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Delaware Car Accident Law: Damages & Financial Compensation

Below you will find car accident legal articles related to damages and claims for financial compensation. The following articles are for information only. For legal advice about your specific situation, please contact our office. (302) 658-1717

  • Delaware Car Accident Injury Claims – How You Can Get Compensated for Injuries If Someone Else Was At Fault (December 15th, 2017)
    Dover car accident lawyers explain compensation for Delaware car accident injuries. If the accident was caused by another driver, you may make a bodily injury liability coverage claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company to get compensated.
  • Delaware Truck Accident Injuries: Compensation for Injured Victims (July 27th, 2017)
    Legal info about Delaware truck accident victims’ rights to compensation, including PIP, medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
  • Delaware Car Accident Law – Medical Bills & Delaware’s Collateral Source Rule (January 10th, 2017)
    In a Delaware car accident lawsuit, the injured party can claim medical bills paid by a private health insurance company, Medicare or Medicaid. The collateral source rule applies for bills paid by private insurance only.
  • Delaware Auto Injury Lawsuits – What Is the Duty to Mitigate Damages? (September 19th, 2016)
    In auto injury lawsuits in Delaware, the duty to mitigate damages often comes up. What is this duty and how does it apply in auto injury cases?
  • DUI Auto Accidents in Delaware During the Holiday Months (March 07th, 2016)
    If you’ve been injured in a DUI, traffic accident, what are your legal rights to obtain financial recovery? In this article, DE auto injury lawyer Martin Knepper discusses PIP claims, tort claims and dram shop/social host liability law in Delaware.
  • Injured in a Delaware Car Accident? Getting Financial Compensation from the At-Fault Driver (June 08th, 2015)
    Financial Compensation in Delaware Auto Accident Cases In the Delaware civil justice system, the plaintiff or injured party bears the burden of proof. This means that in a car accident lawsuit, the injured driver, passenger or pedestrian must prove the following elements: The other party was at fault or was negligent. That negligence caused damages. The nature and extent ...
  • Serious Car Accident Injuries in Delaware – Settling Your Accident Claim (Part 2) (June 02nd, 2015)
    Part 1 of this article series discussed the initial steps in settling a Delaware auto accident lawsuit. Step 1 involves preparing a demand letter. Step 2 involves filing a complaint, and in Step 3, the parties engage in discovery. Click here for part 1. Part 2 will discuss the last two steps: preparing for trial ...
  • Financial Compensation in Delaware Auto Accident Injury Lawsuits (May 22nd, 2015)
    Drivers, passengers and pedestrians who are injured in auto accidents in Delaware often want to know whether they can receive financial compensation for their injuries. The answer depends on the facts and circumstances of the case. Under general tort or injury principles in Delaware which apply to auto accident injury lawsuits, the plaintiff in a legal ...
  • Brain Injuries and Auto Accidents in Delaware (May 18th, 2015)
    Brain and head injuries are hot topics these days. Over the past decade there has been quite a bit of research devoted to brain injuries which are also referred to as traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The three most common causes of brain injuries are: falls, motor vehicle accidents (car, truck and pedestrian accidents), and sports accidents. TBI is considered ...
  • Financial Compensation After Delaware Car Accidents – Top 2 Claims (November 11th, 2014)
    In the aftermath of a car, truck or pedestrian accident in Delaware, injured drivers and passengers often feel overwhelmed when dealing with the insurance process. Dealing with a property damage claim on top of figuring out how to get medical bills paid can be incredibly stressful. Part of the stress is in not knowing what ...
  • Punitive Damages in Delaware Car Accident Lawsuits – A Look at Delaware Case Law (August 19th, 2014)
    Individuals who are injured in auto accidents in Delaware may be able to obtain fair and reasonable financial compensation for their physical injuries, economic losses and pain and suffering. In addition, in limited cases, injured individuals may be able to make a special claim for punitive damages. Click here to read more about punitive damages ...
  • Punitive Damages Claims in Delaware Cell Phone Car Accident Lawsuits (August 13th, 2014)
    In recent years, cell phone use while driving has caused record numbers of car accidents across the country, including Delaware. Although it is illegal to use a cell phone when driving in Delaware, drivers on roads and highways throughout Delaware are still using cell phones to talk, text, email, etc. Related: Delaware Car Accident Law – ...
  • Financial Compensation for Impairment & Disability Claims in DE Car Accident Lawsuits (June 09th, 2014)
    Can You Recover for Disability Caused by an Auto Accident in Delaware? Under Delaware car accident law, individuals who are injured due to the negligence of another party are entitled to make claims for all reasonable damages which flow from the accident and resulting injuries. In a typical car accident lawsuit, the injured driver/passenger will make ...
  • Delaware Car Accident Law – Can You Recover for Pain & Suffering? (May 20th, 2014)
    Delaware Car Accident Law – Can You Recover for Pain & Suffering?
  • Damage Claims in Truck Accident Lawsuits in Delaware, Can You Receive Financial Compensation? (Part 2) (March 16th, 2014)
    Part 2 – Economic Losses (Medical Bills & Lost Wages) Truck accident injuries are usually very serious. Medical bills can easily exceed thousands of dollars, and in many instances, an injured individual is unable to return to work for extended periods of time. Financial Compensation in a Truck Accident Case In truck accident cases in Delaware, injured drivers ...
  • Damage Claims in Truck Accident Lawsuits in Delaware, Can You Receive Financial Compensation? (Part 1) (March 16th, 2014)
     Part 1 – Pain & Suffering Damages In Delaware’s court system, people who are injured by others have the ability, unfettered by “verbal threshold”, “limited tort” or other restrictive standards, to seek redress by filing a lawsuit, or taking the other party to court. In a court case like a car or truck accident case, that ...
  • How Lost Wages are Paid After a Car or Truck Accident in Delaware (Part 1) (November 11th, 2013)
    Residents of Delaware who’ve been injured in car or truck accidents are often surprised to learn that they may be able to recover net lost wages by filing a PIP claim under their own car insurance policies. In fact, it is pretty common for an injured Delaware driver to be confused about how PIP even ...
  • How Lost Wages are Paid After a Car or Truck Accident in Delaware (Part 2) (November 11th, 2013)
    Residents of Delaware who are seriously injured in car or truck accidents often miss time from work. Individuals who suffer fractured or broken bones or those who suffer head injuries may need extensive medical care. In Delaware, PIP covers medical bills, net lost wages, funeral expenses, etc. Therefore, Delaware car accident victims who are insured ...
  • Lost Wage and Salary Claims in a Delaware Car Accident Case – Documenting the Lost Wage Amount (November 02nd, 2013)
    Whether you’ve been injured in an auto accident near Wilmington, Newark or Dover, you may have questions about whether you can recover lost wages or earnings. In most cases, the answer is yes. Under Delaware car accident law, Delaware residents who are covered under an applicable Delaware car/auto insurance policy may be eligible to make PIP ...
  • Delaware Pedestrian Accident Law – Pain & Suffering Damages (September 24th, 2013)
    Pedestrians who are injured in accidents often want to know “how can I make a claim for my injuries?” or “how do I get compensated for my pain and suffering?” Under Delaware car and pedestrian accident law, a pedestrian injured due to the negligence of a driver may be entitled to receive reasonable financial compensation for ...
  • Pain and Suffering Damages in a Car/Truck Accident Case in Delaware (February 08th, 2013)
    Delaware residents who find themselves injured in car, truck or pedestrian accidents often have questions about what pain and suffering means or how pain and suffering damages are decided. Pain and suffering damages are meant to compensate an injured person for the following: loss of health, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of lifestyle, physical pain and discomfort, mental and emotional ...
  • Recovering Lost Wages After a Delaware Car/Truck Accident (February 01st, 2013)
    Car or truck accidents can result in serious injuries such as, spine and back injuries, head injuries and fractured bones. Jobs can be placed in jeopardy when victims of car or truck accidents lose time from work. Delaware Law Allows for Recovery of Damages as a Result of Injury in a Car/Truck Accident When an accident is ...


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