Delaware Personal Injury & 

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February 3, 2020

Total traffic deaths have increased from 2019, a new Delaware Police analysis shows. The data is collected from the first two weeks of January, and may set the tone for the upcoming year.

Total traffic deaths have increased from 6 individuals to 8, an unfortunate uptick that may be partially accredited to lack of seat belt use, as shown below:

This statistic includes teen Jordan Tate, who passed awa...

May 7, 2019

A common misconception following a car crash is to immediately take legal action against the at-fault driver. Personal Injury Protection, better known as PIP, is “no-fault” coverage and required in most states. No fault coverage means that regardless of which driver was at fault, medical expenses and lost wages for all occupants in your car may be covered by insurance.

PIP coverage pays medical exp...

February 28, 2018

You are driving home from work at 7:00pm on a nice clear winter evening, excited to get home to see your spouse and children before they go to sleep. You are only two minutes away from your home, and you stop at the red traffic light that you always seem to miss just before arriving home. After a long day at the office, having a home cooked meal with your family is the perfect remedy.  Unfortunate...

December 15, 2017

Winter has arrived for us here in Delaware. Now it becomes a guessing game in which nights we will fall asleep only to wake up to a winter wonderland. In other situations, we prepare for a weekend of blizzards salting the walk-ways and storing away groceries, only for the big storm to be fifty degrees and sunny. Due to the sporadic ways of our winters in Delaware, we should be prepared for anythin...

November 8, 2017

In 2006, the Delaware State Police logged 373 animal-vehicle crashes. As of 2015, Delaware ranked 24th in the country, in Deer-related accidents. The average white-tail deer is 130 pounds, while “Bucks” (males) tip the scales at 180 pounds. The average cost per insurance claim is $2,800 which increases with cases involving injury. Follow these helpful tips during the fall season in the event of a...

June 22, 2017

On April 4, 2017, the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA) introduced a bill (House Bill 114) to help injured victims recover what they deserve when involved in a car accident, and the bill was signed by Governor Carney on June 13, 2017.

House Bill 114 amends Title 21 of the Delaware Code relating to bodily injury and property damage coverage for motor vehicles. The new Law increases the minim...

March 21, 2017

While bike riders are subject to many of the same traffic laws as cars, one law has remained debated: Texting and Biking.  In most places, texting while operating a motor vehicle is prohibited. However, texting while biking has remained legal in many places, including most of Delaware. Until recently, Delaware law has not mentioned the use of cell phones while bicycling. Newark City Council, which...

February 20, 2017

When we think of the deadliest weather hazards, tornadoes and floods might usually come to mind. However, car accidents actually kill more Americans each year than any weather hazard.

As is the case in many other areas of the country, car accidents on Delaware roads tend to increase during the winter months. According to Delaware’s Annual Traffic Statistical Report published by the Delaware State P...

January 23, 2017

Changes to an existing law may affect Delaware motorcyclists after new legislation was proposed in December and discussed at the General Assembly meeting on January 10th.

State representatives have proposed legislation to require that all motorcyclists wear a helmet.  According to The News Journal, almost half of the 48 people who died in motorcycle crashes in Delaware since 2014 were not wearing h...

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