We are Wilmington, DE car accident lawyers who focus our law practice on serious personal injury claims and wrongful death claims against drunk drivers, drugged drivers, careless and otherwise negligent drivers, and the people who enable them to get behind the wheel.
From our offices on Delaware Avenue in Wilmington, DE, we are available to consult with counsel as jury trial specialists or to consult with the general public, in cases involving commercial trucks in interstate commerce, DART bus collisions, local live-haul truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian-struck-by-car accidents, bicyclist-struck-by-car accidents, hit-and-run and “phantom vehicle” accidents, Uninsured Motorist claims, Underinsured Motorist Claims, catastrophic injury cases and wrongful death claims.
Are you an attorney looking for a co-counsel to assist with your client’s catastrophic injury or death case? Or looking for someone to help by taking your referral? Many of our cases come to us on referral from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Maryland lawyers who need a Delaware personal injury lawyer to place their case with. In co-counsel cases, we often move the admission of out-of-state counsel pro hac vice and participate in the labor and investment of the case. In other matters, other attorneys are glad to refer their catastrophic injury and death claim to us for vigorous prosecution with the understanding that we pay referral fees as permitted under applicable law and professional conduct rules.
Wilmington, DE Car Accident Attorney
Are you a member of the general public searching for a Delaware accident attorney to help you or a friend or family member with a serious car accident case? Our Delaware personal injury lawyers are available to meet with you in our Wilmington or Dover offices, and if you are unable to come to us we will come to you. We regularly schedule out-of-office home and hospital visits at local hospitals including Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, Saint Frances Hospital, and Nemours. We also meet with clients at in-patient rehabilitation centers or at their homes when a visit is needed.
We have the experience to handle any road accident case, regardless of the complexity. We have been prosecuting serious injury and wrongful death cases in the State of Delaware since 1975. Ask around! Chances are good that if you ask friends and family members for a referral, they will tell you to choose Schwartz & Schwartz for your Delaware car accident case.
We make it easy to connect with a qualified accident attorney. Our lawyers primarily handle personal injury litigation. When you meet with one of our Wilmington, DE personal injury lawyers to discuss your automobile collision case, you are getting a lawyer who has dedicated his or her life to fighting the good fight on behalf of people who have been victimized by the negligence of a bad driver, and who risk being victimized again by an insurance industry that will do anything and everything in many cases to delay payment and minimize compensation.
If you or a family member have been seriously injured in an automobile accident occurring in the State of Delaware, contact us as soon as you are able to learn more about your legal rights. We want to help. We feel compelled to help you – to explain your rights, to assist you to complete the necessary forms, to investigate your liability case – because we know that the insurance companies are looking for every defect and mistake so they can exploit every advantage.
Under Delaware law, there is a two-year statute of limitations on your right to sue the responsible party who caused your car accident and resulting injuries. But you should never wait until the two years have nearly passed to find an attorney. We advise that you find a qualified attorney immediately after your accident.
There are other time limits under Delaware law that you should know about. For example, your Delaware Personal Injury Protection or PIP – the insurance that should pay for your medical care and your lost wages if you were occupying a Delaware registered and insured vehicle – covers you up to your policy limit and for a period of up to two years after the accident.
If your insurance company fails or refuses to pay for a validly-submitted medical or pharmacy expense resulting from your automobile accident, you have three years from the date of the denial to file a lawsuit against the insurance company.
There are other important deadlines as well in Delaware car accident cases. We would encourage you to call us for a free consultation as soon as possible. We would appreciate the opportunity to review your case with you and advise you of your rights and all applicable time limitations under the law.
Wilmington, DE Car Accident Attorney
From our Wilmington, DE law firm offices, we are able to assist people who have been injured in car accidents occurring in Wilmington and surrounding New Castle County. This includes the M.O.T. area – Middletown, Odessa, and Townsend. It also includes areas along the C&D Canal such as Summit Bridge, St. Georges, and Delaware City. It includes the Bear and Glasgow areas, Newark, New Castle, Newport and Elsmere, Pike Creek, Hockessin, Greenville, Centerville, Talleyville, Arden, and Claymont.