June 24, 2020

Lighting firecrackers and sparklers is a time-honored tradition of celebration for New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July. In Delaware, it is illegal to buy, sell, or discharge any type of fireworks - this includes Sparklers and Sky Lanterns.

In 2018, over 9,000 people were injured in fireworks-related accidents. In 2013, over half of the 16,300 outside fires, 1,200 structure fires, a...

June 18, 2020

A nursing home can be held legally responsible when an act of negligence, neglect, or abuse on the premises ends up causing harm to a patient or resident.

What is Considered Negligence?

There are accidents, intentional acts, and failures to act that may leave a nursing home liable, either based on the conduct of an employee or based on a policy or ongoing practice at the facility. Examples include,...

June 17, 2020

The month of June was chosen for LGBTQ+ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. Most of the events held throughout the month of June are to acknowledge the impact the LGBTQ+ community has had on today’s world. This week, we celebrate the Supreme Court ruling that extends Title VII protections to the LGBTQ+ community.

We cheer with them, just as we did...

June 16, 2020

Maryland teen Ryan Drowsky Jr., was partially ejected from his vehicle, after his car overturned and slid into the opposite lane, when he failed to turn properly. The 18-year-old was with 4 other passengers, 3 of whom were seriously injured. One passenger was not injured, and was the only person properly restrained.

  

According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), of...

June 15, 2020

Gun Violence Archive, a not for profit corporation formed in 2013, provides free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the United States.

The definition of a mass shooting is a multiple homicide incident in which four or more victims are murdered with firearms, within one event, and in one or more locations in close proximity.

Despite Coronavirus lockdowns, the m...

June 11, 2020

The warm weather of the summer months inspires us to walk, run, and bike, and sometimes sidewalks are not available on our routes.

It is crucial for pedestrian and biker safety to follow the laws: walk against traffic, and bike with traffic.

While walking against traffic may seem dangerous, it actually allows you to make eye contact with motorists, make quicker decisions for your safety, and determi...

June 10, 2020

We are excited to announce that both Managing Partner Larry Kimmel and Partner Jonathan O’Neill have been named Super Lawyers for the 6th consecutive year!

Sean, Gambogi, Jennifer Donnelly, and Brian Legum have all been named Super Lawyer Rising Stars.

We are honored to have 5 of our talented attorneys be featured out of a total of 16 Delaware lawyers who were nominated in the personal injury catego...

June 10, 2020

On Friday, June 5th, an unidentified iron worker fell 50-60 feet off of the SoFi stadium in Los Angeles.

The cause of the fall is unknown at this time. Construction of the new stadium, which will be the new home of the LA Rams and Chargers, will be halted indefinitely, pending an investigation into the worker’s death.

NFL has not released a statement at this time; however, the construction company b...

June 3, 2020

Near empty roads due to nationwide lock downs due to the Coronavirus have meant an increase in reckless driving, speeding, and phone usage.

Reckless driving has increased dramatically since March, leading to a disproportionate number of speed-related crashes and fatalities, according to law enforcement and traffic experts. According to the Governors Highway Safety Administration, states including C...

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