When an individual becomes involved in a car accident in Delaware, they may face serious injuries, time out of work, and the uncertainty about how their injury costs may be paid. There are a few things that individuals in Delaware need to know if they have been involved in a motor vehicle accident. This is especially true if they are considering their legal options due to sustained injuries.
One of the most important things anyone involved in a Delaware car accident needs to know is that Delaware is an “at fault” state. In legal terms, this means that it is a “tort liability” state. This means that the driver that caused the accident is going to be liable for the injured party’s financial burdens such as injury or vehicle damage. In addition, due to the contributory negligence doctrine that Delaware abides by, the compensation that any one party receives will be in direct correlation to the percentage of fault that can be attributed to them. However, if an individual is found to have been more than 50 percent at fault for causing the accident, they will not be eligible to recover any damages from the other party.
All personal injury lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date of the accident in accordance to Delaware’s statute of limitations. If you have been the victim of another person’s negligence in a Delaware car accident and sustained injuries, contact our firm today to discuss your legal options at a free consultation.
MW&M is comprised of an experienced team of attorneys focusing on legal matters of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, product liability, and wrongful death in Delaware. If you require an effective attorney to guide you through these difficult legal matters, contact MW&M today to schedule a free case evaluation.