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Car Accidents Archives

Three hurt in Wilmington area accident

Rescuers had to take three people, all of who were under 30 and one of whom was a teenager, to the hospital following a crash at a Wilmington-area intersection. According to reports, the crash involved more than one vehicle. Authorities initially thought at least one of the victims had gotten trapped in their car.

Head-on collision leaves six injured in Delaware

Regardless of how defensively you drive, a negligent driver can take you by surprise in the blink of an eye, leaving you no time to react. Tragically, many car accidents caused by negligent drivers result in innocent individuals either suffering serious injuries or losing their lives. Although it may seem like these serious accidents don't occur all that frequently, the truth of the matter is that they are occurring in your neighborhood, on your commute to work, and on the same streets you drive to pick up your children.

Distracted Driving and Car Accidents

"Each day in the United States, over 8 people are killed and 1,161 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver."[1]  The term crashes can include car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, and commercial vehicle accidents, among others.  

What is whiplash?

When most people think of a car accident, they think of a devastating wreck resulting in life-threatening injuries. While these types of crashes occur with more frequency than we care to think, there are lesser accidents that can still leave victims with significant damages. Broken bones, torn ligaments, and pulled muscles may seem minor compared to traumatic brain injury, but these injuries can still wreak havoc on an individual's day-to-day life, their spirits, and their financial stability.

Drunk driver leaves six injured in Delaware car accident

It's no secret that drunk driving is dangerous. Alcohol can impair one's ability to maintain his or her lane, accurately gauge depth and remain aware of pedestrians and bicycles. However, despite extensive efforts on the part of public service agencies and law enforcement, many Delaware motorists still choose to climb behind the wheel while intoxicated. Innocent and unsuspecting motorists can be taken by surprise when this happens, leaving them with injuries and financial losses.

Civil lawsuits: a witness's character for truthfulness

There are a number of issues that may be presented at a civil trial, the outcomes of which can reshape the ultimate outcome. Some of these issues are obvious, such as the elements of negligence. Other matters, though, may not be so obvious but can be just as critical. This often arises in the context of evidence and trial rules. Those who are able to successfully navigate these issues may be able to position themselves to stand a better chance at a favorable outcome.

Distracted driving in Delaware: dangerous and unlawful

Cell phones have been ubiquitous for years now. However, the extremely popular "smartphones" have provided Delaware residents with seemingly endless ways to be in touch and stay entertained. While these devices can be extremely helpful for both one's personal and professional lives, they can be dangerous, even deadly, when one uses it while behind the wheel. A person hit by one of these distracted drivers can contact a Delaware personal injury attorney for help.

How can Delaware drivers prepare for winter roads?

Being stranded in the snow after an auto accident is not something any Delaware resident wants to do. However, like countless car accidents themselves, many local residents find themselves literally stuck in a situation they did not anticipate this time of year. Fortunately, there are several steps drivers can take to ensure that if they are hit by another driver this time of year, the situation need not go from bad to worse.

All-wheel drive does not protect against all car accidents

Many residents of Delaware enjoy the benefits of sport utility vehicles, also known as SUVs. These popular vehicles often provide ample interior room, as well as other benefits, such as all-wheel drive, sometimes known as four-wheel drive or 4x4. In general, all-wheel drive provides better handling in ice and snow during the long winters that Delaware residents must endure. However, it is easy for drivers of these vehicles -- and all drivers -- to become overly confident with their vehicle, leading to unintentional car accidents.

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