What Delaware Injury Benefits And Damages Am I Entitled To?
What Benefits Are Available After Being Injured In Delaware?
In the unfortunate event that you are injured due to another's negligence in Delaware you may be entitled to various benefits depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, the extent of your injuries, and who or what caused the accident. There can be a single party at fault or multiple liable parties. Some of the numerous benefits you can potentially be eligible for are:
Medical Expenses (current and future)
The insurance carrier or insurance company that insures the person or entity that injured you will typically pay for your medical bills. If you were injured in a car crash this is true if you were driving the vehicle that was hit or you were a passenger in the vehicle. They are responsible to pay your medical bills for up to 2 years following your accident. Medical expenses include: treatment devices, medication costs, doctor visit costs, hospital/inpatient stay costs, dental work as a result of the accident, chiropractic costs, surgical costs, anesthesia costs, x-rays, ambulance transport expenses and nursing or home health aide costs.
Sometimes this 24 month window may not be sufficient as your injuries may require long term care. Working with a skilled Delaware Personal Injury Law Firm will accurately determine your future medical expenses and negotiate on your behalf so that all future medical expenses are compensated for.
In the event someone was killed in the accident the family of the deceased may be entitled to medical bills prior to death.
Delaware No-Fault Laws Regarding Auto Accidents
The state of Delaware mandates that every registered motor vehicle carries no-fault insurance. No-fault insurance covers passengers inside the hit vehicle to have medical bills and lost wages paid by the insurance company insuring the hit vehicle. This is regardless of who is at fault or liable.
Lost wages due to being injured due to another's carelessness or negligence are compensable under Delaware law.
Pain And Suffering
In Delaware pain and suffering compensation encompass any physical, mental, emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the accident. If your injuries are severe enough you may be subject to a diminished quality of life.
If your injury was caused in an auto accident; under Delaware Uninsured Motorist Law you can seek compensation through your own insurance company if the driver that hit you is uninsured. Pain and suffering damages are extremely difficult to establish monetarily without the aide of an experienced Delaware Injury Compensation And Benefit Attorney working on your behalf.
It is important to note that pain and suffering benefits may not be afforded in all Delaware Personal Injury Cases. The exact circumstances of your accident and whom or what, caused your injury will determine if you are eligible for pain and suffering benefits. A knowledgeable Delaware Injury Lawyer will determine if you qualify for pain and suffering compensation.
Wrongful Death Compensation In Delaware
Delaware Wrongful Death Law allows for the family and dependents of the deceased person to file claims for:
Funeral And Burial Costs
Loss Of Future Wages Benefits
Loss Of Companionship Benefits
Loss Of Parental Guidance Benefits
Loss Of Consortium Benefits
As it is very complex to calculate these benefits it makes sense to hire a skilled, and experienced Delaware Fatal Injury Claim Attorney. They may be your most valuable resource in getting you appropriately compensated following the accident.
Contact A Delaware Bodily Injury Benefits Lawyer
To ensure you receive all benefits and compensation you are entitled to it makes sense to consult with a skilled Delaware Personal Injury Attorney very soon after the accident. The Delaware Injury And Accident Lawyers at The Freibott Law Firm will fight for you and make sure that your legal rights are protected throughout this emotionally and psychologically trying time. They will also strive to get you the full, fair and just compensation for your loss. Call The Freibott Law Firm at 302 633 9000 or 302 227 9559 to discuss filing your Delaware Personal Injury Lawsuit Claim. You may also email the firm here.
The Freibott Law Firm handles all types of personal injury and accident claims throughout Delaware including: Wilmington, Newport, Stanton, Newark, New Castle, Bear, Glasgow, Newark, Pike Creek, Hockessin, Claymont, Christiana, Middletown, Smyrna, Dover, Harrington, Milford, Georgetown, Millsboro, Seaford, Laurel, Delmar, Dagsboro, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Indian River and Fenwick Island.
The Freibott Law Firm competently and effectively handle personal injury , accident and wrongful death cases occurring on all Delaware roads, highways and interstates including: I-95, I-295, I-495, Route 1, Route 2, Route 4, Route 7, Route 9, Route 13, Route 113, Route 40, Route 273, Route 141, Route 41, Route 202, Route 299, Route 301, Route 8, Route 15, Route 16, Route 404, Route 30, Route 24 and Route 26.