1. Personal injury lawyers throughout the US tell us the types of cases they specialize in.
2. Claimants (like you) submit their case details. The closest attorney, who accepts your claim type, is immediately notified.
3. Your Accident.com lawyer reaches out immediately to discuss your case or schedule a free consultation.
Hiring a lawyer is an important decision if you have large medical bills, lost wages, or were injured due to negligence.
Accident.com connects you to a lawyer that makes sure you get paid everything you are entitled to. Your lawyer files your claim for you and then negotiates the amount of your settlement.
If the insurance company is believed to be acting in bad faith, your lawyer can request a trial and sue for a higher settlement.
Your lawyer will:
1) Request medical records for you.
2) Review police reports and medical charts.
3) Communicate back and forth with your insurance adjuster.
Accident.com lawyers do the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to.
People who hire attorneys statistically receive more money in their injury settlement. Even after paying the lawyer's contingency fee, people still walk away with more money than they probably would have received without an attorney.
You do not have to pay your attorney unless you win. When you win, your lawyer is paid a percentage of your final settlement.
This means the better you do, the better your lawyer does. It’s a win-win.
Bankruptcy, divorce, criminal charges, etc, can all affect your injury case. Your personal injury lawyer is familiar with different areas of law and can work with other attorneys if needed. Your Accident.com lawyer will work with your other lawyer (from other practice areas) to reach a solution in your best interest. A personal injury lawyer can also handle the insurance company's lawyers if your case goes past negotiations.
Delaware adheres to the Contributory Negligence Rule, which means even if you are partially liable for the accident, and not more to blame than the other driver, you may be eligible for compensation. If you are found 51% or more at fault, however, you may not be entitled to recover any damages from the other driver.
Delaware handles small claim cases in the Justice of the Peace Courts. Unlike most states however, Delaware's small claims courts do not accept cases for personal injuries or pain and suffering. Small claims that are accepted in the Justice of the Peace Courts include car accident cases for property damage that is valued up to $15,000. Filing a lawsuit for a property damage claim in the small claims court may be appropriate if the insurance company has not offered a fair settlement or denied your claim, or if the driver at fault for the accident is uninsured.
Delaware's statute of limitations deadline for property damage and personal injury claims is two years. This means that after two years from the date of the accident, you will lose legal right to pursue your claim.
For the Accident.com founders, that question was: “Why is getting paid by insurance companies such a frustrating experience?" Frustrating is an understatement. Navigating the world of insurance is confusing, stressful and a step backward in time (hello, call centers). Even when they know they are covered, people know insurance companies make more money if they pay you less.
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