Punkin Chunkin, a Delaware tradition back from a two-year hiatus, ended with an accident and left one person critically injured in November.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Punkin Chunkin has ended with injury. In 2013, a lawsuit was privately settled in connection to an accident at that year’s event. The filed claim included negligence and liability for injuries suffered from the accident.
That same year, legislation was proposed to the General Assembly that aimed to limit access to the courts and put a cap on damages for personal injuries suffered during a non-profit event like Punkin Chunkin. Fortunately for all Delaware residents and those involved in Delaware accidents, the bills were not passed by legislature.
Kimmel Carter would like the community to know that we are committed to protecting the citizens of Delaware. We believe victims of accidents should have the ability to receive damages for their injuries if someone else is responsible.