- April 11, 2023
While most truck drivers are responsible, safe drivers. Others, however, push the limits of both their physical capabilities and their professional duties.
- February 21, 2023
When an individual causes the death of another due to their actions, whether through an intentional act or the result of negligence, the family members of the deceased may bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the person who caused their loved one’s death. Find out some frequently asked questions as they relate to wrongful death.
Do you know what to do after a boating accident? Read our "Maritime / Boating Accident Frequently Asked Questions" for information on what you should do if you or others have been injured.
- November 10, 2022
The injuries that you might sustain if you are hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian, cyclist, or golf cart user can be catastrophic and life-changing. The law protects innocent victims of road accidents and makes at fault drivers legally and financially liable.
- October 7, 2022
Serious or catastrophic injuries have long-lasting and life-changing consequences for victims. If you or your loved one has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury, you may have questions about what is next.
- May 5, 2022
If you are getting out on the water, you should know how to stay safe, obey the law, and what to do if you do get in a boating or jet ski accident. Staying calm and knowing what to do in the event of an accident can save lives and protect your legal rights.
- May 5, 2022
If you or a loved one has been injured and you believe it was due to medical negligence, you should contact a reputable, experienced attorney as soon as possible. We understand this can be a very difficult situation for many reasons: the uncertainty of what went wrong and why, the pain and suffering caused by the injury, or the medical bills piling up.
- April 12, 2022
Managing Partner Keith Donovan discusses the key factors in case valuation.
- April 8, 2022
A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal action brought by the survivors of someone who died as the result of a wrongful act of another person. It is not a criminal action, however, in Delaware, it is possible to bring a civil action for a wrongful death even if the state has brought criminal charges in relation to that death.
- March 7, 2022
A birth injury is an injury to a mother or baby that occurs before, during, or shortly after childbirth. Serious birth injuries are rare, but when they occur, they can cause devastating effects that may require a lifetime of treatment.
- January 3, 2022
Medical malpractice, also known as medical negligence, occurs when a hospital, doctor, or other health care professional fails to comply with the standard of care and causes an injury to a patient.
- October 18, 2021
There has been a substantial rise in the number of boaters out on the water. The massive spike in recreational boating has been attributed to the pandemic. The increase in boats has also led to an unfortunate rise in boating accidents.
- October 12, 2021
Boating accidents are unfortunately an all-too-common occurrence in the United States. To illustrate how widespread this issue is, consider that according to the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics Report there were 767 boating fatalities in 2020, which represented a staggering 25.1 percent increase from 2019. According to the same report, there were 5,265 total accidents, and the total number of injured victims was 3,191—with both figures also representing a roughly 25 percent increase from the previous year. Add in the fact that property damage totaled over $62 million, and it becomes clear that having boating insurance is an absolute must.
- September 17, 2021
Injuries from a boating accident can be very serious, even fatal. The laws that govern boats are much less restrictive than those for cars and trucks. People with little or no training can drive speed boats through crowded waters, causing very dangerous conditions. States differ on the type of licensing and education boaters need, and on the minimum age to operate a boat.
- September 16, 2021
Have you been involved in a motorcycle or ebike accident? Read our frequently asked questions to find out what steps you should take to protect yourself.
- July 16, 2021
As the summer kicks off, many people are getting out on the Delaware waterways and oceanfront in kayaks, jetskis, speedboats, and other personal watercraft. With increased activity on the water, there are inevitably more boating accidents as well as more incidents of theft, vandalism, and other damage to boats. It is important to understand your insurance coverage and the extent of your liability as a boat owner, and ensure that you have full insurance coverage for your boating activities in place before an accident happens.
- July 2, 2021
The Delaware waterways are a popular destination for boating, jet-skiing, paddle boarding, water-skiing, and other recreational activities. As the summer approaches, many people are looking forward to getting out on the water and shaking off their winter blues. Unfortunately, some water users are not as prepared as they should be for the dangers of the water. Inexperienced, underprepared, and sometimes reckless boaters can cause accidents on Delaware waterways resulting in serious injuries to themselves, or other boaters.
- June 21, 2021
On June 16, 2021, Morris James LLP filed a lawsuit against Aziyo Biologics, Inc. (Aziyo) and Medtronic entities (Medtronic) on behalf of Delawarean, Richard Williams after he became infected with tuberculosis after spine surgery. This is the first lawsuit filed in relation to the contamination of FiberCel Viable Bone Matrix (FiberCel) with tuberculosis (TB.)
- May 19, 2021
Nursing home abuse cases are usually actions in medical malpractice or personal injury which in Delaware must be brought within 2 years of the date of the injury or the date the abuse was (or should have been) discovered.
- May 5, 2021
Each year, thousands of Americans are injured by defective or poorly made products. Despite the government regulations that exist, some manufacturers still produce substandard items that could harm consumers.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you will have many questions. Should I hire a lawyer? What if I've been hurt? What if my car was totaled? Read our "Frequently Asked Questions" about car accidents for answers to these and many more.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, you will have many questions. Read our "Frequently Asked Questions about Truck Accidents" for information on what you should do to protect yourself.
- September 8, 2020
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?
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- March 9, 2016
Avoid these common mistakes that can hurt a wrongful death claim. Learn more about how to protect your case and obtain the compensation you deserve.
- February 18, 2016
When drivers fail to yield on the road, dangerous and even deadly motorcycle accidents can occur. Learn more about how to avoid these serious crashes.
- September 18, 2015
Being injured as the result of a collapsing staircase can be incredibly traumatic, contact personal injury attorneys at Morris James personal injury group today
- September 18, 2015
Truck owners and operators are required to routinely inspect and maintain their vehicles. When they fail to do so, they increase the risk of dangerous crashes.