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What To Do If You’ve Been Injured by a Drunk Driver in Delaware

What To Do If You’ve Been Injured by a Drunk Driver in Delaware

No one expects to fall victim to a drink driving accident. In one quick instant, a nighttime of happiness spent with your friends or a fun day with your children in the city can be brought to a sudden, violent conclusion. Within seconds, you can suffer debilitating injuries, or a loved one can lose their life. Even in these terrible circumstances, resources for such catastrophic incidences like this are at your fingertips. Our Delaware auto accident lawyers are here to guide you through every step of this difficult process. Drunk Driving Statistics An estimated 29 people die as the result of...

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When Your Child Was Injured Because They Were Not Wearing a Seatbelt

When Your Child Was Injured Because They Were Not Wearing a Seatbelt

For a parent, there is nothing more devastating than learning that your child has been injured as the result of a car accident. Even worse, you may be informed that the injury could have been prevented if the boy or girl had been wearing a seatbelt. In the event that your child or children were involved in a catastrophic motor vehicle accident (MVA) you may potentially face overwhelming medical bills, not to mention trauma and disturbance. With the help of a professional personal injury attorney, you can access a variety of resources. For this discussion, let’s take a closer look...

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Sports-Related Accident Traumatic Injuries in Delaware

Sports-Related Accident Traumatic Injuries in Delaware

Across the country, children, teens, and adults participate in some form of sports to develop physical fitness or simply to have fun. Whether you are a kickboxer, a wrestler, a football player, or a gymnast, there is a strong chance that you have sustained mild to moderate injuries during heated competitions or games. In one brief moment, a normally fun and energetic contest can become deadly. If you have suffered from a debilitating or life-threatening injury due to negligence, you will face lengthy rehabilitation procedures and equally overwhelming medical bills. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, you can...

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How Wrongful Death Actions Work in Delaware

How Wrongful Death Actions Work in Delaware

Nothing rattles a family more than the sudden and unexpected death of a loved one. In addition to the many personal connections that victims maintained with family members, certain deaths also create numerous financial hardships for entire families. In such cases, certain family members may file wrongful death lawsuits against the negligent party responsible for a loved one's death. A wrongful death suit is, in effect, the personal injury action the victim would have filed had he or she survived his or her accident. Many families are not immediately concerned with taking legal action, but it is essential to understand that Delaware...

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Accidents Causing Burn Injuries in Delaware

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While many people focus on the physical effects of most injuries, it is also important to keep in mind the multitude of emotional consequences that can result from certain injuries. Burn injuries not only involve immense physical pain for victims, but they also include some intense and long-lasting psychological trauma. People who have suffered severe burns can end up with their faces or other parts of their bodies being completely deformed. The pain of the event that caused these injuries is often profound. Did you or your loved one suffer serious burn injuries in an accident caused by another party's negligence in...

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How Premises Liability Works in Delaware

How Premises Liability Works in Delaware

The phrase premises liability refers to a property owner's legal responsibility for injuries caused by dangerous conditions on his or her property. The most common kind of premises liability claim is the “slip and fall” accident, but many other types of incidents can result in premises liability actions, including fires, explosions, or swimming pool accidents. Even when a property owner's negligence seems clear-cut, the negligent party's insurance company will often claim that a victim was the person responsible for his or her injuries. To minimize or outright deny liability, the insurer will argue that an accident occurred strictly because of the...

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What To Do When You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse in Delaware

What To Do When You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse in Delaware

For many Delaware families, the decision to place an elderly relative in the care of an assisted-living facility is an agonizing decision that involves numerous challenges. When a family finally commits to finding a nursing home, there is typically a lot of investigatory legwork into how much a facility can be trusted. Despite this, nursing home abuse can happen. Even after all of this work, it is not uncommon for elderly residents to become the victims of neglect or outright abuse at the hands of nursing home staff. Some cases involve serious injuries, others involve financial exploitation, and some may result...

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Get Help After Delaware Car Accident

Get Help After Delaware Car Accident

The immediate aftermath of a serious car crash is an extremely stressful and confusing time for victims who have suffered severe injuries. Long before any potential healing seems to have begun, victims may be pressured by insurance companies for negligent drivers to accept settlement offers that may or may not be enough to provide for a lifetime of new and expensive needs. You do not have to handle your accident case all by yourself. When you contact Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP, you will have somebody by your side ready to help you recover all of the compensation you are entitled...

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How Wrongful Death Claims Work in Delaware

How Wrongful Death Claims Work in Delaware

If a person is killed by the negligence or deliberate acts of another person in Delaware, it is commonly referred to as a wrongful death. When another party's wrongful act kills an individual, certain family members can be entitled to damages. Many families are far too overwhelmed with grief to even consider legal action following the death of a loved one. It remains crucial, however, for such families to quickly seek legal representation because Delaware state law only allows people a limited amount of time to take legal action. If your loved one was recently killed by the wrongful act of another...

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Be Careful After Car Accident in Delaware

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Most every automobile accident is a fairly jarring experience. People can frequently be extremely confused about what they should do in the immediate aftermath of a crash. In most cases, victims will receive medical care. At some point, the same people will contact their insurance companies to notify them about the crashes. Delaware requires all motorists to maintain automobile insurance policies that satisfy certain minimums, including personal injury protection (PIP) or “no-fault” coverage. While PIP coverage is intended to compensate people regardless of fault, insurance companies will frequently find reasons to contest these claims and reduce or completely deny payouts. Delaware Car Accident...

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