If you were injured in an accident in Delaware that was no fault of your own, you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim against the negligent party. A personal injury claim allows you to recover compensation for expenses and losses you incurred as a result of your accident. The award might not be able to erase your experience, but it can relieve the financial burdens associated with it, allowing you to focus on your health and well-being. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to initiate and pursue a personal injury case in Delaware. Several hurdles can get in the way of obtaining the just compensation you deserve, and if you don't have experience with the laws and processes involved, this can add more stress to an already frustrating situation.
Fortunately, you don't have to navigate your personal injury case alone. A skilled and knowledgeable Delaware personal injury attorney can represent you. Our team at Abram and Hutchison is ready to provide the compassionate and dedicated representation you deserve. Our Delaware injury lawyers have over 30 years of combined legal experience. We know how to handle these types of matters, and we will be with you throughout your case, delivering sound guidance and helping you make informed decisions on how to proceed.
Ready to take legal action against the person who caused you harm? Call us at (302) 273-1442 today.
How Do You Prove a Personal Injury Case?
When you pursue a personal injury claim against a person or entity whose negligence or reckless actions caused you harm in Delaware, the burden rests on you to prove your assertions. You must show that the person owed you a duty of care, they breached that duty, and you suffered injuries and sustained losses and expenses as a result. To do this, you must present evidence that supports your claims. When you're focusing on your personal recovery, trying to gather the necessary documents, testimony, and other evidence can feel overwhelming.
Thankfully, our Delaware personal injury lawyers are here to take care of all the legal details for you. We'll collect photos of the scene of the accident, review surveillance footage, examine the police reports, go over medical reports, and look at any other details pertinent to building a strong case on your behalf. Our team is diligent in their investigation and committed to working toward recovering fair compensation for you.
We provide legal representation for various personal injury claims, including:
How Long Does It Take to Settle a Personal Injury Case?
In a personal injury case, you can pursue compensation for damages you sustained in Delaware. Damages include losses and expenses that resulted from the accident and can be economic (meaning they're calculable, such as medical expenses) or non-economic (meaning they don’t have an exact numbe attached to them, such as pain and suffering). To receive a just award amount, your case may go through several processes, including negotiations. Depending on the circumstances, these can be lengthy.
How long it will take to resolve your personal injury case will depend on numerous factors. Because every situation and person is unique, your case’s length will differ from others’.
Regardless of the time it takes to settle your personal injury case, you can be confident that our Delaware personal injury lawyers will be by your side throughout. We'll keep you updated about the progress and answer all your questions along the way. We understand that this is a sensitive matter that can affect numerous aspects of your life, and we will be sure to give you and your case the attention deserved.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in DE?
In Delaware, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases typically depends on the specific type of personal injury claim. The statute of limitations sets a time limit within which a lawsuit must be filed after the injury occurs. If you miss this deadline, you may lose your right to pursue a legal action. Here are the general statutes of limitations for common types of personal injury cases in Delaware:
- Personal Injury: The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims, such as those resulting from car accidents, slip and fall incidents, or general negligence, is generally 2 years from the date of the injury.
- Medical Malpractice: In cases of medical malpractice, you generally have 2 years from the date the injury is discovered or reasonably should have been discovered, but no more than 3 years from the date of the alleged medical negligence. However, there is an overall cap of 3 years from the date of the act or omission.
- Product Liability: Claims related to injuries caused by defective products usually have a 2-year statute of limitations from the date of the injury.
- Wrongful Death: For wrongful death claims, which can arise from fatal personal injuries, the statute of limitations is typically 2 years from the date of the person's death.
It's important to consult with an attorney if you believe you have a personal injury claim to ensure you understand the specific statute of limitations that applies to your case. The rules and deadlines can be complex, and missing the filing deadline could prevent you from pursuing a legal action. An attorney can help you navigate the legal process, evaluate the strength of your case, and ensure that your claim is filed within the applicable statute of limitations.
Learn more about the processes of pursuing a personal injury claim by calling Abram and Hutchison at (302) 273-1442 or contacting us online.