Intersection Accidents: Determining Fault and Seeking Compensation in Delaware

Intersection Accidents_ Determining Fault and Seeking Compensation in Delaware

Intersection accidents are among the most common types of car accidents and truck accidents on Delaware roads, often resulting in serious injuries and considerable property damage. Determining fault in intersection accidents can be challenging, and requires a thorough understanding of Delaware’s traffic laws and regulations. If you or a loved one were involved in an intersection accident in Delaware, it’s critical that you know your rights and your options for seeking compensation.

Proudly serving the people of Bear, Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Middletown, Milford and beyond, the experienced personal injury team at Rhoades & Morrow have dedicated their entire practice to advocating for injured citizens across Delaware, demanding justice, accountability, and rightful compensation. Trust a team backed by over three decades of experiences and successes.

Understanding Delaware Intersection Accidents 

Intersections are the point where the paths of multiple vehicles intersect, drastically increasing the risk of collisions. Factors including traffic, signal timing, road conditions, and driver behavior can increase the likelihood of an intersection accident. When driving on Delaware roads, drivers are required to adhere to specific laws when navigating intersections to ensure safety and prevent accidents. However, intersection accidents are still alarmingly common.

Determining Fault in Intersection Accidents

Establishing fault in the aftermath of an intersection accident involves assessing the actions and responsibilities of each driver involved. Delaware operates under a comparative negligence system, meaning that fault can be assigned to multiple parties, calculated by the percentage of each party’s responsibility for the accident. Critical factors to consider when determining fault include:

  • Whether the driver obeyed traffic signals, stop signs, yield signs, or other road signs governing the right of way at an intersection.
  • Whether the driver failed to yield to another vehicle with the right of way.
  • Whether the driver was speeding, or whether the driver failed to adjust their speed in adverse weather or road conditions.
  • Whether the driver was distracted.

Seeking Compensation Following a Delaware Intersection Accident

If you were injured in an intersection accident in Delaware, you may be entitled to compensation for various forms of damages, including but not limited to medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering damages. To best protect your ability to seek compensation, you should:

  1. Prioritize your health and seek medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor on the surface. Certain injuries can have a delayed onset, and a medical report documenting your injuries will serve as vital evidence.
  2. Report the accident to local law enforcement to obtain an official police report.
  3. Exchange insurance and contact information with other drivers involved and collect contact information for any witnesses at the scene.
  4. Document the scene by taking photos of the accident, vehicle damage, skid marks, traffic signals, and any visible injuries to serve as evidence when determining fault and making a case for compensation.
  5. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to safeguard your rights and guide you through the process of seeking compensation.

Rhoades & Morrow: Experienced Delaware Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting Relentlessly to Uphold Your Rights

If you or a loved one were involved in an intersection accident in Delaware and sustained injuries as a result, you don’t have to fight alone. Turn to a law firm, backed by decades of experience, dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people across Delaware. The skilled personal injury team at Rhoades & Morrow proudly serve clients across Delaware from our offices in Wilmington, Newark, Milford, and Lewes. We offer free initial consultations, so call us at (302) 427-9500 or fill out our online form today.


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