EPA Proposes to Label PFOA and PFOS Chemicals as Hazardous Substances
Posted On September 28, 2022
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it wants PFOA and PFOS, compounds of PFAS, otherwise known as “forever chemicals,” to be classified as hazardous substances. There...Read More
Burn Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Posted On September 23, 2022
While many people might not associate serious burn injuries with motor vehicle crashes, they are more common than one might think. Accident survivors who have them can face significant...Read More
What Happens When a Medical Condition Causes an Accident?
Posted On September 21, 2022
Every day, car accidents happen because of distracted driving, drunk driving, and other negligent driving behaviors, making it easier to determine who is responsible for the damages and injuries....Read More
When Should Aging Parents Stop Driving?
Posted On September 16, 2022
Having difficult conversations with loved ones is part of life, and one of the most challenging is discussing when to stop driving with your elderly parents. Adult children with...Read More
Should I Post About My Car Accident on Social Media?
Posted On September 14, 2022
Social media has become an everyday forum for people of all ages to stay in touch with each other. It is only reasonable that someone who has been in...Read More
Where Is Asbestos Found?
Posted On September 6, 2022
Asbestos is a very effective insulator and fire-retardant that can be found in homes, commercial buildings, and some products. Asbestos is dangerous when inhaled and could lead to mesothelioma...Read More
How Can I Drive Safely This Labor Day?
Posted On August 30, 2022
Labor Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September to recognize the contributions of the U.S. workforce. Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest...Read More
Back to School Safety Tips for the 2022-2023 School Year
Posted On August 23, 2022
Summer is almost over, and communities and families are getting prepared for their children to go back to school. It can be a stressful and hectic time for parents,...Read More
What Are the Types of Bone Fractures from Car Accidents?
Posted On August 9, 2022
Car accidents create a tremendous force that the body must absorb, resulting in multiple injuries, including bone fractures, ranging from mild to severe breaks, all of which are painful....Read More
Will My Car Insurance Be Enough to Cover My Accident?
Posted On August 5, 2022
Car insurance protects against financial loss in case of an automobile related incident. Depending on the coverage, this includes accident, injury, vehicle damage and more. The motorist enters an...Read More
What Injuries Can Children Suffer in a Car Accident?
Posted On August 3, 2022
Children can be uniquely impacted by car accidents for many reasons. The first is their small stature. The second is that their bodies have not yet developed fully, leaving...Read More
How Contaminated Is US Tap Water?
Posted On July 26, 2022
Millions of Americans may be shocked to know that the water they are drinking is not very safe, according to a two-year-long analysis conducted by the Environmental Working Group...Read More
How to Monitor the Health of Your Tires?
Posted On July 21, 2022
Tires are the most important safety feature of your car as they are what make contact with the road surface. When you think about it, it does not matter...Read More
What Are Safety Tips for Long Road Trips This Summer?
Posted On July 12, 2022
For many residents across Delaware, summer means long-awaited vacations and scenic road trips. If you plan to hit the highway this summer, check out these tips for a safe...Read More
How to Keep Kids Safe in a Car?
Posted On July 8, 2022
Every parent wants to keep their child safe and protected, but when it comes to cars there are many safety concerns to take into consideration both inside and outside...Read More
What Should I Do if I Hit a Parked Car?
Posted On July 6, 2022
Hitting a parked car often causes drivers to panic, typically for not knowing how to handle this type of accident. In the eyes of the law and insurance companies,...Read More
Common Summer Car Accidents
Posted On July 2, 2022
Summer road travel can be fun and exciting, but, like all road travel, it is also dangerous. With so many cars on the road during the summer months, there...Read More
Who is Liable for Road Debris Accidents?
Posted On June 30, 2022
An accident can happen to any motorist, no matter how careful one can be. Particularly road debris accidents, as many can happen in the blink of an eye. And...Read More
June is National PTSD Awareness Month
Posted On June 24, 2022
Classified as a serious psychological disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects those that experience severe and often traumatic events such as the devastation of war or a natural disaster....Read More
Chemical Exposure in the Workplace
Posted On June 22, 2022
If you are exposed to chemicals on the job and those chemicals harm you, the resulting case is known as a “toxic tort.” Toxic torts can be difficult to...Read More
What Are Spring and Summer Slip and Fall Hazards?
Posted On June 17, 2022
With the spring season fully upon us, the slips and falls normally associated with the fall and winter are thought to be finally behind us. However, that is simply...Read More
How to Choose a Car Accident Lawyer?
Posted On June 15, 2022
Car accidents are traumatic enough, especially if you sustain injuries. But dealing with insurance companies alone just adds to the trauma you have already suffered. Car accident attorneys are...Read More
How Can I Tell if Well Water is Contaminated?
Posted On June 3, 2022
In recent years, the safety of ground water and well water in Delaware has become a major issue. The problem with receiving your household water from a well is...Read More
How to Drive Safely During Memorial Day Weekend?
Posted On May 18, 2022
Memorial Day holiday travel may be especially busy this year. National auto insurer AAA reports that hotel bookings are about double what they were a year ago, which means...Read More
What are the Effects of Fracking?
Posted On May 16, 2022
One of the most controversial environmental topics in recent memory, “fracking” is a drilling method that has changed the oil and gas industry. Hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as “fracking,”...Read More
Is Delaware Well Water Safe To Drink?
Posted On May 11, 2022
Many residents in Delaware do not think twice about whether or not their well water is safe to drink, but over the last few years in Delaware, concern has...Read More
How Reliable Are Pedestrian Detection Systems?
Posted On May 6, 2022
Pedestrian-vehicle accidents can result in the worst injuries, and even cause fatalities. According to the latest information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pedestrians are...Read More
How Do I Safely Drive Through a Roundabout?
Posted On April 30, 2022
Road engineers are coming up with new and innovative ways to improve driver safety while keeping traffic congestion at a minimum. Although roundabouts have been seen mostly on European...Read More
Who Pays for Damages in Work-Related Car Accidents?
Posted On April 28, 2022
There are thousands of Delaware workers who are required to drive an employer-owned vehicle. Every day on our roads and highways, there will be hundreds and hundreds of employer-owned...Read More
Who is Liable for a Parking Lot Accident?
Posted On April 18, 2022
Parking lots can be busy, and sometimes confusing to navigate. You must. pay close attention to other vehicles, pedestrians, and workers in close proximity. Many vehicles are backing into...Read More
Report: Delaware Rivers Most Polluted
Posted On April 15, 2022
A recent study called the Clean Water Act at 50 Report was compiled by the Environmental Integrity Project. The study found that 97 percent of streams and rivers in...Read More
What Safety Driving Tips Should I Follow on Easter Weekend?
Posted On April 5, 2022
Easter is a very popular holiday in Delaware and the rest of the nation. It always falls on a Sunday, which means many people have the day off of...Read More
How Safe Are Sunroofs in Rollover Crashes?
Posted On March 29, 2022
Sunroofs are a popular feature on many vehicles. They allow more sunlight to brighten the interior, increase airflow, and provide more general comfort for you and your passengers. However,...Read More
What Should I Do if an Accident Totaled My Car?
Posted On March 25, 2022
Even if a car accident is seemingly minor, not much damage has to be done to your car for it to be totaled. Sometimes, it comes as a surprise...Read More
Can an Underinflated Tire Cause a Car Accident?
Posted On March 23, 2022
Modern tires are exceptional at providing drivers with good traction and handling. They also help to keep cars traveling safely in a straight line without pulling to one side...Read More
What Causes T-Bone Accidents?
Posted On March 16, 2022
Although most types of car accidents cause trauma, T-bone accidents can cause severe injuries and can even be fatal. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...Read More
Which Car Parts Cause the Most Accidents?
Posted On March 15, 2022
Although modern vehicles have gotten much safer over the past several decades, it is important to remember that they are still mechanical in nature, meaning they breakdown if not...Read More
How Can Motorists Avoid a Collision on St. Patrick’s Day?
Posted On March 8, 2022
St. Patrick’s Day is a beloved holiday filled with Irish cheer. However, it is also a holiday known for excessive drinking and car accidents. This year, if you plan...Read More
How Do I Spot an Aggressive Driver?
Posted On March 4, 2022
Aggressive driving is a widespread problem, and you may wonder how you can tell if someone is an aggressive driver. You might be surprised to learn that not all...Read More
How Can I Avoid a Car Accident in Rush Hour Traffic?
Posted On March 2, 2022
Most people work or attend school around the same time each day. The traditional 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. workday remains popular. That means local roads continue to be...Read More
Do Drowsy Driving Accidents Increase After the Time Change?
Posted On February 23, 2022
People across the country are getting ready for spring, and with that means the beginning of daylight saving time (DST). DST has been the topic of debate for years,...Read More
Why Is Water Quality so Important to Your Health?
Posted On February 15, 2022
It is no surprise that companies that sell filtered water systems or bottled water are so successful. Americans are scrutinizing what they put into their bodies more than ever,...Read More
Can Low-Speed Car Accidents Cause Serious Injuries?
Posted On February 8, 2022
Low-speed car accidents can still cause serious injuries. Some people might think only serious injuries are caused by violent collisions. Although that does happen, low-speed accidents can still injure...Read More
What Safety Tools Should You Keep in Your Car?
Posted On February 1, 2022
Being prepared for a roadside emergency is critical, which is why it is important to have safety tools in your vehicle. The following list can be used a guide...Read More
What Industries Are Usually Responsible for Water Contamination?
Posted On January 24, 2022
Having clean water is critical and should be easily accessible. Yet, about 80 percent of the world’s wastewater is dumped, with much of it untreated, back into the environment,...Read More
How Is Causation Proven in Environmental Litigation?
Posted On January 21, 2022
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an environmental hazard is a substance that could cause an adverse health event, such as air contaminants, toxic...Read More
What Evidence Should I Collect From the Scene of a Car Accident?
Posted On January 19, 2022
If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be able to collect evidence at the scene to help prove that the other driver was negligent. If you...Read More
How Are Car Safety Ratings Determined?
Posted On January 11, 2022
Deciding which car to buy can be a difficult decision. Before purchasing a vehicle, you might check out safety ratings online for information and recommendations. That way, you can...Read More
Tesla Touch Screen Video Game Feature Raises Safety Concerns
Posted On January 4, 2022
With the rollout of its most recent software update, car manufacturer Tesla, Inc. is raising serious safety concerns due to a feature that allows drivers to play video games...Read More
Where Do Most Car Accidents Occur?
Posted On December 23, 2021
A car accident can occur anywhere, however, there are a few places where collisions happen more frequently. Below are several common car accident locations. Intersections According to the National...Read More
What Does Total Loss Mean After a Car Accident?
Posted On December 20, 2021
Being involved in a car accident is a nerve-wracking experience, and your anxiety and stress can keep going long after the crash is over. Aside from making sure that...Read More
How Can You Prepare Your Car for Winter?
Posted On December 17, 2021
It is important to prepare your car for winter before the season officially begins. If you drive in areas where snowstorms are common, then you need to prepare you...Read More
Are There More Car Accidents Around The Holidays?
Posted On December 13, 2021
Car accidents tend to increase during the holiday season. A main reason for this is because many holiday festivities involve alcohol consumption, which leads to more drunk driving accidents....Read More
What Is Nitrate Water Contamination?
Posted On December 6, 2021
Nitrate contamination of surface water and groundwater is a result of the industrial food industry. Nitrate contamination happens with the overuse of fertilizer and from the array of manure...Read More
Can Accident Reconstruction Help Determine Liability in a Car Accident?
Posted On November 29, 2021
A car accident can happen in an instant, and not being able to recall every detail is common after you have been involved in a collision. However, accident reconstruction...Read More
Are You Traveling for Thanksgiving? Follow These Safety Tips
Posted On November 23, 2021
Each year, millions of Americans hop in the car to gather with loved ones for the annual turkey dinner celebration. Whether you travel across the country for Thanksgiving or...Read More
Can Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems Fail in Poor Weather?
Posted On November 17, 2021
Safety systems and devices in modern vehicles are becoming more robust and complex. Currently, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) in newer vehicles provide a significant amount of aid to drivers,...Read More
How Important Is Water Quality for Your Health?
Posted On November 8, 2021
Having safe drinking water provides many benefits and improves quality of life. With Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, as well as each state’s own water regulations, many communities across...Read More
Can Car Accident Injuries Be Delayed?
Posted On November 2, 2021
After a car accident, you may not always have obvious injuries. A variety of conditions could make it difficult for you to recognize the full extent of your injuries....Read More
How Can I Remain Calm After a Car Accident?
Posted On October 29, 2021
After any type of a car accident, it is important to remain calm and be aware of your surroundings. A car accident can be an overwhelming experience, so it...Read More
Do Car Accidents Increase When the Clocks Fall Back?
Posted On October 28, 2021
Getting an extra hour of sleep at the end of daylight saving time (DST) in November might seem like a wonderful gift. However, your body adapts more slowly to...Read More
How Should I Deal With Aggressive Drivers?
Posted On October 26, 2021
When drivers get emotional, the outcome could be deadly. A 2018 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAA) found that 80 percent of drivers admitted to engaging...Read More
Do Car Accidents Increase on Halloween?
Posted On October 22, 2021
One of the scariest parts of Halloween is an uptick in car accidents. In fact, State Farm reports that car accidents kill more children on Halloween than any other...Read More
What are the Dangers of Pesticide Exposure?
Posted On October 15, 2021
While pesticides are intended to kill unwanted pests, they generally do not pose a risk to humans, but there are cases where people are exposed to pesticides at hazardous...Read More
Amazon Reinstates Eligibility for Those Who Failed Drug Screen for Marijuana
Posted On October 11, 2021
In a reversal of a previous policy, Amazon, which is the second-largest employer in the United States, announced this week it will allow people who failed the company’s drug...Read More
What Should I Do if My Friend Crashed My Car?
Posted On October 7, 2021
Many people want to help their friends when they are in need. Sometimes, your friend may want to use your car. However, if you loan your car, your friend...Read More
Are Women More Likely to Die in Crashes Due to Poor Car Design?
Posted On September 27, 2021
Even though many studies show that more car accidents are caused by men, women are more likely to die in a car accident. One of the reasons for this...Read More
What Happens if I am in a Car Accident With an Uninsured Driver?
Posted On September 23, 2021
After a car accident, you may wonder who is responsible for your damages. However, what if the at-fault driver does not have enough or any coverage to reimburse you?...Read More
Does Autumn Bring Driving Hazards?
Posted On September 21, 2021
Autumn is an enjoyable season for many people. However, fall also brings many driving dangers. Fortunately, you can prepare for some fall driving dangers ahead of time. Below is...Read More
What Should I Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident?
Posted On September 15, 2021
After a hit-and-run car accident, you should try to gather as much evidence as possible. It is important to take pictures and videos of property damage and injuries. It...Read More
What if I Have No Insurance in a Rental Car Accident?
Posted On September 13, 2021
When you rent a vehicle, the rental car company will ask you if you would like to purchase insurance. Opting not to get the company’s offer of insurance will...Read More
What Should I Do if a Car Accident Caused My Brain Injury?
Posted On September 6, 2021
Following a car accident, you may be overwhelmed by many emotions. You may wonder if your life will return to normal, especially if you have a severe injury, such...Read More
What are Forever Chemicals?
Posted On August 30, 2021
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) take such as long time to break down that they are often referred to as forever chemicals. Shockingly, PFAS may be harmful to humans...Read More
How can I Stay Safe on Labor Day Weekend?
Posted On August 25, 2021
Many families finish up their vacations on Labor Day weekend, which is the unofficial end of summer. Following the lockdowns brought on by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many people...Read More
What are Essential Back-to-School Safety Tips?
Posted On August 23, 2021
As summer comes to an end, parents are redirecting their focus on the upcoming school year. This year will certainly be different as Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions begin to lift,...Read More
What are Back-to-School Driving Tips for Students?
Posted On August 16, 2021
As Coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations loosen, many students will return to in-person learning, which means that more drivers will be on the road during the school season. Newly licensed teenagers...Read More
Popular Phone App Removes Dangerous Speeding Filter
Posted On August 9, 2021
Smartphones have various applications for different uses. Snapchat is one app that includes photo and video sharing. In 2013 Snapchat, added a speed filter, and a driver could send...Read More
What are the Long-Term Effects of a Car Accident?
Posted On August 2, 2021
The long-term effects of a car accident can persist for months, years, and even for a lifetime for some individuals. Some physical impairments, like one that involves someone needing...Read More
What Should I Know About Rear-End Car Accidents?
Posted On July 21, 2021
A rear-end car accident occurs when a driver cannot stop in time to avoid slamming into the vehicle ahead of them. In the United States, around 2.5 million rear-end...Read More
What is Aspergillus Mold Contamination?
Posted On July 19, 2021
Mold contamination can happen in wet and humid conditions. It grows both inside and outside, and that means it could be inside the walls of a house. Aspergillus mold...Read More
Are Delivery Services Causing More Car Accidents?
Posted On July 13, 2021
Before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, people frequently used home delivery services for retail products and other items, but COVID-19 lockdowns increased these services even more. When people were under...Read More
New Study Suggests That Pesticides are Linked to Thyroid Cancer
Posted On July 9, 2021
A new Agricultural Health Study (AHS) study suggests that there is a definitive link between exposure to pesticides and an increased risk of thyroid cancer. Metalaxyl and lindane in...Read More
What are Common Types of Summer Accidents?
Posted On July 5, 2021
Summertime is known to be a relaxing season, but the warm weather also increases some dangers. While it is important to enjoy the beautiful summer months, it is always...Read More
What Should I Discuss With My Car Accident Lawyer?
Posted On June 28, 2021
When a person is involved in a car accident that is not their fault, it may be the first time they have ever had to hire a lawyer and...Read More
Forever Chemicals Found in Delaware Wells
Posted On June 22, 2021
It has recently been reported that manmade chemicals used in industrial manufacturing have continued to contaminate public drinking water wells in Delaware. First discovered in several wells in 2014,...Read More
What Evidence Should I Collect for a Car Accident Case?
Posted On June 16, 2021
In the confusion and stress that occurs in the moments after a car accident, it can be nearly impossible to think clearly about what just happened. Even individuals who...Read More
What is the Mold Remediation Process?
Posted On June 14, 2021
Some mold can be extremely toxic. When a person discovers mold in their home, becomes ill, or suspects there is mold in the workplace, they have several options available...Read More
How can I Drive Safely With Pets in the Vehicle?
Posted On June 7, 2021
Most pet owners travel with their companions. In fact, a 2018 survey by Go Pet Friendly revealed that approximately 95 percent of pet owners said they planned to make...Read More
What are the Health Effects of Beryllium Exposure?
Posted On June 1, 2021
Beryllium exposure is a serious concern. Beryllium is a dangerous substance, and a toxic tort case may be pursued if an injury or illness resulted because of another party’s...Read More
What are Some Tips for Driving in Fog?
Posted On May 26, 2021
It is always best to avoid driving in foggy conditions, but when fog approaches out of nowhere or when driving is unavoidable, drivers should be informed about the best...Read More
Do Car Accidents Increase During the Summer Months?
Posted On May 20, 2021
Weather conditions are a major factor in car accidents. Drivers are familiar with risks from wintery conditions, such as blizzards and black ice. Yet, the season with the greatest...Read More
Silica Dust Exposure May be Linked to Rheumatic Diseases
Posted On May 12, 2021
Exposure to silica dust, even at low levels, can result in certain types of rheumatic diseases, according to a new study from researchers at the Aarhus University and Aarhus...Read More
What are Some Important Memorial Day Weekend Driving Tips?
Posted On May 10, 2021
Each year, Memorial Day weekend brings more drivers on the road, making it more important than ever that motorists practice caution while behind the wheel. Car accidents often lead...Read More
Are Fatal Wrong-Way Car Accidents Increasing?
Posted On May 3, 2021
Wrong-way driving may not be a top leading cause of car accidents, but when these crashes occur, they are likely to involve catastrophic injuries or fatalities. When a motorist...Read More
How can a Car Accident Affect My Health?
Posted On April 28, 2021
A car accident can cause significant damage, including physical and mental injuries. From bodily injuries to mental scarring, the fallout from a serious auto accident can leave a person...Read More
White House Panel Wants Independent Investigations of Sexual Assault, Harassment in Armed Services
Posted On April 27, 2021
A special panel reviewing Department of Defense policy announced last week that sexual assault and harassment investigations in the armed forces should be handled by independent judge advocates in...Read More
What Should I Know About Delaware’s Clean Water Bill?
Posted On April 21, 2021
Environmental advocates and state residents are one step closer to receiving improved waterways after the Delaware House unanimously passed the Clean Water for Delaware Act. Some of the main...Read More
Are Women More Likely to be Seriously Injured in Car Accidents?
Posted On April 19, 2021
The results of a recent study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that the majority of those seriously injured in car accidents are women drivers....Read More
Why Should I Speak to an Attorney About Water Contamination?
Posted On April 14, 2021
Water contamination is a serious issue that can have significant adverse effects on a person’s health. Water is one of the most important substances for human life and health....Read More
How can I Stay Safe on Long Road Trips?
Posted On April 12, 2021
On a long road trip, motorists can come across negligent drivers, traffic back-ups, adverse weather, and car problems. Being prepared can help make a long trip safer for everyone....Read More
New Study Shows Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women and Babies
Posted On April 5, 2021
A new study at the University of California, San Francisco, published in Environmental Science & Technology, identified a total of 109 chemicals in blood samples of 30 pregnant women...Read More
What are the Dangers of Rollover Car Accidents?
Posted On March 29, 2021
A rollover car accident usually involves a single vehicle and falls into one of two categories: tripped or un-tripped. During a tripped rollover, the vehicle hits an object that...Read More
What Items Should be Included in a Car Accident Emergency Kit?
Posted On March 24, 2021
A car accident emergency kit can be useful in the event of a collision or a mechanical breakdown. Although it is one of the best ways to be prepared...Read More
Delaware River Basin Commission Bans Hydraulic Fracturing
Posted On March 19, 2021
As fossil fuel resources have dwindled, efforts have increased to find new avenues. The Marcellus Shale, an extensive rock formation, has been found to be a source of natural...Read More
What Should Cancer Patients Know About the Coronavirus Vaccines?
Posted On March 15, 2021
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) attacks the lungs and respiratory system and is especially dangerous for people with compromised immune systems, including cancer patients. Many cancer patients may wonder if they...Read More
Does Daylight Saving Time Cause an Influx in Fatal Car Accident Rates?
Posted On March 8, 2021
Each spring, daylight saving time (DST) challenges people to adjust to losing one hour of sleep. The time shift may cause dangers for drivers. According to a study conducted...Read More
Is Drugged Driving Becoming More Common Than Drunk Driving?
Posted On March 5, 2021
Alcohol is not the only substance that impairs a driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle. Many car accidents have resulted from motorists driving under the influence of illegal...Read More
Delaware Reaches Settlement with Chemical Company Over PFAS Contamination
Posted On February 22, 2021
In mid-February, a settlement was reached between the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and an international chemical company that had operated a facility in Delaware...Read More
How can I Stay Safe on the Highway?
Posted On February 19, 2021
The high-speed driving and traffic congestion on highways increases the likelihood of serious car accidents. Given the high stakes of highway travel, motorists may wonder what steps they can...Read More
What are the Top Car Safety Features for 2021?
Posted On February 15, 2021
For most car buyers, safety is a priority. Before purchasing a new vehicle, a person should research the most beneficial safety features. Technology is always updating, so it is...Read More
Are PFAS Commonly Found in Pesticides?
Posted On February 10, 2021
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are used in countless consumer products, including firefighting foam, non-stick cookware, and carpets. These chemicals are also used in some pesticides. Organizations like the...Read More
What are Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims?
Posted On February 9, 2021
It is not easy to think about losing a loved one. When the unforeseen happens, it is important to know what to do. Understanding wrongful death claims can relieve...Read More
Can a Brake Fluid Leak Cause a Car Accident?
Posted On February 3, 2021
Any part of a car can experience failure, including the brakes. One common cause of braking problems involves brake fluid leaking out of its container. As the fluid begins...Read More
The EPA Plans to Evaluate How Chrysotile Asbestos is Used
Posted On January 25, 2021
Asbestos has been recognized as a dangerous carcinogen for many years. Every year, many Americans die from illnesses related to asbestos exposure. Due to asbestos-related risks for workers, the...Read More
How can I Reduce Exposure to Toxic Silica Dust?
Posted On January 20, 2021
Silica, or silicon dioxide, is a natural mineral compound that can be in a crystalline or non-crystalline form. Many construction materials have silica, like stone, drywall, cement, asphalt, brick,...Read More
Study Shows That Distracted Driving is Increasing During the Pandemic
Posted On January 18, 2021
Distracted driving is dangerous because a motorist’s complete attention should be on the road. Cellphone use, changing the music, eating and drinking, and engaging with passengers are common forms...Read More
What are Common Mesothelioma Risk Factors?
Posted On January 13, 2021
Mesothelioma is a dangerous health issue that affects many people. The risks are significant, however, there are ways to lessen them. Mesothelioma is a very specific type of cancer....Read More
What Should I Do if No One Witnessed My Car Accident?
Posted On January 11, 2021
Car accidents can be traumatic and cause significant damage. Receiving compensation after a crash requires solid attention to detail and a clear picture of what happened. Witnesses play an...Read More
What are the Long-Term Effects of Benzene Exposure?
Posted On January 5, 2021
Benzene is a dangerous chemical compound. It is formed naturally in forest fires and volcanos, and it is also a component of gasoline, cigarette smoke, and crude oil. It...Read More
How to Avoid a Holiday Parking Lot Accident
Posted On December 28, 2020
Parking lots become congested during the holidays. At the end of every year, car accidents in parking lots increase by nearly 20 percent. Even though a collision in a...Read More
Can Asbestos Affect My Drinking Water?
Posted On December 21, 2020
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, it is made up of flexible fibers, which is useful in many industries. Asbestos fibers are resistant to heat, corrosion, and electricity. These...Read More
What are the Most Dangerous Winter Weather Hazards?
Posted On December 17, 2020
Winter poses special weather challenges, particularly for those in cold and snowy climates. These weather challenges can result in personal injuries, whether it is at home or on the...Read More
Promote Safe Driving During National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
Posted On December 14, 2020
December marks the end of the year, and during this time, many people celebrate the holidays irresponsibly and travel long distances as well. December is National Drunk and Drugged...Read More
EPA Changes Zone Requirements for Pesticide Applications
Posted On December 7, 2020
Recent changes to zoning rules have raised safety concerns about the use of pesticides on farming land. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tasked with regulating the use...Read More
What to Do After a Distracted Driving Accident
Posted On November 30, 2020
A large number of car accidents are caused by distracted driving, so it is important for drivers to understand how to prevent these dangerous collisions. Many of these incidents...Read More
How Do PFAS in Drinking Water Cause Cancer?
Posted On November 24, 2020
A recent study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and researchers from Indiana University have found that molecular interactions with per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) act similarly to cancer-causing chemicals....Read More
Common Pesticide May be Linked to Brain Damage in Children
Posted On November 23, 2020
A common pesticide, Chlorpyrifos, continues to be used by farmers, despite being banned in several countries and many states within the United States. Chlorpyrifos has even been linked to...Read More
How Do Trucking Companies Try to Avoid Liability After Accidents?
Posted On November 18, 2020
Truck accidents tend to cause significant property damage and injuries. Truckers usually fare better than car drivers, passengers, and motorcyclists after collisions. This does not mean that a trucking...Read More
What Should I Do if I Plan to Drive for Thanksgiving?
Posted On November 17, 2020
Travel safety is vital throughout the year, especially during Thanksgiving week. More people are on the road at this time of year. With the increase in traffic, car accidents...Read More
How can I Tell if My Tap Water is Contaminated?
Posted On November 9, 2020
Water is vital, and many people assume that all water sources are safe; however, even tap water can have contaminants. Water contamination is a major concern for any family,...Read More
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
Posted On November 2, 2020
A lot of people hear lawyers talk about victims of accidents suffering catastrophic injuries. How is a catastrophic injury defined, though? The law tries to define catastrophic injuries, but...Read More
Can an Injured Passenger Sue Both Drivers?
Posted On October 27, 2020
When people hear about car accident injuries, they often picture drivers getting hurt. However, passengers can be just as likely to suffer physical and emotional trauma during crashes. Someone...Read More
What is Personal Injury Mediation?
Posted On October 23, 2020
When a dispute arises from a personal injury claim, the injured party may choose to take the defendant to court. Alternatively, the parties may choose to avoid time and...Read More
Can I File a Toxic Tort Claim for Dangerous Silica Dust Exposure?
Posted On October 19, 2020
Individuals who have been exposed to crystalline silica dust are at risk for serious health issues. This toxic dust is used extensively in many industries and consumer products, despite...Read More
Who Do I Sue for Toxic Mold?
Posted On October 13, 2020
Finding mold in a home, rented property, or business can be shocking and worrisome. Though small amounts of mold can be effectively removed without bringing in professionals, large amounts...Read More
What Injuries are Common in the Fall Months?
Posted On October 12, 2020
Injuries can happen at any time of the year. However, some accidents tend to occur more frequently in certain months or seasons. Below is a list of some types...Read More
Amazon May be Responsible for Third-Party Defective Products
Posted On October 5, 2020
Recently, it was ruled that Amazon could be held liable for defective products after an item that was purchased on their website seriously injured a woman. A court deemed...Read More
Do I Need to Report a Minor Car Accident to the Police?
Posted On September 30, 2020
Minor car accidents happen frequently on roadways and in parking lots. Although it can be tempting for the parties involved to just exchange information without involving police, calling 911...Read More
Poor Training of Fleet Contributes to Serious Truck Accidents
Posted On September 30, 2020
Experienced workers tend to get in fewer on-the-job accidents, including truckers. Inexperienced truck drivers are more apt to cause severe truck accidents. Such crashes can lead to serious injuries....Read More
What is a Product Recall Plan?
Posted On September 29, 2020
When a product is found to be defective or dangerous, the manufacturer often issues a recall. A producer on the market has a legal duty to handle unanticipated dangers...Read More
How Can Semi-Truck Drivers Prepare for Fall?
Posted On September 23, 2020
Truck drivers must always be vigilant about safe driving. As the seasons change, so do safety issues. During fall, certain safety topics should be reviewed. Hazards in fall can...Read More
Does Manganese Cause Neurodevelopmental Issues in Children?
Posted On September 17, 2020
Like many naturally occurring elements, manganese can be beneficial in very small doses, especially when paired with other types of vitamins or minerals. However, too much manganese can lead...Read More
Do Truck Drivers Who Drink More Caffeine Have More Truck Accidents?
Posted On September 16, 2020
Driving while drowsy is extremely dangerous and should be avoided. In fact, one out of three drivers admit to driving while drowsy, making it one of the top causes...Read More
Why are Teenagers Vulnerable to Drowsy Driving Accidents?
Posted On August 31, 2020
Drowsy driving impairs a driver in ways similar to drugs and alcohol. Delayed reactions and drifting off behind the wheel are serious dangers associated with drowsy driving. Drowsy driving...Read More
How can My Children Stay Safe During the Upcoming School Session?
Posted On August 25, 2020
When parents are sending their children to school, they need to know how to keep their children safe. Parents often worry about how their children will adjust to school,...Read More
How Do I File a Toxic Tort Claim?
Posted On August 24, 2020
A tort can be defined as a civil wrong committed by one party to another that causes property damage, personal injury, or another loss. A toxic tort claim is...Read More
Why is it Crucial to Preserve Evidence for a Personal Injury Claim?
Posted On August 19, 2020
After an accident happens, one can easily be consumed with dealing with injuries and become confused on what to do next. In all the chaos, one may not be...Read More
Advocate for Clean Water During National Water Quality Month
Posted On August 18, 2020
Even in America, some kids and adults may have trouble finding access to drinkable water. Named National Water Quality Month more than a decade ago, August provides the opportunity...Read More
Why is it Important to Hire a Lawyer After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis?
Posted On August 7, 2020
Getting diagnosed with mesothelioma evokes many emotions, including frustration, worry, confusion, and anger. Contacting a lawyer who specializes in recovering damages after a mesothelioma diagnosis can help individuals figure...Read More
What Hidden Injuries Can Occur After Car Accidents?
Posted On July 29, 2020
After a serious car accident, one may find it necessary to move on in order to prevent added stress. A car accident victim probably considers themselves lucky to be...Read More
New Test Detects Water Contamination in Minutes
Posted On July 21, 2020
Water is an essential part of life, and water quality is crucial. Unfortunately, there are countless environmental factors that could lead to water contamination. If these hazards are ignored,...Read More
Who Should be Sued After a Truck Accident?
Posted On July 21, 2020
When a giant commercial truck collides with a passenger car, the resulting damage usually affects the smaller vehicle. Often, this significant size discrepancy between the two vehicles also means...Read More
How to Prepare for the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer
Posted On July 13, 2020
Summer is a dangerous time for teen drivers. Teens are recognized as the group who is most at risk for car accidents due to inexperience. In the summer, teenagers...Read More
How to Prepare a Semi-Truck for the Summer Season
Posted On July 13, 2020
Just like cars, semi-trucks must be prepared to face the hot summer months. Most semi-trucks travel thousands of miles, so it important that these trucks are prepared. They are...Read More
Findings Show That PFAS May Cause Early Menopause
Posted On July 10, 2020
Exposure to certain chemicals used in common household items may be to blame for why some women experience early menopause. Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may present serious consequences, including...Read More
What Happens if I Slip and Fall at a Resort?
Posted On June 30, 2020
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. Depending on where the accident happened, you may be able to obtain compensation for any injuries. If you were hurt while staying...Read More
Is Mesothelioma a Threat During Natural Disasters?
Posted On June 30, 2020
When a natural disaster occurs, it throws everyone into a state of crisis management. However, it can also pose unexpected threats in terms of the health of survivors and...Read More
Can Bacteria Accumulate in Pipes Due to COVID-19 Lockdowns?
Posted On June 24, 2020
As offices and places of business begin to reopen after months of closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, water quality experts are voicing concerns about the potential for disease-causing...Read More
Can Bad Habits Lead to Car Accidents?
Posted On June 24, 2020
The latest research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that drivers involved in car accidents know that they are engaging in unsafe behaviors, such as speeding or...Read More
New Senate Bills to Prevent Child Abuse and Eliminate Sexual Assault Statute of Limitations
Posted On June 19, 2020
Many different bills were passed by the state Senate this week, one regarding a mandatory training initiative for school employees to help prevent child sex abuse and another to...Read More
EPA Reverses the Regulation of Perchlorate Levels in Drinking Water
Posted On June 15, 2020
A recent reversal of an EPA regulation governing the amount of perchlorate levels in public drinking water has gained widespread attention. Many health and wellness consumer advocacy groups and...Read More
Mask Shortage Leaving American Farmers Exposed to Pesticides
Posted On June 1, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused job loss, illness, and death around the world. At the same time, there are many unintended consequences tied to the response to the novel...Read More
Reduction of Environmental Funding in Delaware
Posted On May 27, 2020
Over the last decade, there has been a steep reduction in the amount of environmental funding and staffing available at both federal and state levels. According to a new...Read More
What Medical Conditions Are Caused by Environmental Contamination?
Posted On May 26, 2020
Environmental contamination affects more than just the natural environment. Pollution can have devastating health effects on individuals exposed to toxins in their daily lives. Recognizing the most common medical...Read More
Understanding How Humans Are Exposed to Environmental Contaminants
Posted On May 15, 2020
Exposure to environmental contaminants can have serious health consequences for humans. For that reason, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tasked with monitoring the impacts of such exposures on...Read More
What is the Risk of Ethylene Oxide?
Posted On May 14, 2020
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently failed to warn numerous residents who live near most plants about the risks of increased ethylene oxide gas in the area. In fact,...Read More
EPA Awards Grant to Identify Lead in Water
Posted On May 8, 2020
The safety of Delaware’s drinking water is always a concern, especially in schools and child care facilities. As of recently, the citizens of Delaware can rest assured that their...Read More
Differences Between Bottled Water and Tap Water
Posted On April 29, 2020
Our society has vast knowledge about plastic waste and water contamination, so it may seem like a more ethical choice to get rid of bottled water and favor tap...Read More
50th Anniversary of Earth Day Shifts to a Global Digital Mobilization
Posted On April 16, 2020
The Earth Day Network announced that due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day will be celebrated digitally. On April 22, Digital Earth Day, will...Read More
Delaware’s Clean Water Trust
Posted On April 10, 2020
Governor Carney has introduced the 2020 Clean Water Bill in an effort to ensure that all Delaware residents have access to clean drinking water. The proposed legislation would also...Read More
Causation in Toxic Torts Claims
Posted On March 9, 2020
Toxic torts claims typically arise when a person is exposed to a toxic substance at work or through consumer products, pharmaceutical drugs, or the environment. Employers, manufacturers, and suppliers...Read More
Most High-Risk Jobs for Asbestos Exposure
Posted On March 2, 2020
Asbestos is now highly regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency; however, prior to its restriction, many people were exposed to asbestos in...Read More
Daylight Saving Time and Rise in Car Accidents
Posted On February 24, 2020
Once again, Delaware residents will be turning their clocks ahead one hour on the second Sunday of March at 2:00 am. Daylight saving time (DST) not only causes disturbed...Read More
Toxins in Drinking Water
Posted On February 19, 2020
Common chemicals found in many products may be poisoning our drinking water. Specific chemicals that have been used since the 1950s are still a threat to our healthy, clean,...Read More
Personal Injury Claims
Posted On February 18, 2020
Many people every year are injured in car accidents, work accidents, or by slipping and falling. There are many types of accidental injuries. However, some are more common than...Read More
Regulated Asbestos Testing in Talc Products is Overdue
Posted On February 12, 2020
In early February 2020, the FDA held a panel that discussed the rising concern about asbestos in talcum powder and cosmetics that are created with talc. The public conversation...Read More
High Carcinogen Levels Cause Drug Recalls
Posted On February 10, 2020
Heartburn sufferers have new concerns, popular heartburn relief medications may be dangerous drugs. A group of recent recalls are causing alarm that common heartburn medications contain unacceptable levels of...Read More
Winter Driving Safety Tips
Posted On February 5, 2020
Winter driving presents weather hazards unlike any other season. If you prepare properly and employ good driving practices, you will be able to drive safely during the winter and...Read More
Seven Ways to Prevent Truck Accidents
Posted On January 29, 2020
Truckers play an essential role in the American economy. Every day, commercial trucks traverse the roadways and highways of Delaware, transporting merchandise and materials from one place to another....Read More
Construction Workers and Mesothelioma
Posted On January 24, 2020
Those unfamiliar with mesothelioma may have first heard the term on the news or on television commercials years ago. People who are familiar with mesothelioma know that it is...Read More
Delaware Launches Investigation Into Wastewater Plant
Posted On January 22, 2020
Officials in Delaware are investigating equipment malfunctions at the Lewes Wastewater Treatment Plant. The malfunction caused sewage and other pollutants to pour into a local waterway, leading to water...Read More
The Dangers of Foggy Windshields
Posted On January 15, 2020
Car windows can become fogged at any time of the year, depending on the weather. When windows become fogged, drivers can experience decreased visibility, which can lead to a...Read More
Slip and Fall Accidents with Snow and Ice
Posted On January 9, 2020
With the upcoming winter months, we must remind ourselves to take proper precautions while traveling. Chances of suffering a slip and fall accidents are high due to snow and...Read More
Groundwater Contamination Relief
Posted On January 7, 2020
Water is a precious resource. In the United States, more than half of the nation’s population relies on groundwater for drinking water. Groundwater refers to water under the Earth’s...Read More
What are Common Truck Accident Injuries?
Posted On January 3, 2020
Without trucks, our country would be unable to efficiently move items from one city to another. In fact, the United States relies on trucks to ship untold amounts of...Read More
Croda Inc. Cleared to Reopen After Toxic Gas Leak
Posted On December 23, 2019
Nearly a year to the date since chemical company, Croda Inc., experienced a toxic gas leak at Atlas Point on the Delaware River, environmental officials have given the go-ahead...Read More
What Time of Day Do Truck Accidents Occur?
Posted On December 20, 2019
Accidents happen at all hours and throughout the week, but there are certain periods that experience an increase in accidents, including those that cause fatalities. Rush hour may be...Read More
EPA Weakens Rules Governing Toxic Water Pollution
Posted On December 18, 2019
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced new regulations and extended deadlines for compliance with mandates affecting coal companies. The new regulations are part of the Trump administration’s efforts...Read More
What Should I Do After a Truck Accident?
Posted On December 11, 2019
Just about every experienced driver has been involved in a simple fender bender or minor car accident involving another passenger car. After a minor car accident, you should: Pull...Read More
Asbestos Exposure to Children Remains in Philadelphia Schools
Posted On December 4, 2019
Asbestos has been found in yet another school building in Philadelphia. District administrators are scrambling to make plans for keeping school children from being exposed to the airborne toxins....Read More
What is Secondary Asbestos Exposure?
Posted On November 29, 2019
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material. It has several beneficial properties and has been used for many years in products designed to provide fire retardant and insulating properties....Read More
Slip and Falls on Wet Leaves
Posted On November 26, 2019
Although Autumn leaves can be a beautiful sight to behold, they can also be dangerous and cause injuries. Wet leaves can be just as slippery as ice. Slip and...Read More
Thanksgiving Travel Safety
Posted On November 21, 2019
Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season. Most families do their best to be together to keep family traditions and celebrate how thankful they are to have one...Read More
Refinery Explosion Health Issues
Posted On November 14, 2019
South Philadelphia is home to Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest oil refinery on the East Coast. In June, a leak at the refinery’s alkylation unit formed a ground-hugging vapor...Read More
Toxic Mold Complaints at the New York City Housing Authority
Posted On November 12, 2019
The New York Post reports that the city’s housing authority is way behind in dealing with complaints of toxic mold from tenants. For years the agency has been under...Read More
Blind Spot Truck Accidents
Posted On November 6, 2019
Driving a passenger car near a huge truck can be intimidating. For obvious reasons, it is a good idea to keep your distance from these monstrous vehicles and steer...Read More
Workers Ill from Silica Dust
Posted On November 1, 2019
A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report highlighted the risks of chronic respiratory illness for individuals working with engineered stone commonly used in residential and commercial...Read More
Halloween Slip and Fall Dangers
Posted On October 30, 2019
Halloween is intended to be one of the most fun nights of the year. Adults and children alike get into the spirit with fun costumes and festivities. Drivers are...Read More
Hydrogen Sulfide Emissions
Posted On October 23, 2019
Hydrogen sulfide is a highly combustible gas that smells like rotten eggs. In high concentrations, the gas can cause explosions, health complications, and fire when not properly handled. Recent...Read More
Corporations Accused of PFAS Contamination
Posted On October 18, 2019
Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a collection of fluorinated chemicals used in different types of industrial and consumer products. Regulation of these substances is inconsistent, and PFAS contamination may be...Read More
9/11 Mesothelioma Deaths on the Rise
Posted On October 16, 2019
Many people have heard of mesothelioma, a type of cancer associated with exposure to asbestos. In fact, mesothelioma has been linked with numerous occupations, including working as an emergency...Read More
Delaware Approves Slag Facility Despite Local Fears
Posted On October 2, 2019
Delawareans in Wilmington and New Castle County are concerned about industrial air pollutants after state officials approved the construction of a slag-grinding facility along Christiana Avenue. Residents of nearby...Read More
Drowsy Driving Truck Accidents
Posted On September 25, 2019
Proposed changes to the hours-of-service (HOS) rules would give truck drivers more flexibility in their workday. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed revisions to the HOS...Read More
Lead Crisis in Newark, New Jersey
Posted On September 20, 2019
New Jersey’s largest city is facing a water crisis as lead from antiquated sewer pipes is still being detected in drinking water supplies despite the distribution of 40,000 water...Read More
New Lymph Node Staging May Prevent Surgery
Posted On September 18, 2019
A new, minimally-invasive testing procedure used to determine lymph node staging in pleural mesothelioma is helping patients avoid unnecessary surgery in advanced cases of the disease. The endobronchial ultrasound-guided...Read More
Air Pollution Linked to Deaths
Posted On September 11, 2019
A recent study has questioned national air pollution standards and suggests that decreasing the levels allowed by law could save lives. In fact, the study claims that air pollution...Read More
PFAS Found in Contaminated Wells
Posted On September 4, 2019
Recent tests on local wells near Dover Air Force Base revealed the problem of tainted wells adjacent to the base may be more widespread than once thought. Since 2015,...Read More
What are Truck Underride Accidents?
Posted On August 29, 2019
In truck underride accidents, a smaller car becomes lodged underneath the back or side of a tractor trailer. As opposed to an override accident, which occurs when a truck...Read More
Mesothelioma Breath Test
Posted On August 14, 2019
Mesothelioma is a type of lung cancer that is caused by exposure to toxic asbestos fibers that become deeply imbedded in lung tissue where they lay dormant for 20...Read More
Delayed Approval for Hours of Service Regulations
Posted On August 12, 2019
Accidents involving commercial tractor trailers have become much too common on the country’s highways. With driver fatigue among the main causes of commercial truck accidents, the federal government has...Read More
Truck Accidents with Hazardous Materials
Posted On August 7, 2019
Truck accidents can cause serious damage and injury. Accidents involving trucks that contain hazardous materials can be catastrophic. Any truck barreling down a highway can be intimidating for nearby...Read More
Delaware Waters Tested for Fecal Bacteria
Posted On July 31, 2019
Lewes, Broadkill, and Slaughter beaches are under water advisory, according to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). Researchers from the department’s Recreational Water Program have...Read More
California Couple Awarded $2 Billion in Roundup Cancer Case
Posted On July 17, 2019
An elderly married couple who became ill after working on their Northern California family farm have been awarded more than $2 billion after proving to an Oakland, California jury...Read More
Medical Marijuana and Employment Discrimination Law
Posted On July 11, 2019
Under the Delaware Medical Marijuana Act, employers may not discriminate against state-licensed medical marijuana patients regarding hiring, terminating, or other conditions of employment. However, instances of workplace discrimination against...Read More
Delaware River Basin Fracking Ban
Posted On July 10, 2019
Efforts to generate energy and protect the environment have been at odds for decades. Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing, is a technique that drills down into the earth...Read More
Risk Evaluation for 40 Chemicals
Posted On July 3, 2019
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has initiated the first step in a new chemical evaluation prioritization process mandated by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The TSCA now requires...Read More
New Type of Radiotherapy May Extend Survival Rates
Posted On June 26, 2019
For individuals living with mesothelioma, a disease developed after exposure to asbestos fibers, available treatments are often too little, too late. That may change according to a recent study on a...Read More
100 Deadliest Days of Summer
Posted On June 21, 2019
From Memorial Day until Labor Day, the number of traffic accidents and fatalities involving teenagers increases. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that an average of 10 people...Read More
Near Miss Explosion at Refinery Raises Concern
Posted On June 19, 2019
Fuel refineries use a series of chemical reactions to arrive at the final product. Hydrogen fluoride is used in the oil refining process and causes a reaction, called alkylation,...Read More
Firefighter Safety Stand Down Week
Posted On June 14, 2019
Cancer diagnosis rates among firefighters has become a disturbing trend. A multi-year study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently found that firefighters have a...Read More
Containment Approach to Prevent Metastases in Mesothelioma Patients
Posted On June 5, 2019
Exposure to asbestos may cause mesothelioma, an aggressive form of lung cancer for which there is currently no cure. It typically develops due to workplace exposure but can also...Read More
What are the Premises Liability Laws Regarding Swimming Pools?
Posted On May 29, 2019
May is Water Safety Month and with summer quickly approaching, pools will open to the public. Long summer days by the pool should be a welcome treat, but receiving...Read More
Lead in Water Contaminates Schools
Posted On May 22, 2019
The exposure of young children to excessive levels of lead in the water at their schools is being reported throughout the country. Recent publications from researchers at the Environment...Read More
Overloaded and Overweight Truck Accidents
Posted On May 17, 2019
Truck accidents cause terrible suffering and damage every day. The sheer size and weight of these trucks increase the extent of destruction and loss. Many trucks weigh up to...Read More
Future of Artificial Intelligence and Safety Concerns
Posted On May 15, 2019
Artificial intelligence can be used to perform a multitude of beneficial tasks at greater speeds and accuracy than relying on human intelligence alone. As the future of artificial intelligence...Read More
Delaware Companies Targeted for Environmental Cleanup
Posted On May 8, 2019
Five Delaware companies have been directed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to contribute millions of dollars toward environmental cleanup efforts. According to the agency, Chemours, 3M,...Read More
Limo Liability for Prom Night Crashes
Posted On April 29, 2019
Each spring, high school students start planning for proms, a big event that seems to become more involved each year. In addition to getting a date, buying a gown...Read More
Makeup Recall Tested Positive for Asbestos
Posted On April 24, 2019
In March 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a consumer warning concerning the possibility of asbestos found in cosmetic products sold at Claire’s Stores, Inc. and Justice....Read More
Lead Exposure Linked to Poor Mental Health in Adults
Posted On April 19, 2019
From the mid-1960s until the late 1980s, gasoline was commonly treated with lead, leading to contamination of the air and soil that exposed people to the toxin. Many adults...Read More
Stages of Mesothelioma Cancer
Posted On April 17, 2019
Individuals exposed to dangerous asbestos toxins face a risk of developing mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that is frequently misdiagnosed as a lingering cold or flu. With many...Read More
DDT Exposure and Breast Cancer
Posted On April 10, 2019
The harmful pesticide, Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), is a colorless and tasteless synthetic compound that was vastly used in agricultural areas around the world. Recently, a six-decade long study conducted by...Read More
Who is Liable for Mold in Rentals?
Posted On March 27, 2019
Like all buildings, rental properties are susceptible to mold contamination. Landlords should check their buildings for mold regularly and immediately resolve any mold issues detected. Not only does mold...Read More
Refinery Fire Illustrates Environmental Dangers of Industrial Plants
Posted On March 20, 2019
When the 63-year-old oil refinery hugging the edges of Delaware City began to burn earlier this month, its plumes of smoke became visual reminders of the dangers people face...Read More
Cognitive Impairment Due to Mesothelioma
Posted On March 14, 2019
Exposure to asbestos can cause certain types of cancers, such as mesothelioma. This type of cancer occurs due to buildup of cancerous cells or tumors in the lungs, heart,...Read More
Exemptions for Asbestos Reporting
Posted On March 12, 2019
In July 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published notice of its intention to adopt new risk-based rules on asbestos. This followed 2016 amendments to the longstanding Toxic Substances...Read More
Warning Signs of Mesothelioma
Posted On March 6, 2019
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the lining of the heart, lungs, or abdomen. It is an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure and it normally...Read More
Hyundai Develops First Multi-Collision Airbag System
Posted On March 1, 2019
Hyundai is developing technology to improve the effectiveness of its existing airbag system. In response to studies that determine that many car accidents involve more than one collision, the...Read More
Sexual Abuse Lawyers Tackle Title IX Violations
Posted On February 27, 2019
When people reference Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, they often immediately think of gender discrimination in connection with collegiate athletics. However, Title IX does not simply...Read More
Exposure to Dirty Air Could Harm Hearts of Children
Posted On February 21, 2019
Exposure to toxins in polluted air can have devastating effects on an individual’s health. An Ohio State University study suggests there are also significant health risks for children whose...Read More
Attorney Crumplar Comments on Delaware Chicken Plant Wastewater Spill
Posted On February 15, 2019
Attorney Thomas C. Crumplar of Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. offered commentary on the wastewater spill that occurred at the Mountaire Farms poultry processing plant in Millsboro, Delaware. Up to one million...Read More
Mandatory Shareholder Arbitration in Delaware
Posted On February 7, 2019
A recent ruling in Delaware Chancery Court effectively prohibits corporations from forcing shareholders to litigate initial public offering (IPO) fraud claims in federal court through forum selection clauses in...Read More
USA Gymnastics Files Bankruptcy
Posted On January 30, 2019
Hundreds of young gymnasts and their families trusted Dr. Larry Nassar, the longtime USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University team physician. Their trust was unfounded, as Nassar was arrested...Read More
Legislature to Pass Updated New York Child Victims Act
Posted On January 28, 2019
The New York legislature is set to pass the updated New York Child Victims Act on Monday. Revisions to the act will grant sexual abuse survivors more opportunities to...Read More
Title IX Regulations Off Campus
Posted On January 24, 2019
Title IX prohibits university education programs and activities that receive federal funding from discriminating on the basis of sex. While regulations related to Title IX programs have existed since...Read More
Suits of Sexual Abuse Against Pittsburgh Diocese
Posted On January 22, 2019
Sexual abuse of children is among the most heinous crimes a person can commit. Yet, over the past few years, evidence of extensive sexual abuse of children by priests...Read More
Delaware Prevents Lead Poisoning
Posted On January 17, 2019
Recently, House Bill 456 made Delaware the first state to ban lead paint on outdoor structures, including water towers, bridges, playground equipment, and roads. Lead poisoning is serious and can...Read More
Contamination at Dover Air Force Base
Posted On January 15, 2019
The Dover Air Force Base is among several local military sites that have extraordinarily high levels of ground water contamination from two perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCs). Measurements of two such...Read More
Household Chemicals Linked to Childhood Speech Delays
Posted On January 9, 2019
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics shows a troubling connection between prenatal exposure to common household chemicals and childhood language delays....Read More
Mesothelioma Medication Concerns
Posted On December 26, 2018
Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers the organs in the human body. This type of cancer is often...Read More
Mandatory Shareholder Arbitration in Delaware
Posted On December 26, 2018
A recent ruling in a Delaware Chancery Court case, Sciabucchi v Salzberg, mandates that corporations cannot force shareholders to litigate initial public offering (IPO) fraud claims in federal court...Read More
Nearly 80 Abusive Priests Remain on Diocese Payroll
Posted On December 19, 2018
In August, a Pennsylvania grand jury report identified over 300 abusive priests in the Catholic church and detailed alleged acts of sexual abuse committed against children within six dioceses...Read More
Why Asbestos is Dangerous
Posted On December 13, 2018
Exposure to asbestos has been known to cause cancer for decades. All forms of asbestos are fibrous mineral materials that are heat-resistant. Asbestos is also resistant to electricity, chemical...Read More
What Feds Want to Find in Clergy Abuse Cases
Posted On December 11, 2018
In another investigation into the Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania, the FBI is collecting specific evidence to prove that Catholic clergy committed sexual crimes against children. The investigation included recovering...Read More
Truck Accidents Increase During the Holidays
Posted On December 5, 2018
Spending time with family, attending holiday parties, volunteering, and going to the mall are all part of that favorite time of year: the holiday season. It all starts on...Read More
Rules for Car Emissions Lead to More Illnesses
Posted On November 28, 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the responsibility of protecting the nation’s environmental assets, including the air, land, and water. Under the Obama administration, the EPA set standards to...Read More
Cancer Agent in Firefighter’s Gear
Posted On November 21, 2018
Firefighters have a higher rate of cancer than those in other professions. A few years ago, a multi-year study of 30,000 firefighters was started by the National Institute for...Read More
Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse
Posted On November 19, 2018
A grand jury report detailed credible allegations of sex abuse against approximately 1,000 child victims by more than 300 Catholic priests in Pennsylvania. Due to lack of reporting, the...Read More
DelDOT Construction Shuts Down for Environmental Violation
Posted On November 15, 2018
According to documents that were obtained by The News Journal, contractors performing construction on Delaware’s primary north-south artery of the highway were issued a violation by state environmental regulators....Read More
How to Safely Dispose of Asbestos Waste
Posted On November 13, 2018
Asbestos is a known carcinogen that can cause serious health risks to humans. While asbestos is not usually hazardous in its bonded form, it becomes toxic when the material...Read More
Self-Driving Car Crash Concerns
Posted On November 7, 2018
Autonomous cars are becoming more prevalent on American roadways. It is no surprise that as we struggle to adapt to this new technology, accidents will happen. Many argue that...Read More
Delaware Launches Investigation Into Potential Clergy Sex Abuse
Posted On November 5, 2018
Delaware launched an investigation into potential sexual abuse committed by priests in the Catholic church community. The current Attorney General Matt Denn issued a subpoena to the Catholic Diocese...Read More
Big Brother Pennsylvania Should Learn From Its Little Brother Delaware
Posted On October 19, 2018
By: Thomas C. Crumplar Years ago, when they were both colonies, Delaware and Pennsylvania had the same Governor and their own legislature. For years, Delaware has looked to Pennsylvania...Read More
Drowsy Driving Risks in the Ridesharing Industry
Posted On October 18, 2018
Many individuals now turn to ridesharing companies such as Lyft or Uber for their transportation needs. As independent contractors, the majority of ridesharing drivers are not screened for potential...Read More
The Risk of Asbestos Exposure After a Disaster
Posted On October 16, 2018
Beyond the immediate loss and devastation that natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and tragedies like Sept. 11 cause, exposure to toxic substances left behind after these events pose an...Read More
Sen. Scarnati’s Proposed Compensation Fund – a Scam
Posted On October 15, 2018
By: Thomas C. Crumplar It is no surprise that the Catholic hierarchy in Pennsylvania has warmly embraced Sen. Scarnati’s last minute attempt to derail the momentum to pass a...Read More
Glowing Tumor Technology Shown to Improve Mesothelioma Surgery
Posted On October 10, 2018
Receiving a diagnosis of mesothelioma, while not as common as it used to be, can still be quite scary, with a five-year survival rate of just 15 percent. With...Read More
Asbestos Found in Playskool Crayons
Posted On October 3, 2018
Parents everywhere are heading out to the local stores to purchase economical school supplies for their children. However, what many may not realize is that one quick trip to...Read More
Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Posted On September 26, 2018
Children are often the target of sexual abusers. In fact, children are three times more likely to be victims of rape than adults. The majority of child abusers are...Read More
Teens and Distracted Driving Accidents
Posted On September 20, 2018
Distracted driving accidents are the cause of approximately nine fatalities and more than 1,000 injuries daily, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Drivers face three...Read More
Asbestos Potentially Back in Manufacturing
Posted On September 18, 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorized a “significant new use rule” (SNUR), allowing for the potential reintroduction of asbestos into manufacturing. Under the rule, asbestos may be used to...Read More
Silica Exposure Risks at Work
Posted On September 13, 2018
Across the country, millions of United States workers have been exposed to a substance called crystalline silica. Found in the Earth’s crust, this mineral is used in the manufacture...Read More
Cardinal Resigns Amid Sex Abuse Allegations
Posted On September 11, 2018
In July, a prominent Cardinal resigned over allegations that he sexually abused both minors and adult seminary students over a period spanning several decades. Pope Francis accepted the resignation...Read More
Too Fast Vs. Too Slow Drivers
Posted On September 5, 2018
The Delaware legislature has recently debated the issue of what type of driver is more dangerous: The debate centered around whether the more dangerous driver is one that drives...Read More
What to Do After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis
Posted On August 28, 2018
Receiving a cancer diagnosis of mesothelioma can be overwhelming. Questions about proper treatment methods, life expectancy, and costs of medical expenses are especially common. To avoid additional stress, families...Read More
Toxic Mold in State Office
Posted On August 23, 2018
Employees of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services noticed small amounts of mold growing on bookcases, surfaces, and chairs at a state office in the Blue Hen...Read More
Workplace Violence and Workers’ Compensation
Posted On August 21, 2018
Roughly 2 million American workers report having been victim of some form of workplace violence every year. Countless more choose not to report their incidents. Workplace violence takes many...Read More
Delaware Road Deaths Outpacing 2017
Posted On August 14, 2018
Delaware Office of Highway Safety statistics show the number of Delaware roadway fatalities in 2018 is outpacing last year’s numbers – much to the concern of Delaware officials. At...Read More
Occupational Exposure to Toxins
Posted On August 8, 2018
Millions of employees report to offices and job sites where they are in contact with dangerous chemicals every day. It could be at a hospital, a construction site, a...Read More
Signs a Child is Being Groomed for Sexual Abuse
Posted On August 6, 2018
Research from the American Psychological Association has shown that most sexual abuse occurs at the hands of a person that a child knows and trusts. To earn a victim’s...Read More
What is Comparative Negligence?
Posted On July 30, 2018
If you are seeking compensation in a personal injury case in Delaware, then it is important to understand the state laws regarding liability for an injury. Delaware Code Title...Read More
Immunotherapy and Mesothelioma
Posted On July 16, 2018
Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that usually forms in the soft tissue around the lungs and affects thousands of people each year. The United States alone sees 3,000 new...Read More
Take-Home Asbestos Case Decision Reversed
Posted On July 12, 2018
Delaware’s Supreme Court recently reversed a dismissal of a “take-home” asbestos case. This precedent-setting ruling overturned a Delaware law that protected companies from being liable to workers’ spouses. It...Read More
Dangerous Understaffing in Prisons
Posted On July 10, 2018
The fatal prison uprising that occurred in February 2017 at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware demonstrates the understaffing issues affecting prisons nationwide. During the incident,...Read More
Prevent Swimming Pool Electric Shock
Posted On July 9, 2018
As summer begins, families across the country will retreat to their backyards and community swimming pools to have fun and cool off. Swimmers need to know that drowning is...Read More
Lawsuit Filed Against Mountaire Farms Amid Water Pollution Claims
Posted On July 5, 2018
Executives at the Mountaire Farms poultry processing plant will soon have to answer to the dozens of area residents who claim they suffered severe harm because of the company’s...Read More
Michigan State Sexual Abuse Settlement
Posted On July 2, 2018
Michigan State University will award $425 million dollars to the 332 victims who were sexually abused by the university’s sports doctor, Lawrence G. Nassar. Another $75 million is set...Read More
Differences Between Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer
Posted On June 30, 2018
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that can affect the lungs, but it is not lung cancer. There are differences between mesothelioma and lung cancer and it is important...Read More
High Winds and Truck Accidents
Posted On June 21, 2018
Late November 2017, fourteen tractor trailers were seen lying on their sides in Colorado and Wyoming along a major interstate highway, close to the state line. The Denver Post...Read More
Bill to Allow License Suspension for Teachers Who May Pose a Threat to Students
Posted On June 15, 2018
Any parent would agree that a student’s safety at school should always come first. A proposed bill in Delaware aims to accomplish that by giving the Secretary of Education...Read More
House Approves Bill Protecting Children from Sexual Offenses in Delaware
Posted On June 6, 2018
On Tuesday, the Delaware House of Representatives approved a bill that further protects children from sexual offenses. The bill, House Bill 259, would update current legislation by strengthening the...Read More
AAA Study on Distracted Driving
Posted On June 6, 2018
A new American Automobile Association Foundation (AAA) survey shows that while most drivers are aware of the dangers associated with distracted driving, it does not stop them from engaging...Read More
Memorial Day Safe Driving Tips
Posted On May 25, 2018
Are you celebrating the unofficial start of summer by traveling to your favorite vacation spot, or to a family barbeque in another state? If so, you are not alone....Read More
Memorial Day Weekend Slip and Fall Hazards
Posted On May 23, 2018
As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day weekend brings millions of Americans back to the beach, the campground, and the pool. Every summer, families make memories to last...Read More
Crash Test Focuses on Passenger Safety
Posted On May 14, 2018
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has many rigorous tests that determine its safety ratings for the more than 200 models of cars and trucks available to consumers....Read More
Bridgeville Car Accident Fatally Injures Maryland Man
Posted On May 14, 2018
A man sustained fatal injuries after a car accident in Bridgeville, Delaware on Sunday night. Just after 11 pm, the fatal car crash occurred when a sedan traveling at...Read More
Asbestos Found in Makeup Marketed to Children
Posted On April 30, 2018
The non-profit consumer watchdog group Unites States Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), tested makeup products containing talc and found three that contained high levels of asbestos. All three products...Read More
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Posted On April 27, 2018
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that bicyclists accounted for two percent of all traffic deaths, and two percent of all crash-related injuries in 2014. When the...Read More
Head-on Collision with Tractor-Trailer in Seaford Injures Three Victims
Posted On April 20, 2018
A head-on collision involving a tractor-trailer and a car left three victims with a range of personal injuries. Just after 11 pm, on Thursday night, the truck accident occurred...Read More
Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act
Posted On April 10, 2018
The bipartisan Bicycle Friendly Delaware Act signed into law last October establishes more rights for bicyclists in Delaware and includes some new rules for everyone. For instance, honking at...Read More
Many Mesothelioma Patients Never Receive Treatment
Posted On April 4, 2018
According to new data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), between 20 and 30 percent of people with malignant mesothelioma never receive any cancer treatment. Mesothelioma is a rare...Read More
Fatal Car Crash in Frederica Claims Woman’s Life and Injures Three
Posted On March 26, 2018
A fatal car crash that occurred in Frederica, Delaware, claimed a woman’s life and injured three other victims. Around 9:15 pm, on Sunday night, the fatal car accident took...Read More
Bill to Prevent Side Underride Accidents
Posted On March 21, 2018
When a car and truck collide in a crash, the greater height of the truck makes it possible for the car to slide underneath causing severe injuries to those...Read More
EPA Rule Change and Teens’ Chemical Exposure Risk
Posted On March 15, 2018
Workers under the age of 18 may be at increased risk of toxic chemical exposure if the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) succeeds in changing the Agricultural Worker Protection...Read More
Daylight Saving Time Accidents
Posted On March 10, 2018
Daylight saving time was begun with the idea that if clocks were turned an hour forward in the spring, we would have an extra hour of daylight in the...Read More
Wrongful Death Suits in Delaware
Posted On March 8, 2018
A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil case that may be filed when the wrongful actions of another party cause the death of someone else. A wrongful act is...Read More
Dover Car Crash Leaves Young Girl with Critical Injuries
Posted On March 2, 2018
A car crash in Dover, Delaware left a young girl critically injured on Thursday night. Around 7:30 pm, the car accident occurred when a 39-year-old man from Ellendale, Delaware,...Read More
There’s Injustice in the Water in Delaware
Posted On February 22, 2018
When taking a drink of water from the kitchen faucet, or filling the tub for a bath, few people stop to think about the cleanliness of the water. But...Read More
Distracted Driving Study Results
Posted On February 20, 2018
Smart phone usage behind the wheel has spun out of control in recent years. Distracted driving has been a major contributor in the overall rise of U.S. traffic deaths....Read More
Challenges of Doctor-Patient Sex Assault Cases
Posted On February 9, 2018
When you see a physician for a medical appointment, you expect to receive the highest standard of care, and you also expect that you will be treated ethically. After...Read More
Safety Tips for Teen Drivers
Posted On February 6, 2018
Most teens count down the days until they finally earn their driver’s license. Their parents are not always quite as enthusiastic however. The thought of their nervous and inexperienced...Read More
FDA Targets Homeopathic Drugs for Safety Risks
Posted On January 30, 2018
At present, homeopathic drugs sold in the United States do not have to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the way conventional drugs do. Recently though,...Read More
Women’s Risk of Mesothelioma
Posted On January 25, 2018
Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer most commonly diagnosed in older, male military service members and blue-collar workers who were exposed to asbestos. However, the disease has become...Read More
Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Sentenced to 175 Years for Sexual Assaults
Posted On January 24, 2018
The former USA Gymnastics doctor who sexually assaulted over 160 victims, including several Olympic gymnasts, was sentenced for his criminal acts. Larry Nassar received up to 175 years in...Read More
Car Wrecks Jump During Snow Fall
Posted On January 23, 2018
When winter hits, precipitation means more car accidents. It does not have to be a major accumulation, just enough snow, sleet, or ice to make things slick and slippery....Read More
Operation Safe Driver Week Highlights Unsafe Driving Behaviors
Posted On January 18, 2018
Law enforcement agencies in both the United States and Canada recently participated in “Operation Safe Driver Week” in an effort to increase driver awareness about some of the most...Read More
Filing a Civil Lawsuit for Child Sexual Abuse
Posted On January 11, 2018
Victims of child sexual abuse may pursue both criminal charges and civil lawsuits. Whereas criminal cases are brought by the government and may involve jail time as a punishment,...Read More
Mountaire Water Contamination Survey
Posted On January 4, 2018
The Delaware toxic tort lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. have partnered with the law firm of Nidel & Nace, P.L.L.C. to investigate claims of dangerous water contamination in...Read More
Taking Notes After An Accident
Posted On December 26, 2017
When someone is injured in an accident, whether it is a car wreck, slip and fall, or some other occurrence, it is essential to write down what transpired as...Read More
Mesothelioma Survival Rates Improving
Posted On December 23, 2017
While there is still no cure for mesothelioma, survival rates are improving – giving victims of this rare but aggressive cancer new hope for the future. Mesothelioma is a...Read More
Dangerous Drinking Water Near Mountaire Farms
Posted On December 19, 2017
As reported in The News Journal and other Delaware media repeatedly in recent weeks, homeowners surrounding the area of Mountaire Farm’s Millsboro, Delaware poultry processing plant have been warned...Read More
Types of Defective Product Liability Claims
Posted On December 11, 2017
Dangerous or defective products cause injury to millions of consumers each year, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. The injuries arise from various products including household...Read More
Liability for Toxic Mold
Posted On December 8, 2017
Exposure to the spores of certain types of mold can cause serious health problems. People with existing health issues or compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to these dangerous...Read More
Safe Shopping for Toys
Posted On November 22, 2017
Every year sees many children rushed to the emergency room with toy-related injuries, particularly choking hazards. While many toys are well made and safe for little hands to play...Read More
Fatal Car Accident Involving Overturned Car in Seaford
Posted On November 14, 2017
On Monday afternoon, a fatal car accident in Seaford, Delaware claimed the life of one victim, and caused injuries to another individual. The crash occurred when a 31-year-old woman failed to...Read More
Church Abuse is Still a Problem
Posted On November 10, 2017
The National Religion Correspondent for The New York Times, Laurie Goodstein, has been writing about child sexual abuse for 22 years. She has covered stories over many faiths, such...Read More
Asbestos Exposure – Who is at Risk?
Posted On November 1, 2017
Despite the known link between mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, asbestos is not completely banned in the United States and risk for exposure still exists. There is no known cure...Read More
Head-on Crash in Newark Hospitalizes Four Victims
Posted On October 24, 2017
A head-on crash hospitalized four individuals in Newark, Delaware on Tuesday morning. Around 8 am, a sedan and hatchback car collided on Otts Chapel Road, leaving four victims with...Read More
Jacobs & Crumplar to Represent Victim Assaulted at Haunted Attraction
Posted On October 19, 2017
Raeann Warner of Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A., has filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of the mother of a 13-year-old girl who was raped while volunteering at Cemetery House...Read More
Two Prison Employees Killed, Several Hurt in Attempted Prison Escape
Posted On October 17, 2017
Two employees at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City, North Carolina were killed when inmates started a fire as part of an unsuccessful escape attempt. Several others were...Read More
FDA Approval of Keytruda with Chemotherapy
Posted On October 13, 2017
Keytruda is the brand name for the drug pembrolizumab, manufactured by Merck & Co. pharmaceuticals. Many are optimistic that Keytruda will be a viable and powerful treatment option for...Read More
Changes to Title IX Guidance
Posted On October 3, 2017
Victims’ rights groups and others have denounced changes made to the handling of sexual conduct claims on college and university campuses under Title IX, a federal law that prohibits...Read More
Study on Distracted Driving
Posted On September 22, 2017
Distracted driving is defined as anything that takes a driver’s attention away from driving, such as sending a text, talking on the phone, eating, applying makeup, and listening to...Read More
Delaware Correction Officer’s Request Ignored Before Fatal Prison Siege
Posted On September 15, 2017
A recently released 159-page report suggests that had a lieutenant’s request to move inmates at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center’s (JTVCC) been acted upon, he might still be...Read More
Understanding Your Risk of Mesothelioma
Posted On September 7, 2017
Mesothelioma is a vicious type of cancer that most commonly attacks the membrane lining of the lungs, but it can also affect the heart and other areas of the...Read More
Correctional Officers File Suit Over Prison Uprising
Posted On April 18, 2017
Today Jacobs & Crumplar and The Neuberger Firm, on behalf of the estate and four survivors of a deceased correctional officer, as well as five fellow officer hostages, who...Read More
Thomas Crumplar Interviewed By TNJ On Vaughn Prison Uprising
Posted On February 24, 2017
Jacobs & Crumplar attorney Thomas C. Crumplar discusses in a News Journal article injuries his correctional officer client sustained in the James Vaughn prison uprising and asks those with...Read More
When the Police Are Trigger Happy, No One is Safe
Posted On January 31, 2017
The police who risk their lives everyday are understandably concerned when they get a report about an attempted suicide. People with a gun, especially emotionally distraught ones, can pose...Read More
Police Accountability is Vital to our Democracy –Civil Lawsuits may be One Answer but Voting is the Key
Posted On December 19, 2016
In American unlike many countries the Police have a proud a tradition they are here “To Serve and To Protect “ whereas in many countries there function is to...Read More
Defendants Remove McDole Case To Federal Court
Posted On March 26, 2016
See the story published in The News Journal regarding the removal of the McDole case to Federal Court below http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2016/03/24/wilmington-attorneys-seek-transfer-mcdole-lawsuit/82238172/ Read More
Jacobs & Crumplar File Civil Rights Action On Behalf Of McDole Family
Posted On March 3, 2016
Today the grandmother and mother of Jeremy McDole filed a state court civil rights action for the tragic and unnecessary death of Jeremy, a 28 year old young black...Read More
National Media Quote Raeann Warner as Sex Abuse Specialist in Molly Shattuck Case
Posted On September 1, 2015
Raeann Warner of Jacobs & Crumplar was recently quoted by the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun on the sentencing of Molly Shattuck. In June 2015, Shattuck pled guilty...Read More
Cancer in Delaware: The Industrial Impact
Posted On August 19, 2015
Recently, the News Journal published an article about Delaware’s high lung cancer rate: the state ranks 17th in the nation for the number of men suffering from the disease...Read More
Protecting Our Children: Delaware And Other States Take Action On Behalf of Human Trafficking Victims
Posted On August 5, 2015
In 2014, the Delaware legislature signed into law S. B 197, a bill to fight human trafficking. Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose...Read More
Understanding Legal Compensation for Vaccine Injuries
Posted On July 10, 2015
The names in the following blog have been changed for identity protection purposes. Amy James wanted to get a vaccine because she had taken a job working in a...Read More
Molly Shattuck and the Double Standard of Rape
Posted On November 7, 2014
The recent press coverage of a rape of a 15 year old boy by an attractive 47 year ex Baltimore Raven Cheerleader sadly should remind all of us the...Read More
Children are the Victims, Not the Pedophiles Who Abused Them
Posted On October 7, 2014
Margo Kaplan’s article recent NY Times article is an interesting, but somewhat disturbing, read. She makes the point that being a pedophile is different than acting upon it. The...Read More
Medical Budget Cuts Mean Less Care For Our Loved Ones
Posted On September 24, 2014
With our aging population and the attempt by medical providing agencies such as the VA and Medicaid/Medicare to limit expenses by under-staffing hospitals and nursing facilities, more and more...Read More
Ask A Lawyer: Is it Legal To Fire An Employee Who Is Pregnant?
Posted On July 24, 2014
This week’s “Ask A Lawyer” question deals with employment law and discrimination. It is illegal to discriminate against an employee because she is pregnant or for any pregnancy related...Read More
Still Covering Up Abuse After All These Years
Posted On July 16, 2014
News out of Minnesota demonstrates that the hierarchy of the Catholic church is not only still in denial about abuse of children by clergy, but is still covering it...Read More
An Analysis of the 1964 Civil Rights Movement.
Posted On July 2, 2014
Jordan Perry, an attorney with Jacobs and Crumplar, recently co-authored a column with Dr. Leland Ware, the Louis L. Redding of Law and Public Policy at the University of...Read More
Vatican /Delucca and the Defrocking of Priests for Child Sex Abuse
Posted On May 7, 2014
The Vatican with great fanfare has bragged about all the priests they have defrocked for the abuse of the children of the Church. Much more has to be done...Read More
Tower Hill , Salesianum and the Simmons Delaware AG Sex Case
Posted On May 6, 2014
Let’s hope there is finally some progress from institutions in reporting abuse and in supporting the victim. According to the News Journal it was someone from Salesianum, the victims’s...Read More
Arrest of Deputy AG for Rape of a 16 Year Boy
Posted On May 5, 2014
If the allegations are true we have sadly more proof that childhood sex abuse involves all classes of society, the rich and poor the powerful and the weak are...Read More
3 Teachers Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of Children In 9 Days!!!
Posted On May 5, 2014
Since April 26, 2014 3 teachers in Delaware public schools have been arrested for sexually abusing/raping public school children!! This is an epidemic. See below for the News Journal’s...Read More
Teacher Sexually Abuses Student In Classroom
Posted On April 27, 2014
Smyrna High School teacher and coach Jennifer Suarez was charged Friday after investigators say she sexually abused a 17-year-old boy inside her classroom. The News Journal reported the story here: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2014/04/25/smyrna-teacher-charged-sexual-abuse-teen/8160081/...Read More
Senator Claire McCaskill Questions GM CEO Mary Barra
Posted On April 12, 2014
On April 2, 2014 former trial lawyer Senator Claire McCaskill questioned General Motors CEO Mary Barra at a hearing in the Senate’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and...Read More
Pennsylvania State Rep. Mark Rozzi Fights for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Posted On March 29, 2014
We need more like him. Please see attached article which details Rep. Mark Rozzi and the fight in Pennsylvania for justice for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. http://news.yahoo.com/alleged-victim-targets-accused-pedophile-priest-30-years-later-014011517.htmlRead More
A Historical Overview of Asbestos, Including the Risks it Poses Today
Posted On March 27, 2014
This recent article from the New Republic highlights the worldwide use of asbestos. The article also demonstrates that those in charge of asbestos companies knew the dangers of asbestos...Read More
Lawsuit Filed Against Robert Richards IV For Sexually Abusing Children
Posted On March 18, 2014
Today, as reported by Cris Barrish of The News Journal, WDEL, and other news media, Jacobs & Crumplar filed suit under the 2007 Child Victims Act in Sussex County...Read More
The Morse Trial-Abuse in Families
Posted On February 11, 2014
According to the press account this young girl has been living a nightmare that is reminiscent of grim fairy tale. The evil step-parent who favors his natural child. As...Read More
Chicago Diocese Covered Up Years of Abuse
Posted On January 22, 2014
The cover-up. Be it in politics or business, the problem of the cover-up is constant. Admitting that you made a mistake and failed to stop bad behavior is such...Read More
Child Abuse Enabler Freed on a Technicality
Posted On December 27, 2013
As reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer on December 27, 2013 Msgr. William Lynn who was serving a three to six year jail term for child-endangerment was released on a technicality....Read More
A champion of the rights of victims: Kelly Clark.
Posted On December 18, 2013
Jacobs & Crumplar is proud to work with countless other attorneys across the country in the fight against childhood predators and the institutions and organizations that cover-up their actions....Read More
$2.4 Million Dollar Verdict Against Abusive Marist Religious Brother
Posted On November 20, 2013
On November 18, 2013, Jacobs & Crumplar secured a $2.4 million dollar verdict against Brother Damian Galligan, a religious brother of the Marist Brothers of the Schools, for plaintiff...Read More
Legislation to Be Introduced to Limit Victim’s Rights to Access to Courts
Posted On November 7, 2013
Two pieces of legislation that will be going to a vote the week of November 11 could adversely affect victim’s rights. FACT. Asbestos companies and their supporters are...Read More
Tower Hill Headmaster Steps Down Due to Investigation Involving Child Abuse
Posted On October 23, 2013
The News Journal reports that the headmaster of Tower Hill School has stepped down because of an investigation involving child abuse allegations. http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20131023/NEWS03/310230064/Tower-Hill-headmaster-steps-down-amid-investigation-school-saysRead More
Uninsured Motorist Bill becomes law
Posted On October 21, 2013
The practice of law is often affected by what happens at the state and federal level. New laws can have both a positive and negative effect on the rights...Read More
Waterhouse v. Hollingsworth | Plaintiff’s Claims of Sexual Abuse Can Go Forward
Posted On October 17, 2013
On October 10, 2013 Judge Parkins of the Delaware Superior Court held in the attached ruling that plaintiff Jordan Waterhouse’s claims, based on sexual abuse, which were not time-barred...Read More
Delaware Supreme Court find that State police can be held liable for sexual misconduct of their officers
Posted On September 26, 2013
On September 12, 2013, the Delaware Supreme Court released its decision in Jane D.W. Doe v. State of Delaware. The issue before the Court was whether the State of...Read More
Co-Owner of Ice Rink Arrested on Molestation Charge
Posted On September 13, 2013
The co-owner of a popular Newark, DE ice rink was recently arrested. Scott Bicking has been accused by two young boys of inappropriate contact. A criminal investigation is still...Read More
Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico Filing For Bankruptcy
Posted On September 5, 2013
Facing claims of sexual abuse, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico has announced plans to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The diocese covers 53 parishes and includes...Read More
A lot of money but no apology: the NFL-Players Settlement
Posted On September 5, 2013
Football Season is back and with it comes arguments as to the best teams will be: will Alabama’s Nick Saban-led team continue its dynasty? Will Baltimore repeat as Super...Read More
Liz Lewis Rides for Cancer Research
Posted On August 29, 2013
On August 3rd and 4th of 2013, Jacobs & Crumplar attorney Elizabeth Lewis participated in the 34th 2013 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) which is 2-day, 192 mile bike ride across...Read More
Judge Implies That 14 Year Old Girl Who Cannot Legally Consent to Having Sex Asked for it From A 54 Year Old Teacher
Posted On August 29, 2013
A story by John Bacon of USA Today found at the link below, details how a Montana Judge sentenced a 54 year old former teacher who raped a 14...Read More
Restitution Paid to Survivors of Child Pornography
Posted On January 31, 2013
On January 24, 2013 The New York Times reported about the cases of several survivors of childhood sexual abuse who suffered the added trauma of knowing that videos and...Read More
Decision on Boy Scouts Case
Posted On January 29, 2013
On January 28, 2013 the Delaware Superior Court held in the case of John Doe 6 v. Boy Scouts of America that the Boy Scouts of America must produce...Read More
Sexual abuse by religious officials: Not a just a “Catholic Priest thing”
Posted On December 12, 2012
On Monday, December 10th, a NY jury found Nechemya Wberman, an unlicensed ultra-Orthodox Jewish counselor, guilty of sexual assault. As described in the NY Times, Weberman repeatedly sexually abused...Read More
4th Annual Champions for Children Prevent Child Abuse
Posted On September 25, 2012
This past Friday, several staff members of Jacobs & Crumplar attended the 4th Annual Champions for Children Gala of Prevent Child Abuse Delaware. Not only did we attend, but...Read More
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