Motor Vehicle Accidents
Delaware Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Car accidents, SUV accidents and pickup truck accidents are among the most common ways people in Delaware & Maryland can be injured. With so many people living in and traveling through the DE & MD everyday serious auto accidents happen on a daily basis. These accidents can result in serious and life altering injuries. Under current Delaware laws injury victims may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation following an auto accident. If you have been injured in a car, motorcycle or trucking accident you need the help of our skilled Delaware motor vehicle accident lawyers serving all of Delaware and Maryland.
Please contact the Wilmington, Delaware motor vehicle accident lawyers at Shelsby & Leoni for a free consultation. Their Delaware auto accident law office handles accident, injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis meaning they charge no legal fees if they do not recover for you. They proudly serve all of Delaware & Maryland which includes Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Georgetown, Elkton, Bel Air, Towson, Annapolis, Rockville, Bowie & Salisbury.
Cases Our Delaware Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Drunk driving accidents
Drugged driving accidents
Emergency service vehicle accidents
Head on collisions
Occupant ejection accidents
Rental car accidents
No matter what type of accident you were involved in, even if you were partially at fault, you should contact our Newark, Delaware car accident attorneys for a free case analysis.
Benefits Awarded In Delaware Auto Accidents
Those injured in any type of auto accident caused by the negligence of another may be entitled to various benefits. Each case is different and the actual circumstances surrounding your accident dictate what benefits and forms of financial compensation you may be entitled to. Common benefits our Delaware injury attorneys obtain after a car, motorcycle or trucking accident are:
Lost wage compensation
Pain and suffering compensation
Please contact our Dover, DE auto accident lawyers for a free case review. Our DE accident attorneys will identify all liable parties and determine the full, fair and just value of your auto accident claim.
Delaware No Fault Insurance & Personal Injury Protection Laws
Laws regarding who is ultimately responsible for personal injury and property damages are dictated by the state in which the accident occurred. The State of Delaware has a law pertaining to No-Fault Motor Vehicle Insurance. This law provides that your insurance carrier will pay your medical bills as well as lost wages due to the accident. This law also mandates that your insurance applies these same benefits to all occupants in your automobile at time of accident.
In Delaware your automobile insurance policy will cover your expenses for up to 24 months. Your insurance company may also elect to send you to a doctor of its choice. If that healthcare provider determines that your medical treatment is no longer reasonable or necessary, or that you can return to work, your benefits could be terminated.
Even though Delaware has a No-Fault law you are still entitled to file a claim or lawsuit for pain & suffering and/or bodily injury against the person who is at fault regarding the accident. This applies even if you reside in a state with limited tort or verbal threshold laws. An experienced Delaware Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer can help determine any and all compensation you are entitled to under Delaware law.
Apportionment & Comparative Negligence Laws In DE Accidents
In Delaware it is not always easy to determine who is liable for an accident and the injuries that result from the accident. Often times liability rests on several people, parties or corporate entities. Who is ultimately liable for your injuries is directly related to the circumstances and events that led up to the accident. Sometimes more than one party may be at fault but making them liable legally can be difficult. For instance if a vehicle ahead of you loses control, and another vehicle swerves to avoid that vehicle and ultimately runs into you, that person, as well as the vehicle that initially lost control, may both be at fault. However, if the first vehicle regains control and continues driving down the road it may not be an easy task to hold them accountable legally even though they caused the accident. Working with a skilled Delaware Accident Attorney can help get you the benefits and compensation you deserve.
Comparative Negligence is the legal term for the doctrine in the law of negligence that compares the degree of negligence of the plaintiff and the defendant. Delaware adheres to the 50% rule regarding Comparative Negligence. This means that the plaintiff, or victim, may recover as long as the plaintiff is not more at fault than the defendant, i.e. if liability is 50-50, the plaintiff may recover.
The Delaware Auto Accident Lawyers at Shelsby & Leoni specialize in handling all types of Delaware Premises Liability, Slip and Fall and Animal Attack Accidents. They devote their entire car accident practice to car accident litigation. They have the knowledge and experience to appropriately and accurately determine liability in the event that multiple parties caused your injuries. Let them work on your behalf and get you the benefits and compensation you are entitled to.
Contact Our Delaware Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
After an auto accident of any type you need effective legal representation. Please do not hesitate to connect with our Georgetown, Delaware motor vehicle accident attorneys for a free case review. They will analyze and discuss your case and inform you on any and all benefits and forms of financial compensation you may be entitled to according to Delaware auto accident statutes. Our Wilmington delaware auto accident lawyers charge no fee unless they recover on your behalf.
Please let our Delaware auto accident injury attorneys help if you have been injured in the Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Middletown or Georgetown, DE areas.