Car accidents happen frequently, and they happen everywhere. Even in our little corner of Delaware, car accidents can happen without warning, catching you off guard and potentially altering your life forever.
Even minor car accidents can leave people with injuries and car repairs, both of which quickly become costly. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you may not know where to turn next. Calling a lawyer could make the difference after a car accident you did not cause.
How We Help
We strive to provide you with support at this upsetting time in your life. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may face a lifetime of medical care. You may not be able to return to your life pre-accident. Not only can this wreak havoc on your finances, it can be especially difficult to process such dramatic life changes.
Our goal is to support you as you endeavor on this new course. We provide support by shouldering the legal burden of your car accident claim. While filing a claim or a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind, we urge you to act quickly, as there is a time limit on how much time you have to file a personal injury claim after your car accident. The sooner you speak with a trusted legal advocate, the sooner your case can move forward and the less likely it is that any witnesses forget what they saw or evidence goes missing.
Since 1990, the attorneys at Rhoades & Morrow have successfully represented car accident injury victims like you. When you partner with us, we treat you like a person, not just another number.
When you come to us, we will investigate your car accident and make sure you have a valid claim against a negligent driver. The key to getting compensation to cover your financial needs is proving negligence.
Proving negligence requires us to show that the other driver:
- Breached that duty of care by driving in an unsafe or reckless manner.
- Caused an accident where you suffered injuries.
- Owed you a duty of care to drive safely.
We know this might seem straightforward to you since you were there, you witnessed what happened, and you know the other driver is solely responsible. But we must use evidence to prove these allegations and so we may:
- Examine video and photo evidence.
- Review police records.
- Review medical records.
- Speak with medical experts.
- Speak with witnesses.
- Use car accident reconstruction experts.
We may also speak with you at length about what happened. But we may also want to better understand what your life is like now and how your injuries have impacted your ability to live your life and participate in your daily routine. For many car accident victims, this presents unique challenges and they adjust to a radically different way of life.
Getting You Compensation
The ultimate goal of filing a personal injury claim for damages against the negligent driver is to get you compensation. You have limited time to begin this process, so you must move quickly so your lawyer has time to review all of the evidence and give you the best chance of success.
When working to prove the other driver was negligent in causing your car accident, we may attempt to get you compensation for:
- Emotional distress
- Lost income
- Lost earning potential
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Pain and suffering
- Present and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
It is important to remember that you may be able to get compensation for your time out of work. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may not be able to return to work for a long time, if ever. This fact can cause serious financial hardship to even the most well-off individuals. Getting compensation for your lost income and lost earning potential can provide you with the financial support you need to focus on your health and wellbeing.
You may also be able to get money for non-economic damages, like pain and suffering and emotional distress. While these are not as simple as providing a receipt for a doctor bill, a skilled Delaware personal injury lawyer may be able to get additional compensation for you. This money can go a long way to ensuring that you are not faced with financial hardship because of an accident you did not cause.
Negotiating with Insurance Companies
When you file a personal injury claim, you are not usually directly suing the individual. You are actually suing and collecting compensation from the negligent driver’s insurance company.
Insurance companies are in the business of making money so they are not usually willing to shell out lots of cash to people injured in car accidents. As a result, you may find it challenging to manage interactions with the negligent driver’s insurance company. That is why a lawyer can be a great help.
When you partner with an experienced car accident lawyer in Delaware, they can advocate and negotiate on your behalf. They will argue and battle with the insurance company in an effort to get you maximum compensation.
That is why it is absolutely crucial that you partner with a trusted legal advisor as soon as possible after your car accident. They can advise you throughout this process and work to get you maximum compensation, so you avoid paying a dime out of your own pocket.
Bear Car Accident Lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow Help You Recover from Injuries
A car accident can send your life spiraling. Even minor injuries can cause you to miss work and important life events, let alone all of the pain and suffering you will endure. Through aggressive legal advocacy, our goal is to get you maximum compensation so you do not have to worry about paying your costly bills but instead focus solely on getting better. To determine your legal options, speak with the Bear car accident lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow. Contact us today at (302) 427-9500 to schedule your free consultation with our experienced team. With offices in Wilmington, Bear, Milford, and Lewes, Delaware, we proudly serve our neighbors across Delaware.