Areas of Law

Wilmington / Newark Personal Injury Lawyers

Medical Malpractice

The fact that there was a bad outcome in a medical case doesn’t mean the doctor, hospital, or lab did something wrong. However, if your injury or loss was the result of a medical professional failing to follow the standard of care in your case, such as failing to order a standard medical test to detect cancer, the provider may be guilty of malpractice. At the law firm of Shelsby & Leoni in Wilmington, Delaware, our attorneys represent the families who suffer medical injuries in Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

Birth Injury

No personal injury case is more heartbreaking than a birth injury. The parents’ anguish is often accompanied by the uncertainty of not knowing whether there was anything the doctor or hospital could have done to prevent the injury from occurring.

Pediatric Injury

Children have unique biology and suffer different diseases and medical conditions than adults. If a child comes into a doctor’s office with a fever and is lethargic, the child may have a virus, a bacterial infection, meningitis, or encephalitis. Failure to diagnose pediatric meningitis or encephalitis can result in lifelong injuries that are devastating emotionally and financially to the family.

Construction Accidents

People who are injured in construction or other workplace accidents can apply for workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation, however, does not cover all of your losses and does not pay anything for pain and suffering. Our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to evaluate whether you can obtain full compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Wrongful Death

The civil justice system can also hold wrongdoers accountable. In one case involving a fatal truck accident, our lawyers learned through discovery that a drug test of the driver of the truck showed traces of cocaine in his system following the accident. In this case we obtained a settlement of almost $5 million for the family.

Auto Accidents

Car accidents often involve complex insurance issues, such as Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claims and uninsured/underinsured motorist claims.

In cases involving catastrophic injury, our lawyers can put you in the best position to obtain enough compensation to cover all of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, disfigurement, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.

Truck Accidents

When a truck is involved in an accident with a car, the results are usually catastrophic for the occupants of the car. Trucks weigh many times what cars weigh, and when a collision occurs it is usually the driver and passengers of the lighter vehicle who pay the price.

Animal Attack Injuries

The fault in dog-bite injuries can usually be traced to the dog’s owner. Whether the dog’s aggressive behavior is the result of poor training, or whether someone chose to keep a dangerous dog such a pit bull without maintaining proper control of the animal, it is the owner who is responsible for injuries. For this reason, states such as Delaware have strict liability in dog-bite cases.

Nursing Home Injury

A significant number of accidents and injuries are caused by chronic understaffing in nursing homes. Many residents do not see a doctor regularly. Instead, they may see a nurse who is responsible for multiple patients, many with serious medical needs.

Free consultation: If you or a family member has suffered an injury, we invite you to contact our attorneys in Wilmington, Delaware, for a free initial consultation. Our office also welcomes direct call. Dial (302) 995-6210.