Many people drive cars every day, causing streets to become extremely busy. Because of this, things on the road do not always go as planned and car accidents can occur. While some accidents are minor and cause little to no injuries, others can result in very serious injuries or even death. Car accidents have the power to leave individuals and families in great physical, financial, and emotional disaster. If you have been injured at the fault of another in a car accident, it is crucial to seek an experienced attorney.
Types of Accidents
There are many ways that cars may collide on the road. Some common types of accidents in Delaware may include:
- Rear-end accidents
- Side-impact collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Multi-car pile-ups
- Taxi accidents
Common Causes of Accidents
All drivers should be of sound mind and give the road their undivided attention when they are behind the wheel of a car. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and accidents happen. They may sometimes be a result of poor driving decisions or even road conditions. Some ways car accidents can happen may include:
- Texting while driving
- Using other electronic devices while driving
- Disregarding traffic signs/signals
- Drunk/drugged driving
- Excessive speeding/reckless driving
- Driving distracted
- Driving tired
Burden of Proof
In order to hold someone else responsible for your injury, you must provide what is known as the “burden of proof.” The burden of proof requires the injured party to collect evidence of the other party’s negligence. This evidence must prove that the accident and the injuries sustained were a direct result of the neglect. Evidence may consist of a police report of the accident, medical documentation of the injury, pictures of the accident, or any eye-witnesses.
The state of Delaware is an “at fault” state, which is also known as a “tort liability” state. This means that after an accident, the driver who is responsible for the crash is mostly liable for the victim’s expenses. These expenses may go towards injuries or car damages.
Personal Injury Protection
In Delaware, car insurance policies offer a “no-fault coverage.” This is also known as Personal Injury Protection (PIP). This protection is coverage of any medical expenses and lost wages immediately after the accident. PIP exists in order for victims of an accident to seek medical attention without worrying about other bills to pay. The coverage is for all parties involved in the accident, no matter who is at fault. This may include the following injuries:
- Permanent injury
- Recovering damages
- Loss of a fetus
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a car accident and seek legal representation, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. today.
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.