Recovering Compensation Following a Car Accident in Delaware

Unless you live in the city, most people use a car to get from point A to point B. Driving is just a part of your daily routine, so it is probably fairly rare that you ever think about getting into an accident. Unfortunately, our relatively mundane routine is sometimes interrupted with a shock. Car accidents happen every day, but when it happens to you, it feels like an entirely different experience. If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important you read on, because you may be entitled to compensation. Here are some questions you may have regarding financial compensation:

What are the most common types of car accidents?

  • Rear-end collisions: The most common type of car accident is the rear-end collision. A rear-end collision occurs when one car strikes the car in front of it. This usually occurs during stop-and-go traffic. These accidents are also more likely to involve multiple cars.
  • Low-speed collisions: These occur most often in shopping centers and places where cars are parked. For example, a motorist backing into someone else in a parking lot is generally considered a low-speed collision.
  • Collisions at intersections: Typically called T-Bone collisions, these most often occur when a driver is attempting to go through a yellow light and a driver going in the opposite direction is making a left turn at the same time. 
  • Single-vehicle collisions: These usually occur when a motorist drifts off the road and hits a telephone pole or stationary object. These tend to happen under inclement weather conditions, such as snowy or icy roads. 

How do I recover compensation if I was injured in a car accident in Delaware?

If you wish to recover financial compensation, you first need to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. If another driver crashed into you either because he or she was not following the rules of the road or was under the influence, there is a good chance you will be able to prove his or her negligence. Capturing the incident on camera is rather obviously the best way to help prove your claim, but supporting medical records and eyewitness testimony may also boost your chances of winning your claim. Keep in mind, however, once you file your claim, insurance companies may be monitoring your social media accounts, so be very careful about what you post. They may use anything they can find to disprove your claim and deny you of your compensation.

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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.