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  • May 28, 2020

    A car accident can happen at any time, even during a pandemic, when there are fewer cars on the road due to shelter in place orders. Being in an accident can be challenging and concerning enough during normal times, let alone during the outbreak of a virus. 

    What do you need to know if you are in a car accident in Delaware during COVID-19? Essentially, you can follow the normal protocol after an accident, but you should take some extra precautions to stick to social distancing guidelines. 

  • May 28, 2020

    If you have an existing personal injury case open, you may be wondering if COVID-19 will impact your personal injury case. You may also be wondering about your legal options in the event that you or a family member contracts the disease or if a family member passes away from the coronavirus. 

    Is the coronavirus a personal injury case? Will your existing liability case be impacted by the coronavirus? At the Morris James Personal Injury Group, we want to walk you through your legal options and answer your specific questions regarding a COVID-19 personal injury claim.

  • May 22, 2020

    Have you been injured in a work vehicle? What rights do you have as an injured employee, and what compensation are you entitled to? The boundaries between work and personal life are becoming increasingly blurrier, so it's essential to understand the rights you have if you're injured in a work car accident. 

    In this guide, we'll discuss what to do if you're injured in a work vehicle, how to determine who is responsible and what the difference is between workers' comp and a personal injury lawsuit.

  • May 12, 2020

    If you are in a car accident, you may want to gather evidence to support a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Photos can be one of the best ways to document the scene of an accident, providing you with solid visual proof of what happened during and afterward. But what photos should you take to document the accident? What visual evidence should you gather to best support your case?

  • April 27, 2020

    Have you been in a car accident? Did you sustain injuries or property damage as a result of the accident? After you have been in a car crash and documented the scene, the next step is determining who is at fault. The laws in your state determine who must pay for the damages that were incurred as a result of the car accident.

  • March 25, 2020

    In the United States, more than 3 million people are injured in car accidents every year. Delaware has a share of these accidents, with more than 28,000 crashes and 8,161 people injured in 2018.

    Any accident can be jarring for everyone involved, but it can be especially confusing for passengers.

  • March 9, 2020

    In a product liability case, a product is defective or unexpectedly dangerous, and the buyer sustains an injury from using this defective item. A product can be defective in its manufacturing, design or labeling, and a consumer can bring a liability case against the manufacturer or seller if they are injured from using the defective product. 

    Every state has product liability laws, but the specifics vary from state to state. Familiarize yourself with the laws and requirements surrounding product liability in Delaware below to determine what you need to be successful in your case. 

  • December 16, 2019

    Driving while “buzzed” is an increasing problem in the U.S. In 2009, the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that 18% of all drivers involved in a fatal car accident were high on some kind of drug. In 2014, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimated that 10.1 million Americans (4.1%) were driving while under the influence of drugs like marijuana.

  • November 27, 2019

    It’s only natural to wonder what is the settlement value for personal injury in Delaware. What can you realistically expect to receive in compensation for your pain and suffering?

  • November 21, 2019

    Across the United States, employers are required to create a healthy and reasonably safe work environment for their employees. Most employers strive to provide this environment, although some fall short. Regardless of the safety precautions taken, employees regularly suffer work-related injuries or illnesses.

  • November 18, 2019

    Accidents happen — you might slip and fall or trip over something and end up on the ground. While you might be able to get back up and walk away unharmed, accidents can often lead to more severe injuries, and in some instances, even result in death. In 2016, more than 39 million people visited a physician's office due to accidental injuries, and more than 29 million ended up in the emergency department for the same reason. In total, 169,936 people in the U.S. died from unintentional injuries in 2017 — making it the third leading cause of death. While some people suffered injuries at home, others were on someone else's property. If you or a family member got injured on someone's property, you could take action.

  • November 4, 2019

    Drunk driving continues to be a serious problem in the United States. In 2016, police arrested over one million Americans for drunk driving. That is only 1% of the 111 million self-reported incidences of drunk driving. Just over 10,800 people died in alcohol-related crashes in 2017.

  • October 31, 2019

    Car accidents can leave victims shaken, confused or in shock. Despite having just gone through an incredibly jarring experience, crash victims must be particularly careful of what they say and do after an accident, as their behavior will be thoroughly dissected by insurance adjusters and defense attorneys. Learning what not to do after a Delaware car accident can help car crash victims avoid common mistakes that could damage their personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. Let's review 10 common mistakes you should avoid after a car accident.

  • July 30, 2019

    Reporting a car crash to the police and the insurance company protects you and bolsters the integrity of any related insurance claim or lawsuit you might file.

  • July 29, 2019

    If you were injured in an accident and are considering taking legal action, understanding the key aspects of a personal injury case can be helpful.

  • July 22, 2019

    Motorcycle crashes can cause serious injuries, including nerve damage. Learn about motorcycle accident nerve damage, and how to seek help if you were hurt.

  • May 7, 2019

    Minor truck accident injuries don't always mean minimal suffering. Injured in a truck crash that wasn't your fault? You may be entitled to damages.

  • April 11, 2019

    Underride accidents are a particularly deadly type of truck accident that can leave victims with catastrophic injuries and other severe losses. Learn more here.

  • March 7, 2019

    Severe truck accidents can be traumatic events. Victims can suffer a range of injuries, including psychological disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • March 1, 2019

    Motorcycle crash victims seeking compensation face challenges from serious injuries to bias. A Wilmington DE attorney can help clients overcome these hurdles.

  • February 25, 2019

    Scaffolding accidents can result in serious injuries. Hurt in a scaffolding accident on the job? You may be entitled to workers' comp benefits or other damages.

  • February 1, 2019

    In Delaware, families who've lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence may have grounds for survival action and wrongful death claims. Learn more here.

  • January 25, 2019

    People who have lost a loved one in a negligence-related accident may be entitled to compensation. Find out what wrongful death claimants have to prove here.

  • January 18, 2019

    Jackknife truck crashes can lead to serious injuries and deaths. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a jackknife crash, you may be entitled to damages.

  • January 9, 2019

    The moments following a motorcycle accident are extremely important, especially for victims who plan to seek compensation. Find out how to protect yourself.

  • Even employees who work in office settings are at risk of serious injuries. Those injured on the job may be entitled to Delaware workers' comp benefits.

  • December 24, 2018

    Children are particularly vulnerable to injury in the event of an accident. Learn about common child car crash injuries and how to seek help for them here.

  • December 18, 2018

    When a loved one dies due to someone else's negligence, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim. Learn about wrongful death filing guidelines here.

  • December 6, 2018

    Car accidents are a common occurrence in Delaware. These statistics give you an idea of the scope of the problem, and tell you how to seek help for injuries.

  • December 4, 2018

    Motorcycle accidents can result in life-changing injuries like disfigurement. If you were disfigured in a motorcycle crash, you may be entitled to damages.

  • November 26, 2018

    While workers' comp is the usual remedy for workers injured on the job, some may have grounds for a personal injury claim against a third party. Find out more.

  • November 20, 2018

    Motorcycle accidents are an all too common occurrence in Delaware. Learn about the most common causes of motorcycle crashes and how to seek help for injuries.

  • November 7, 2018

    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.

  • November 1, 2018

    Chest pain after a car accident may indicate a serious injury. Hurt in a crash caused by someone else's negligence? You may be entitled to damages.

  • October 5, 2018

    If a commercial truck driver's negligence causes an accident, they may not be the only ones to blame. Learn how improper hiring practices can lead to crashes.

  • September 24, 2018

    Speeding is always dangerous

  • September 18, 2018

    Head-on collisions can be devastating. If you were injured in a head-on car crash, you may be entitled to compensation. Here's what you need to know.

  • September 7, 2018

    A workers' comp lawyer can help.

  • September 4, 2018

    Falling objects can cause injuries in the workplace. Hurt in an on-the-job accident caused by a falling object? You may be entitled to workers' comp benefits.

  • August 28, 2018

    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.

  • August 21, 2018

    Improperly loaded cargo can cause devastating truck accidents and injuries. Injured in a crash caused by improperly loaded cargo? Find out how to get help.

  • August 1, 2018

    In some cases, car accident injuries can develop complications, such as infections. If your car accident injury became infected, here's what you should know.

  • July 31, 2018

    T-bone car accident victims can sustain serious injuries and other losses. Learn more about T-bone crashes and how to get help after an accident in Delaware.

  • July 30, 2018

    The First Report of Occupational Injury form plays a crucial role in a Delaware workers' compensation claim. Learn more about this important form here.

  • July 24, 2018

    On-the-job machinery accidents can have devastating consequences. Injured in an accident at work? You may be entitled to Delaware workers

  • July 12, 2018

    Safe driving requires truckers to keep their hands on the wheel, and eyes and mind on the road. Distracted truckers can make errors that lead to crashes.

  • June 25, 2018

    Drowsy truck drivers can cause serious accidents. Victims injured in crashes caused by drowsy truckers may be entitled to damages. Learn more here.

  • June 13, 2018

    If you were hurt in a rear-end accident, you may be eligible to seek compensation. Contact our car accident injury lawyers today.

  • June 7, 2018

    Negligence-related deaths are all too common in Delaware. If you lost a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation. Learn more here.

  • June 1, 2018

    Vehicle accidents a leading cause of on-the-job injuries for workers in Delaware. Injured in a work-related vehicle crash? You may be eligible for damages.

  • May 22, 2018

    Delaware state law requires all motorists to carry personal injury protection insurance as part of their minimum coverage. Learn more about this coverage here.

  • May 18, 2018

    Car accidents can be very traumatic for adults and even more so for children. Was your child injured in an accident in Delaware? Find out how to get help.

  • May 14, 2018

    Delaware requires motorists to carry insurance to cover expenses they cause others if they cause an accident. Learn about Delaware insurance minimums here.

  • May 1, 2018

    Research has shown that car seats can protect children in the event of an accident. Learn more about car seats and Delaware car seat laws here.

  • April 30, 2018

    T-bone or side-impact crashes can result in serious injuries and even death. Learn about the most common types of injuries caused by T-bone accidents here.

  • April 22, 2018

    After a DE workplace injury, workers' comp may include benefits for temporary or permanent disabilities. Learn the difference and how to get help for an injury

  • April 17, 2018

    Aggressive driving puts everyone on the road at risk. Learning to recognize and defend against aggressive driving can help you stay safe. Learn more here.

  • March 26, 2018

    Drowsy driving is a big problem in Delaware and across the country. Learn more about drowsy driving in DE and what to do if you were hurt in an accident.

  • March 26, 2018

    Office jobs may sound safe, but they are not without their hazards. Tens of thousands of workers are injured in office environments each year.

  • March 13, 2018

    Aggressive driving can lead to serious accidents and injuries. Learn more about aggressive driving and how to get help if you were hurt by an aggressive driver.

  • March 7, 2018

    One of the most serious types of car crashes, head-on collisions can leave accident victims with devastating injuries. Hurt in a head-on collision in Delaware? Learn more.

  • February 23, 2018

    Crash victims may wonder if they can negotiate with an insurance adjuster to settle their own claim. While possible, it's rarely in the victim's best interest.

  • February 13, 2018

    After an on-the-job injury, workers may wonder whether filing a workers' comp claim or personal injury lawsuit is best. Learn more about these two options here.

  • February 5, 2018

    After a Dover, DE on-the-job injury or occupational disease diagnosis, treatment may include prescriptions. Delaware Workers' comp may cover these drugs.

  • February 1, 2018

    Workers injured on the job can often file a workers' compensation claim and collect benefits. Hurt in a DE workplace accident? Learn more about filing a claim.

  • January 25, 2018

    Safe riding behavior can help prevent some motorcycle accidents. Learn motorcycle safety tips here, as well as what you can do if you were hurt in a crash.

  • January 9, 2018

    Injured in a car crash? You may be entitled to compensation. Gathering evidence after an accident can help victims strengthen their case. Learn more here.

  • January 3, 2018

    Workers' compensation is a no-fault system that provides benefits to injured workers. Some mistakes can jeopardize the ability to collect benefits. Learn more.

  • December 27, 2017

    Texting is one of the most dangerous driver distractions, according to the NHTSA. Learn more about texting and driving, and what to do if injured in a crash.

  • December 13, 2017

    Did you just get a new motorcycle or are you a motorcycle enthusiast who recently moved to Delaware? Learn about Delaware's motorcycle helmet laws here.

  • December 11, 2017

    Victims injured in hydroplaning car accidents may be unsure if they can seek compensation. Hurt in a hydroplaning accident? Learn more about legal options here.

  • November 24, 2017

    Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to accidents than other motorists. If someone else's negligence caused their accident, they may be entitled to damages.

  • November 20, 2017

    Not all car accident injuries show up right away. Learn how to protect your ability to seek compensation for late-appearing car crash injuries here.

  • November 7, 2017

    After a truck accident, people often assume the trucker was to blame. However, in some cases, the trucking company may be liable as well. Learn more here.

  • November 7, 2017

    Truckers who drive under the influence of alcohol can cause catastrophic accidents. Injured in a drunk driving truck crash? You may be eligible for damages.

  • October 24, 2017

    Owners must maintain their property for the safety of guests. Injured in a slip and fall at a store or restaurant? You may be eligible for compensation.

  • October 24, 2017

    When elevators or escalators malfunction, serious injuries can occur. If you were injured on an elevator or escalator, you may be eligible for compensation.

  • October 24, 2017

    Fires can cause serious injuries and deaths. If caused by a property owner's negligence, the victim may be entitled to compensation. Learn more here.

  • October 3, 2017

    People are injured or killed in house fires every day. Victims who were injured in house fires caused by defective products may be eligible for compensation.

  • October 3, 2017

    Power tools cause thousands of injuries each year. Learn how accident victims injured due to another person's negligence may be eligible for compensation.

  • September 19, 2017

    Accidents caused by defective tires are frequently devastating. Tire manufacturers can be held liable for your injuries if their product is unsafe.

  • September 19, 2017

    When people drive while intoxicated, devastating crashes can be the result. If you were injured in a DUI or DWI accident, you may be eligible for compensation.

  • September 19, 2017

    Manufacturing defects can make products unsafe for consumers. If you were injured by a defective product, you may be eligible for compensation. Learn more.

  • September 19, 2017

    A defective accelerator can cause serious accidents. If your accelerator sticks, knowing how to handle your vehicle could save your life. Learn more.

  • September 11, 2017

    Tire blowouts can cause serious accidents and injuries. Learn how to handle a blowout and what you can do if you were injured in a crash caused by tire defects.

  • August 23, 2017

    Dangerous and defective childcare products injure thousands each year. If you or your child were harmed by an unsafe product, you may be able to seek damages.

  • August 23, 2017

    Products with design defects can cause serious accidents and injuries. Consumers injured by defectively designed products may be eligible for compensation.

  • August 8, 2017

    Car seats are designed to keep infants safe, but a defective car seat can put little ones in danger. Was your child injured by a defective car seat? Learn more.

  • August 1, 2017

    A vehicle with defective brakes can cause serious accidents. However, proving brake failure can be an uphill battle. Learn more about brake defect cases here.

  • July 24, 2017

    People injured due to someone else's negligence can often seek compensation for damages. However, common mistakes may threaten to derail your case. Learn more.

  • July 24, 2017

    Was your spinal cord injured in an accident? The cost of care for catastrophic spinal cord injuries can be astronomical. Are you eligible for compensation?

  • July 6, 2017

    Severe burns can be painful and leave permanent scars on your body. If you were burned due to someone else's negligence, you may be able to seek compensation.

  • July 6, 2017

    Broken bones and scarring may not be life-threatening, but they can have negative long-term effects on accident victims. Injured in a crash? Learn more here.

  • June 20, 2017

    Concussions are mild head traumas that can sometimes have long-lasting effects. Learn about concussions and what you can do if you were injured in an accident.

  • June 12, 2017

    Personal injury myths and misconceptions are everywhere and falling for this inaccurate info can cost personal injury victims. Learn more here.

  • June 6, 2017

    High-performance "supersport" motorcycles can be deadly. Learn what makes them so dangerous and what to do if you were injured in a supersport motorcycle crash.

  • June 6, 2017

    Injured in an accident caused by someone else's negligence? Understanding tort law can help you decide if filing a personal injury lawsuit is right for you.

  • June 6, 2017

    If your personal injury case is going to trial, expert witness testimony can lend credence to your claims. Learn more about expert witnesses here.

  • May 22, 2017

    Criminal cases use the "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard of guilt, while civil cases are decided using a completely different standard. Learn more here.

  • May 22, 2017

    Injured in an accident and considering taking legal action against the at-fault party? State statute of limitation laws determine how long you have to sue.

  • May 22, 2017

    Discovery rules ensure that both sides have access to the same relevant evidence and information prior to trial. Learn more about the discovery process here.

  • May 2, 2017

    Reckless driving puts everyone on the road at risk. If you were injured in an accident caused by a reckless driver, we can help you explore your legal options.

  • April 19, 2017

    Winter weather can make Delaware roads treacherous. By planning your travel and employing safe driving tips, you can decrease your risk of a wintertime crash.

  • April 17, 2017

    What you say and do immediately following a crash can make or break future insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits. Learn how to protect your case here.

  • April 17, 2017

    Despite fewer drivers on the road, nighttime driving is particularly dangerous. Using these nighttime driving tips can help you stay safe on the road.

  • April 17, 2017

    Most people consider taking a taxicab a smart and safe way to get from point A to point B, but when cab drivers are negligent, accidents and injury can occur.

  • April 17, 2017

    Cases in U.S. courts can be criminal or civil. Learning the differences between these two types of law can help injury victims understand their legal options.

  • April 3, 2017

    Delaware has the regrettable distinction of being the deadliest state for pedestrians. Learn about risks the roads pose to pedestrians and how to mitigate them.

  • March 12, 2017

    Rollover accidents can have serious consequences for both drivers and passengers. Learn more about rollover accidents and what you can do if you were injured.

  • February 3, 2017

    When construction crews don't make safety a priority, accidents can occur. Injured in a construction site accident? You may be eligible to pursue compensation.

  • February 3, 2017

    The dangers of driving drunk have been known for decades, and yet, some people still choose to drive under the influence. Injured by a drunk driver? Learn more.

  • January 9, 2017

    Were you injured in a bicycle accident? If so, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your injuries. Bicyclists have rights, too; explore them here.

  • January 9, 2017

    Most people assume they're good drivers, but even good drivers can be distracted. Learn the dangers of distracted driving and ways to stay focused on the road.

  • December 14, 2016

    Talking with your insurance company is standard protocol after an accident, but what you say to the agent can affect the success of your claim or lawsuit.

  • September 22, 2016

    Some serious accidents require victims to suffer a limb amputation. Learn more about the common causes and life going forward after these serious injuries.

  • September 21, 2016

    While every case is different, learn more about the factors that affect the value of your car accident personal injury lawsuit in Delaware.

  • September 20, 2016

    Aggressive driving is a danger to everyone on the road, and the characteristics are much more common than one might think. Learn more about recognizing this risk.

  • August 31, 2016

    Burns are among the most painful and life changing serious injuries sustained in accidents in the United States. Learn more about the causes and consequences.

  • August 25, 2016

    For spinal cord injury victims, there are many physical, emotional, & financial consequences to address. Learn more about these severe and complicated injuries.

  • August 24, 2016

    After an accident, broken bone injuries are not always simple and straightforward. Learn more about these often painful and lingering damages.

  • July 19, 2016

    While many insurance companies view a concussion as a minor injury, the symptoms and consequences of this type of brain injury can be severe and long term.

  • June 27, 2016

    Though the dangers of drunk driving have long been known, accidents caused by alcohol-impaired drivers continue to routinely injure and kill others on the road.

  • June 27, 2016

    Delaware law follows the rule of comparative fault when it comes to car accidents and personal injury. Learn more about what this means for you and your case.

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