Delaware Personal Injury & 

 Workers' Compensation Blog

January 24, 2019

From 2003 - 2012 there were 427 people killed in crashes involving drunk drivers in Delaware. Nationally, one in three traffic deaths in the United States involves a drunk driver.

June 13, 2018

A DME can significantly affect your workers’ compensation case. The physician appointed to perform your Defense Medical Examination is NOT a neutral medical provider. This provider is being paid for his/her time by the insurance company. Do not expect the physician to have the same bedside manner that your treating doctor may have. Physicians are being paid by insurance companies, often times givi...

June 5, 2018

The 100 deadliest days statistics are attributed mostly toward the younger demographic. In a 2015 study, Highway Safety Advocates found that for every 100,000 Americans under the age of 21, 1.2 people were killed in drunken driving fatalities. Not only are people 25 and under more likely to die in car crashes, they also have the highest rate of crash involvement resulting in the deaths of others,...

May 23, 2018

As drivers of cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, we have the responsibility not only to share the road, but also to take proactive measures to increase the safety of motorcycle riders who we encounter on our way. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported more than 4,965 motorcyclists were killed in 2015. While some of these accidents were single vehicle accidents, the majority involved au...

April 10, 2018

Out of 408 pedestrian accidents in Delaware in 2010, 22 resulted in fatalities. In 2009, there were 277 pedestrian accidents, 14 of which resulted in fatalities.

February 13, 2018

Most of the concussions we hear about occur on Sundays. However, the gridiron is not the only place employees are at risk for concussions. We hear about explosive hits and head trauma in the NFL on a more consistent basis than the everyday workplace, however, new studies have shown concussions in the workplace have been on the rise in some unexpected occupations.

The most common misconception is th...

January 17, 2018

A vehicle carrying eighty-thousand pounds of freight spread over eighteen wheels, traveling at speeds greater than seventy-five miles per hour sounds absurd. Now factor in the only thing keeping the vehicle on the road is an operator who has been driving ten straight hours and has another four hours to go. On top of that, to achieve a bonus the driver must maintain the pace of speeds greater than...

January 5, 2018

Delaware Snowfall Traffic Statistics

The New Year brought weather that has been setting record numbers. Record lows of three degrees, zero degrees, and twelve degree highs have brought on the miserable weather we are dealing with. Delaware has accumulated a height of 11.4 inches in the southern portion of Sussex County. With the ‘bomb cyclone’ snowfall come treacherous roadways all throughout Delaw...

November 21, 2017

When a serious accident or injury occurs, the first call from a victim or witness is to emergency personnel. Paramedics, police officers, and firefighters rush to the scenes of accidents or injuries with sirens and lights on. Lawfully, these vehicles do not have to abide by standard traffic practices. However, they do have to drive with a manner of responsibility. While emergency vehicles are in r...

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