Personal Injury in Dover and Newark, Delaware

What is a Personal Injury Case, and Why do I Need to Hire an Attorney in Delaware? 

Personal injury is a type of civil action involving negligence; when another person fails to use the same care another reasonably prudent person would in similar circumstances, they may be found negligent.

Delaware Personal Injury AttorneysIn a personal injury lawsuit, victims may recover compensation for their injuries, lost wages, pain, and suffering, emotional suffering, lost companionship, wrongful death), and medical bills (past, current, and future.

The consensus is that insurance companies have teams of accident lawyers and adjusters who begin evaluating your injury claim immediately. Because of this, it is essential to retain an injury attorney immediately if you are injured because of another person’s negligence.

You never want to go up against the insurance companies alone. However, you may opt to handle your personal injury claim. In that case, the insurance carrier will inevitably offer you minimal money (a “nuisance value” offer) to simply go away.

The insurance company only offers you money because they see your claim as a mere nuisance. You can send countless letters demanding a settlement that will fall on deaf ears as they believe a non-lawyer cannot handle their own personal injury lawsuit.

It is essential to understand the complications of suing an insurance company.

Due to failure to follow the rules for personal injury claims, suits occur in many ways:

  1. The insurance company can wrongfully deny a part (or all) of a personal injury claim.
  2. It may unfairly deny a personal injury claim.
  3. It may improperly undervalue a personal injury claim. Therefore, this conduct may be considered “bad faith.”
  4. In some scenarios, the offending company can be sued directly for its “bad faith” behavior.

The key is to find a personal injury law firm that provides personal attention at your most vulnerable hour.

At the Law Office of Mary Higgins, LLC, we believe everyone deserves justice after a severe accident, and, as such, we fight aggressively for all our clients.

Your lawyer will meet with you to find out exactly what happened, then will thoroughly investigate your claim.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

  • Car Accidents
  • Bus or Truck Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Pedestrian Accident
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workplace Accident
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Ride-Share Accidents
  • Premises Liability

We will review the following:

  • Police reports
  • Medical reports
  • Witness statements
  • Review of all applicable laws
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What situation can lead to a personal injury case?
  • Car Accidents
  • Bus or Truck Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Pedestrian Accident
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Ride-Share Accidents 
  • Premises Liability

Learn more in-depth about these types of Personal Injury cases here.

What are the most common injuries of personal injuries?

For many years, people injured through no fault of their own and the families of those injured in tragic, avoidable accidents because of someone else’s carelessness have come to The Law Office of Mary Higgins LLC because we know how to recover compensation and hold the negligent accountable. Learn more about the most common injuries here. 

How much do I have to pay for a Personal Injury attorney?

Personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis. That means they are paid not by the time they invest in the case but by the ultimate result. Learn more here.

What is my Personal Injury claim worth?

It's challenging to determine what your claim is worth when you first open a case. Learn more here about what your claim is worth.

What would cause my case to go to litigation?

Your case may be in litigation if the insurance company believes you and your attorney are asking for more money than they think they should pay, or they believe their client is not at fault, or you are at least partially at fault. Learn more here.


What do I owe if I lose?

No legal fee is owed in the event of an adverse result. Learn more here. 

What should I "not do" after a Personal Injury?

Don't sabotage your claim. Remain wary about what you say to others about the accident. Learn more about what not to do now. 

How long do I have to file a claim?

When filing a personal injury claim, it’s essential to remain mindful of the statute of limitations. Learn more about how much time you have to file your claim here. 

Few Delaware resources exist to help consumers fight against illegal pressure and harassment from creditors and debt collectors. Through defending these cases, we often observe abusive collections practices with personal injury clients (in addition to the insurance hassles/fights that transpire in many personal injury cases). Our law firm has this extra experience to add to the years of personal injury cases we have won.

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