Personal Injury Law in Delaware
Just because you hire a Delaware personal injury attorney doesn't mean you'll have to testify in court. In fact most cases are settled out of court; about 98% of all cases are settled. The threat of a jury trial encourages insurance companies to offer a reasonable settlement.
Your Delaware PI lawyer will be prepared to "take it all the way" if need be, but don't fret over appearing in court. Chances are your case will be settled and if a trial is necessary, your PI attorney will prepare you. You are not alone.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in Delaware, this article will help. We'll briefly discuss:
- The kinds of cases that Delaware personal injury lawyers handle.
- What you need to prove in a personal injury case.
- Why you should call a lawyer immediately.
- How to find a Delaware personal injury attorney.
Would a Delaware Personal Injury Attorney Handle My Case?
This is a listing the most common accidents and injuries. Consult with a qualified Delaware PI lawyer to find out if you have a case. (No worries; case analysis is free.)
- Motor Vehicle Cases: Car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, bicycle, golf cart, RV, ATV, boat, airplane, scooter, cruise line, amusement park ride, construction zone, and mass accidents.
- Defective Product Cases: Tires, medical equipment, cars, hair dryers, power tools, medicines, vacuum cleaners, machines, appliances, kitchen tools, chemicals, etc. have all been found to be defective at times.
- Serious Injuries: Wrongful death, birth injuries, brain injuries, dog bites, adverse drug reactions, burns, scars, lacerations, bruises, broken bones, fractures, food-borne illnesses, nursing home abuse injuries, slip and falls injuries, medical malpractice injuries, and Mesothelioma (i.e. cancer).
How Do I Prove My Delaware Personal Injury Case?
Your attorney will explain which theory of liability is appropriate in your case. Negligence is the most common theory of liability so we'll show you what you have to win a negligence case.
- First, you need to show that the person (or company)who caused your injury had a duty to you that was breached.
- Second, you need to show the person's unreasonable actions or inactions caused your injury.
- Third, you need to show that you suffered legal damages because of those injuries (i.e. lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and medical bills).
Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately?
- Because the call is at no charge.
- So evidence can be protected as close to the time of your injury as possible.
- Because insurance companies will try to get you to settle for less than you deserve and they'll try to trick you by taping phone calls.
Because your case must be filed within the statute of limitations.
Here are some example Delaware statute of limitations for personal injury cases:
How Do I Find a Delaware Personal Injury Attorney?
To find a Delaware personal injury lawyer, search our site, www.attorneys.org, or ask the bar association or a loved one for a referral.