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Get The Experience You Need From A Personal Injury Lawyer

Enlist the help of a personal injury lawyer after you’ve been injured to avoid fighting with insurance companies. Unfortunately, insurance companies will sometimes go to great lengths to delay, deny or defend claims. This is especially the case if you or someone you love has sustained severe injuries.

At Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, our injury lawyers understand the challenges you face and are here to help you every step of the way. With decades of combined experience, we have handled many personal injury cases for individuals and families throughout Wilmington, Delaware. We know how insurance companies think. We can advocate for your rights and make sure you are being treated fairly after an accident.

Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Take On A Range of Claims

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing victims in a variety of accidents, including:

Our attorneys will keep your insurance company up to date on your treatment and care, and we will send documentation throughout the process to help you get your claim paid and to help you obtain the maximum compensation to pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. We also have a nurse paralegal on staff to help us review your case.

Don’t let the insurance company pressure you or frighten you into settling for less than what your case is worth. Our law firm is ready to take on the insurance companies and will take action if they act unfairly or in bad faith. With our lawyers on your side, you can take heart knowing that we will fight for your full financial recovery.

Commonly Asked Personal Injury Questions

Here are a few of the more frequently asked questions we see as personal injury attorneys:

How do I prove pain and suffering?

You have a variety of ways to demonstrate your pain and suffering to the insurance company or the court. Some of the most common evidence you can use to prove your pain and suffering include:

  1. Medical records
  2. Physical rehabilitation records
  3. Prescriptions for medications that treat pain or mental illness
  4. Therapy notes
  5. Personal journals
  6. Expert witness testimony
  7. Friends’ and family members’ testimony

Through this variety of evidence, you can often put together a case to prove that you have suffered pain and suffering that requires compensation.

What is the statute of limitations in Delaware for personal injury claims?

In Delaware, you have up to two years from your accident or injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss this critical deadline, you forfeit the right to seek compensation for your damages.

Do I need to prepare for my first consultation with a personal injury lawyer?

You do not necessarily need to prepare in any way before your meeting with an attorney. We want you to feel welcome and comfortable. If you wish, you can gather your medical records, financial statements, prescription receipts and other important documents to bring to your consultation. This information can go a long way toward helping us learn whether you have an actionable case. You can also write down any questions you have so you can ask them to us in person.

How do personal injury claims work?

Before filing a lawsuit, your attorney will usually try to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company. Sometimes, these negotiations take place in mediation sessions. Insurance companies often try to offer much less than what you deserve. In this case, it might be necessary to file a lawsuit against the insurer and any other party. The insurance company can offer a higher settlement; if not, your case goes to trial before a judge or jury. They will issue a final verdict on whether you receive compensation and, if so, how much.

How long do personal injury cases take?

There is no simple answer to this question. Lawsuits tend to take several months. If they are very complicated, they can last a year or more. You can get a better idea of the timeline to expect when you consult one of our lawyers.

What documents should I bring to my free consultation?

Having the right documents on hand when you come to your free personal injury consultation can make it easier for your attorney to evaluate your case and take action. Here are some things you should bring:

  • Medical records related to the accident and your recovery
  • Photos and videos of the accident, its aftermath and your physical injuries
  • Police reports from the accident, if applicable
  • The names and contact information of any witnesses
  • Insurance information for all the known parties involved
  • Records related to your employment if the injury has cost you work
  • Bills and receipts for prescriptions and other injury-related expenses

Once you have met with your Delaware personal injury lawyers, you may be asked to bring in additional documents that help support your case.

How do you determine what my case is worth, and how do you ensure I get the maximum compensation?

Determining the worth of a personal injury case and ensuring you receive maximum compensation is a complex process that involves various factors.

An experienced personal injury attorney will look at the value of your economic damages, which include your medical bills and lost wages, as well as the value of your noneconomic damages, which include things like your emotional distress or pain and suffering. In addition, your Delaware injury lawyers will look at the insurance coverage involved and any other potential avenues of compensation to determine what is available. Finally, they will consider the strength of your case and their knowledge of injury law plus similar cases and their outcome to determine a reasonable settlement range.

In what situations would you consider the insurance company to be acting unfairly or in bad faith?

Insurance companies can engage in unfair or “bad faith” behavior in numerous ways. If you feel like an insurer is ignoring your calls, purposefully giving you misleading information, or applying heavy pressure to settle your claim for a small amount before you are even healed, or if there are unreasonable delays in the processing of a claim, you need experienced legal representation right away.

Contact Our Attorneys | We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win

The personal injury lawyer you choose matters. Your lawyer must understand your challenges and how to overcome these challenges.

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, represents victims throughout Wilmington, Delaware, and its surrounding areas. If you have been injured in an accident, call us at 302-298-0370 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.