Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents Lawyers

Car accidents often involve complex insurance issues, such as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claims and uninsured/underinsured motorist claims. At the law firm of Shelsby & Leoni in Wilmington, Delaware, our Auto Accident Attorneys offer a free initial consultation to help you understand your right of recovery if you or a family member has suffered a serious injury in a car accident.

Extensive Experience with PIP Claims

Maryland offers up to $2,500 and Delaware offers up to $100,000 in PIP benefits for medical expenses in an auto accident, regardless of fault. This coverage is in addition to any compensation you can obtain from the at-fault driver and does not have to be reimbursed if you obtain a personal injury settlement. Our lawyers have extensive experience litigating PIP claims in both Maryland and Delaware to help our clients recover all of the money they deserve.

In cases involving serious injury, our lawyers can put you in the best position based on the facts of your case to obtain enough compensation to cover your damages, including:

  • medical expenses
  • lost wages
  • disfigurement
  • emotional distress
  • pain and suffering

If the at-fault driver doesn’t have enough insurance to pay your bills, our lawyers will look for other sources of compensation, such as your own uninsured and underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage.

Understand Your Legal Rights After a Car Accident

Most drivers in Delaware and Maryland have UM/UIM coverage. However, few people understand their rights under this coverage. For example, all other possible insurance coverage must be exhausted before you file an underinsured motorist claim. However, most people don’t even know what other possible sources of coverage may exist. Our lawyers understand how auto insurance works and can make sure that you qualify for all of the coverage you are entitled to.

Delaware recognizes first-party bad faith against insurance companies. This means that if your insurance company does not deal with you fairly on PIP or UM/UIM claims, your lawyer can sue them for the full amount they should have paid, plus punitive damages for acting in bad faith.

Contact an Auto Accident Attorney in Delaware

Free consultation: If you or a family member has been injured in a car accident, we invite you to contact our attorneys in Wilmington, Delaware, for a free initial consultation. You may also call our offices directly by dialing (302) 995-6210 for Delaware or (410) 385-5612 for Maryland.