New Castle, DE (February 2, 2024) – Officials in the New Castle area were dispatched to the scene of an injury accident on Friday, February 2nd. The accident took place around 4:50 p.m. on Route 40 near the intersection with Route 72.
According to police, at least one person sustained injuries as a result of the crash. Paramedics were also called to the crash scene to provide treatment for the injured victim. The motorist was taken to a local hospital for additional treatment. There is no word on the nature or the extent of the victim’s injuries. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Following the crash, police blocked the road while they investigated and cleared the scene. During this time, motorists were advised to use caution and to find an alternate route of travel if possible. It is not known if any charges will be filed in connection with the crash. No further information has been reported at this time.
We want to offer our thoughts and best wishes to those who were affected by this car accident in New Castle. We hope for a full recovery.
Injury Accidents in Delaware
According to the Delaware Department of Transportation, approximately 30,000 car accidents are reported across our state annually. While not every crash will result in injuries, many of them will. It is estimated that about 8,000 people are hurt in Delaware car accidents every year. Some of these injuries will be serious in nature, and a small percentage will even be fatal. Sadly, victims are often hurt in accidents that are not their fault. Speeding, impairment, and distracted driving play a major role in Delaware car accidents.
If you were injured in a car accident, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Many car accident injuries do not actually manifest right away. While you may feel fine immediately following the collision, you can begin experiencing pain several days later. Before your injuries worsen, it is important to obtain medical attention. This helps to shorten your recovery time and ensure that you are able to completely heal.
After obtaining medical treatment, you should contact an attorney for legal protection. Delaware’s car accident laws are complicated and full of traps for injured victims. Trying to handle your case on your own can lead to costly mistakes. Many victims speak with the insurance company before receiving legal advice on their situation. This can end up costing thousands of dollars in settlement money. Here at Murphy & Landon, we protect the rights of crash victims. Our firm strongly believes that all negligent drivers should be held accountable for their actions.
Our firm is standing by to speak with you at any time. Our consultations are always free for all potential and prospective clients. When we meet with you, we will go over your case in detail and help to point you in the right direction. If you need a tough and aggressive law firm, we will help you get the best results. There is no fee until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your free consultation with a car accident lawyer in New Castle, please reach out to us using our online intake form or give us a call at (302) 472-8100.
Note: Our law firm utilizes secondary sources to create this post. The facts surrounding this specific accident have not been independently verified. Contact Murphy & Landon if you locate any inaccurate information. We will update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available.
Disclaimer: None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. This is not a solicitation for business. If you have been injured in an accident, get medical attention as soon as possible. The photo used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.