We understand how devastating accidents can be for people and their families, and when accidents are caused by the negligence of another person, business, or governmental entity, the situation can feel even more troubling. At Rhoades & Morrow, we are dedicated to finding answers and seeking justice for victims of negligence and their families.
Your injuries may have left you unable to work and pay your bills, yet you are suddenly faced with a mountain of medical debt and uncertainty about the future. We are committed to helping people like you obtain the compensation you deserve, so you can focus on what really matters—your road to recovery. We exclusively represent clients who have suffered physical, financial, or emotional injuries.
Auto accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and bicycle accidents, can be caused by many different factors. Some of the more common causes of negligent accidents include intoxicated driving, distracted driving, or drowsy driving. We employ sophisticated discovery techniques that can help uncover the cause of your wreck and prove your case in court. In Delaware, you may be entitled to compensation even if your own actions or inactions were partially to blame for your injuries.
Product liability cases may arise out of one or more of the following negligent actions:
- Manufacturing defects. When an error in the manufacturing process results in a product that is different from all the others on the market, resulting in injury.
- Defective design. If a product’s design is inherently dangerous or defective (for example electronics that catch fire due to defective lithium ion batteries, or vehicles that are prone to flip over when turning), you may have a valid claim on the basis of defective design.
- Failure to provide adequate warning. These types of cases usually involve products that are dangerous in ways that are not obvious to the user, or that require the user to take some special precaution when using it.
For all defective products claims, the burden of proof falls on the plaintiff to prove that the defect at issue caused his or her injury.
In most cases, victims of negligent medical care (whether provided by a physician, surgeon, nurse, hospital, or other treatment provider), have two years from the date they knew or should have known of their injury to file a claim. Missed or delayed diagnosis, prescription errors, birth injuries, dental malpractice, and botched surgeries are common types of medical malpractice. Medical professionals are held to the standard of care that another professional in their same situation would be held to.
Nursing Home Abuse
Sadly, nursing home residents frequently suffer preventable injuries. Often these injuries are caused by negligence, neglect, or understaffing, but at times, they can be caused by intentional abuse.
Any incident where a person has suffered physical, financial, or emotional injury as a result of another’s negligent, intentional, or reckless conduct can give rise to a personal injury lawsuit.
Slip and fall accidents are extremely common, and often very serious, particularly for seniors. If you have fallen due to dangerous conditions, whether they were weather related, construction related, or due to poor oversight of a property, we can help you find answers. We consult with leading experts, and stay current on the ever-evolving field of premises liability law.
Most employees who are injured on the job are statutorily entitled to immediate coverage for medical bills and lost wages related to their injury. However, employers and insurance companies will frequently try to downplay a claimant’s injuries to avoid paying victims all they deserve. The experienced work injury lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow fight for the rights of injured workers.
When a person’s wrongful act causes the death of a loved one, a third party can bring a claim on their behalf after their passing. In Delaware, wrongful death actions are for the benefit of the spouse, parent, child, and siblings of the decedent; however, there are some exceptions.
Glasgow Personal Injury Lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow Advocate for Injured Accident Victims
To learn more about how a Glasgow personal injury lawyer at Rhoades & Morrow can help you, call our Wilmington, Delaware office at (302) 427-9500 or contact us online. We also have offices in Bear and Milford, Delaware. We represent clients in personal injury litigation throughout upstate and downstate Delaware, including those in Wilmington, Hockessin, Newark, Glasgow, Bear, Middletown, Smyrna, Dover, Milford, Lewes, Georgetown, and Seaford, as well as in New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County.