Since 1981, the Wilmington personal injury lawyers of Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. have been helping those who have been injured by the negligence of other parties. We have the dedication and experience to ensure your claim is successful. Some of the accidents and injuries we have helped clients with include but are not limited to:
A bicycle is the most vulnerable of vehicles on the road and injuries from a collision with a motor vehicle can be severe. The same traffic laws apply to cyclists as to other driver. Therefore, liability in a bicycle accident often has to do with who had the right of way. However, when the accident was due to unsafe road conditions such as potholes, railway tracks, or sewer grates, then the government may be liable for your injuries. Many motorists try to put the blame for an accident on the bicyclist. For this reason, it is important to have an experienced attorney investigate your claim and hold the responsible parties liable.
Most brain injuries occur from some type of blow to the head whether a bump, shake or penetration. They can also happen when brain cells are deprived of oxygen and die off. Concussions and other brain injuries can range in severity from mild to life threatening. Whether you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident, struck by an object, or any kind of motor vehicle accident, if you think you have suffered a brain injury see a doctor immediately and consult with a personal injury lawyer.
Every year approximately 450,000 people visit emergency rooms across the United States due to burns. Fortunately, the majority of these injuries are minor, but 10 percent require treatment at burn centers and long-term care. Severe burns can leave permanent scarring and disfigurement. If your burn injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation for pain and suffering, loss of limb and disability, as well as payment for your medical expenses, past and future.
A bus accident can leave passengers with serious injuries due to the nature of the vehicle. Passengers are less likely to be wearing seatbelts and anyone in the aisle at the moment of impact can be thrown about. Buses are also higher and have greater tendency to rollover in the event of an accident. Liability in a bus accident can be very complicated with responsibility falling on multiple parties including the driver, bus company, and vehicle manufacturer.
Determining fault in a car accident is sometimes very straightforward, as in the case of a rear-end collision. Other times it is more complex and insurance companies will take advantage of this to avoid paying a claim. If you find yourself in the latter situation, a skilled Delaware personal injury lawyer will be able to help you defend yourself and recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
A catastrophic injury is one that is so devastating and debilitating that the initial recovery period is likely to be long and grueling and full recovery is unlikely. The victim may require long term medical care and may never be able to return to his or her previous work or any type of work. The damages awarded in these cases can be very high to ensure the plaintiff’s lifelong medical needs are taken care of, as well as awards for pain and suffering. Only an experienced attorney can handle the complex litigation that is typical of catastrophic injury cases.
Dog Bite Accidents
The law regarding dog bites varies widely from state to state. In Delaware, the law is very comprehensive, covering bites and any other injuries caused by a dog, and all victims, not just people. The Delaware statute is a strict liability law which means that a dog owner is liable for any damage caused by the dog. Dog bite victims also have the option to sue for negligence.
Motorcycle accidents happen for many reasons. They are more susceptible to poor weather and road conditions, and they are smaller and harder for other drivers to see. Injuries from motorcycle accidents can be very serious and require significant medical care and rehabilitation. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by negligence, you may be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, the damage to your motorcycle, as well as for pain and suffering.
Pedestrian accident deaths and injuries are on the rise in the United States. A car that is traveling only 10 miles per hour can still inflict devastating injuries on a pedestrian. Distracted driving is thought to be a contributing factor in the rising number of drivers that fail to avoid pedestrians in their path.
Both private and commercial property owners have a responsibility to maintain premises that are free of hazards for the people using them. If it can be shown that an accident occurred because of an existing safety hazard that the property owner knew of and did nothing about, then the owner can be liable for injuries from the accident under premises liability law. Elevator, swimming pool, snow and ice, and fire are just a few of the accidents covered under this law.
Slip and Fall
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries, especially if the fall causes a person to hit their head or back. Premises liability law will determine if your injuries were caused by the negligence of the owner of the property where your slip and fall occurred.
Liability in truck accidents is a complex issue that can involve many parties, including the driver, the trucking company, and the manufacturer of any defective components of the truck. It is highly advisable to consult an experienced attorney if you have been injured in a truck accident so that you are not facing the truck company’s insurer and lawyers on your own.
Wrongful death lawsuits are filed on behalf of the loved ones left behind when a person dies due to the legal fault of another person. This could be anything from a car accident to product liability or medical malpractice. A qualified personal injury lawyer can help you determine if you have a wrongful death claim.
Injured workers may have options in addition to Workers’ Compensation when seeking to recover damages for their injuries. Product liability, toxic tort, and third party lawsuits are some of the choices an experienced attorney will use to hold responsible parties liable for negligence.
Wilmington Personal Injury Lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. Have Over 35 Years’ Experience Handling Personal Injury Claims
No matter what type of personal injury claim you have, a Wilmington personal injury lawyer from Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call 302-656-5445 today to schedule a free consultation or contact us online. With offices in Wilmington and Georgetown, we help clients in Dover, Delaware and throughout the state.