Delaware is a bustling metropolis, full of work and industry. That means lots of vehicles, and lots of vehicles can potentially mean lots of accidents. Maybe it's you who will be hurt, or perhaps it will be a friend or family member.
Whatever the case, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris has the answers.
This is where you’ll find Delaware's statutes. This has information regarding how long you have to bring a case, damage caps on personal injury claims, and other relevant information.
In Delaware, you have two years to bring both a personal injury claim and a property damage claim. That doesn't mean the whole lawsuit must be completed in two years; all that means is the paperwork has to be filed with the court before two years are up.
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is usually free. (Keep in mind that other legal specialties, such as traffic law or IP law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency fee, which means that their office will receive a third of the eventual reward, plus office expenses.
If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't set by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something different.
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There are a lot of issues you can solve without the help of a lawyer. And if you don't know where to start, a law librarian can help you. They are often legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like Westlaw or LexisNexis. There is only one America Bar Association-approved law school within the state's borders, and the court system has three satellite libraries for the public to use in New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County.