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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 ›

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What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal action brought by the survivors of someone who died as the result of a wrongful act of another person. This type of lawsuit is a civil action brought by one person (or persons,) known as the plaintiff, against another person (or persons,) known as the defendant. It is not a criminal action, however, in Delaware, it is possible to bring a civil action for a wrongful death even if the state has brought criminal charges in relation to that death. The civil action and the criminal action will be handled in different courts. More ›

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Wrongful Death FAQs

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What is a wrongful death lawsuit?

When an individual causes the death of another due to their actions, whether through an intentional act or the result of negligence, then the family members of the deceased may bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the person who caused their loved one’s death. Read more. More ›

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The Statute Of Limitations For Filing A Wrongful Death Lawsuit In Delaware

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When a loved one is killed in a negligence-related incident caused by someone else's negligence, surviving members only have a short window to file a lawsuit. More ›

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Is it possible to make a financial recovery for pain and suffering in a Delaware wrongful death case?

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Delaware law gives the surviving spouse, children, parents, or siblings of those killed in accidents caused by the negligence of another person or entity the ability to file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek compensation for economic and non-economic losses related to their loved one's death. Which of these relatives has a claim depends on who else has a claim. Examples of wrongful death damages include: 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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DE Wrongful Death Statistics

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Wrongful death cases are more common than most people realize. Learn facts and statistics about wrongful death cases, both in Delaware and across the U.S. More ›

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Top 3 Mistakes That Can Hurt Wrongful Death Claims

Avoid these common mistakes that can hurt a wrongful death claim. Learn more about how to protect your case and obtain the compensation you deserve. More ›

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