When an individual is injured because of another party’s negligence, they may take an interest in pursuing their legal options. Accidents that cause injuries may require the victim to face significant burdens that are both financial and non-financial in nature. A successful personal injury claim against the negligent party can not only bring the victim peace of mind but also allow them to recover compensation for the burdens that they incurred as a result of the accident. One of the most important things to note about any type of lawsuit, especially for personal injury cases, is that there are deadlines to file the claim.
In Delaware, injured parties have to file their personal injury cases within 2 years from the date of the accident. If they fail to do so, they may not be able to bring a personal injury case. This deadline is referred to in legal terms as the statute of limitations. This statute of limitations also applies to individuals who wish to bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one who lost their life due to another party’s negligence. They will have two years from the date of death to file a claim.
If you have questions about how to start a personal injury claim, contact our firm today and we will be happy to help.
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.