Delaware Personal Injury Guide

DE personal injury case & accident info

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.

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Delaware personal injury law: the basics

Delaware statutes online

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.

Delaware Code Online

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Delaware's car accident statutes of limitation

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.

Car accident lawsuit time limits by state

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Accident worksheets

Your First Meeting with an Attorney
A worksheet to prepare for your first meeting with a personal injury attorney – what to bring, what they'll ask
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Documents & Evidence Checklist
Checklist of 30 items to help you prepare for making a personal injury or accident claim
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Personal Injury Attorney Interview Sheet
Worksheet with questions to ask a personal injury attorney to help determine if he or she will be a good fit for your case
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Damages/Expenses Worksheet
Damages worksheet to track expenses for your injury claim (medical treatment, property damage, lost wages, prescriptions)
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Post-Accident Journal Form
Sample accident journal/diary to help you document the effect on your daily life
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Accident Report Form
Sample post-accident report form to keep in your glove box - fill out at the scene or as soon as you can after a car accident
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Hiring a lawyer in Delaware

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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Personal injury law basics

What is personal injury? Common questions answered. Accident & personal injury case/claim basics: read about money, insurance, liability, negligence, timing, lawsuit, settlements. Read more

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Law libraries in Delaware

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.

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