legal remedy. More ›Share
The value of any type of personal injury case involves a variety of factors, including: the type of injury; the frequency of treatment; the length of time the effects of the injury last (any permanent effects?); the impact on the injured person’s activities of daily living; the prior medical history of the injured person; and whether medical expenses and lost wages may be claimed in the case. Taking into consideration all of these factors, the overall value of a case is based upon what juries have awarded in similar prior cases. More ›Share
“How long will my personal injury case take?” is one of the most common questions our firm receives from prospective clients. With so much hanging in the balance—such as recovery from serious injuries, mounting medical debt, property damage, lost wages, and more—we can certainly understand why the length of litigation would be of top concern for accident victims. More ›Share