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.

August 21, 2018

2018 is now surpassing the number of traffic fatalities from previous years 2015, 2016, 2017.

May 31, 2018

Distracted driving is an epidemic throughout our country. As more and more drivers text while on the road, distracted driving crashes are steadily increasing each year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 9 people are killed every day in the U.S. as a result of crashes involving a distracted driver.

March 2, 2018

In the past we have covered multiple topics on forced arbitration, the fine print wording in contracts that does not allow people their day in court. A lot of attention has been put on forced arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts. In September 2016, the Obama administration put a ban on forced arbitration to protect the elderly from unscrupulous, abusive, or merely bad care at nursing home...

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...

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...

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...

August 18, 2017

Ridesharing applications have exploded in popularity in recent years. The concept of a ridesharing app was developed in 2009. By 2012, Uber became an essential household name. According to Uber’s latest poll, Uber now has over 160,000 contracted drivers.

Despite Uber’s convenience and more economical transportation, there have been many serious incidents.  For example, in May of 2016, a driver was...

August 14, 2017

Knowing Your Case: Third Party Claims in Construction Accidents

As a construction worker, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), sets the standard on construction site safety. Even if your company adheres to OSHA standards, there are dangerous conditions on a construction site. Workers’ compensation may cover your medical expenses and a portion of your lost income if you are injured...

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