Wilmington Personal Injury Lawyer for Car Accidents, Crashes, and Other Injury
Injuries caused by others – including car and vehicle crashes, falls, or even dog attacks – can happen in an instant. The results of the injuries, however, can last a lifetime.
Tragically, crashes and other matters can result in death. If you have lost a family member due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another, please accept my condolences. I know that deaths can leave a void that can never be fulfilled. It is especially difficult when these actions are caused by deliberate, reckless actions, such as drunk and impaired driving, and texting while driving.
As a Wilmington injury lawyer I serve families and clients in the surrounding areas by providing tenacious, dedicated representation to those who are injured, as well as to the families have lost a loved one, due to the negligence, wrongful actions, and reckless behavior of others. The types of matters for which I provide representation include:
- Car accidents and crashes
- Truck crashes
- Bicycle accident
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bites
- Product liability
- Slips and Falls
- Other injury matters
How Much Does It Cost to Hire An Experienced Wilmington Personal Injury Lawyer?
As an experienced Wilmington personal injury lawyer, I understand that cost can be a significant concern for clients seeking legal representation for their personal injury cases. I represent clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t have to pay any upfront fees or out-of-pocket expenses. Instead, my legal fees are based upon a percentage of the compensation I help you recover.
The advantage of a contingency fee arrangement is that it aligns our interests – I only get paid if you receive compensation for your injuries. This model allows you to focus on healing while I work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome for your case. It’s important to note that contingency fees can vary depending on the complexity of the case and other factors, which are noted in the representation agreement.
As a dedicated Wilmington personal injury lawyer, I am committed to providing high-quality representation without burdening you with financial stress. My contingency fee model ensures that you have access to justice without worrying about upfront costs or expenses.
What Types of Damage May Be Recovered In A Wilmington Personal Injury Lawsuit?
In a Wilmington personal injury case, various types of damages may be available to compensate the injury victim for their losses. These damages are generally categorized into economic, non-economic, and, in some cases, punitive damages.
- Economic Damages. These are the quantifiable monetary losses resulting from the injury. They may include:
- Medical expenses (past and future). Costs related to medical treatment, hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, and medication.
- Lost wages. Compensation for the income lost due to the inability to work during recovery.
- Loss of earning capacity. Compensation for diminished ability to earn a living in the future as a result of the injury. d. Property damage: Reimbursement for any property damage resulting from the accident (e.g., vehicle repairs).
- Non-Economic Damages. These are more subjective and difficult to quantify but are intended to compensate for the non-financial impacts of the injury. They may include:
- Pain and suffering. Compensation for the physical pain and discomfort caused by the injury.
- Emotional distress. Compensation for the psychological impact of the injury, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Loss of consortium. Compensation for the negative effects of the injury on the relationship with a spouse or partner.
- Loss of enjoyment of life. Compensation for the diminished ability to enjoy one’s life as a result of the injury.
- Punitive Damages. These damages are not meant to compensate the victim but rather to punish the defendant for particularly egregious or reckless behavior. Punitive damages are relatively rare in personal injury cases and are only awarded in situations where the defendant’s conduct was malicious, intentional, or showed a complete disregard for the safety of others.
The specific damages available in a Wilmington personal injury case will depend on the unique circumstances of the case, the extent of the injuries, and the evidence presented. As a Wilmington injury lawyer, I can listen to the facts of your case, explain the damages to which you may be entitled, and tenaciously advocate for the maximum compensation you deserve.
The Statute of Limitations in Wilmington Personal Injury Matters
When an injury or death occurs, what is known as the “statute of limitations” governs the timing by which a lawsuit needs to be filed in order to proceed. If a lawsuit is not filed within the applicable period of time, an injured person (and the family who has lost a loved one) will be barred from bringing a claim.
In Massachusetts, the statute of limitations varies depending upon the type of claim that is brought. Additionally, if an injury or wrongful death lawsuit is to be brought against a city, state, or the federal government, there are additional requirements and conditions that may affect not only the statute of limitations, and there may be certain other required filings that must be made.
As a result, if you have been injured through the result of negligence on behalf of another person, or if a family member has died as the result of the fault of someone else, it will be in your best interests to seek an experienced Wilmington personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
How I Help Wilmington Families in Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
I provide dedicated, experienced representation in all aspects of an injury claim. My representation often involves:
- Retaining experts to conduct accident and crash scene investigations
- Deposing other parties, witnesses, and experts offered by the defense
- Working with physicians and other medical experts to learn more about the injuries that have occurred, the prognosis for recovery, and additional medical treatments that may be necessary
- Carefully documenting lost past wages
- Working with insurance companies and bill collectors regarding the status of a case and collection efforts
- Seeking compensation from an injured driver’s own insurance company, if there is applicable coverage
- Seeking to document the full extent of the pain and suffering endured by an individual and their family, as well as the family members who have lost a loved one
- Document the cost of damaged or destroyed property, such as vehicles that have been totaled
- Working with experts to identify medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages for future matters so that these matters can also be brought in the claim.
These are only some examples how I help and the damages and compensation that may be applicable; you case may have different or additional matters.
Do You Have a Case? Call for a Free Consultation With An Experienced Wilmington Personal Injury Lawyer and Learn About Your Options
In the case of an injury or death caused by someone else, it’s important to contact an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible. In addition to the statute of limitation deadlines, in some cases – especially those involving car and truck crashes, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents – it will be important to conduct a thorough accident scene investigation before changes occur.
To learn more about how I and my firm can help, I invite you to call me for a free consultation. Injury and wrongful death cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no fee unless I am able to secure compensation through a settlement or trial verdict.
Unless other arrangements are made, I also advance the costs of litigation in Wilmington injury and wrongful death cases, which can be substantial, so that you and your family will not have to be concerned about paying these costs while your case is being litigated.