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...

May 27, 2020

Headlines swept the nation early this month: a security guard at Family Dollar was murdered over a facemask. This incensed act of violence is typically rare, yet the threat of aggressive customers is a reality for the more than two million American workers who are victims of workplace violence each year.

What is workplace violence?

Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harass...

May 12, 2020

On Sunday, May 10th, a Dodge Challenger rear-ended a Toyota vehicle, causing the Toyota’s gas tank to explode. 

The Toyota traveled out of control off of I-495, with the driver being trapped inside the flaming car. The driver was unable to escape and was pronounced dead on the scene.

There was extensive damage to the Toyota, with only a blue front bumper and the frame of the car left intact. Police...

May 6, 2020

A motorcyclist died on Monday, May 4th, 2020 after failing to steer within the roadway.

As Delaware gears toward the summer months of 2020, it is important to remember some sobering statistics from last year. Within the first five months of 2019, there were 37 motorcycle crashes, 40 motorcycle injuries and 6 motorcycle fatalities.

Read: Motorcycle Crash Leaves Rider Dead

Safety Tips to Consider

One of...

April 30, 2020

Negligence is the basis of your personal injury or nursing home case. It must be proved in order to hold a person or company legally responsible for your pain and suffering. Proving negligence is required in most claims from accidents or injuries, such as car accidents or "slip and fall" cases.

There are four things that must be proven in court to constitute negligence; duty, breach, causation...

April 28, 2020

A 23-year-old Newark man died on Thursday, April 23rd after a crash in Bear.

The man was riding on a Yamaha motorcycle on Pulaski Highway approaching a green light when he was struck by a Jeep Cherokee who pulled into the intersection.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has found certain risk factors for crashes or near-crashes. In the table below, intersection Influence increases crash or near crash...

April 27, 2020

At Kimmel Carter, we have nearly 50 years of experience with personal injury cases. Over this

time, it has become clear what the leading causes of vehicle accidents are. Below, find the top 5 reasons for car accidents, and the steps you can take to be a safe driver.

1. Distracted Driving

This is the most common cause of car accidents. It is crucial to keep focused on the road, and not talking on you...

April 24, 2020

A California man has been arrested and charged with 3 counts of murder after slamming into a Prius, causing it to hit a tree on purpose. Authorities are investigating whether the suspect knew the victims, or if it was an act of intentional road violence on random victims.

All Too Common

During the early autumn 2019, a Wisconsin mother who was teaching her son to drive was shot to death after a minor...

April 23, 2020

In 2017 there were 4,761 people killed in crashes involving large trucks according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Truck Fatalities Increasing 

Fatalities in crashes involving large trucks increased by 9.0 percent from 4,369 in 2016 to 4,761 in 2017. Over a 10-year period there was a 1

2% increase in the total number of people killed in large-truck crashes, from 4,245 fatalitie...

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