As with many other states in the nation, Delaware adheres to the Comparative Negligence law. The Comparative Negligence law compares both the plaintiff and the defendant when it comes to proving fault. If the plaintiff is found to have caused any part at all in the accident, then the plaintiff’s settlement will be reduced in order to pay for the faults caused. In addition, however, the plaintiff is entitled to damages as long as there is no more than 50% fault.
After an accident happens, many car accident cases are settled out of court via the plaintiff and defendant’s insurance companies. In some instances, the case may go to trial. In either case, it’s imperative to retain the assistance of an experienced car accident lawyer in Delaware. A car accident lawyer can assist you in getting the highest financial settlement, and if needed, the maximum settlement in court. Medical costs, lost wages, future medical expensive, pain and suffering, bodily and property damage, rehabilitation costs, and more, will be the deciding factor in the amount of the damages. A skilled car accident attorney will be able to fully prepare your case and fight for the maximum financial compensation, whether through a settlement or in court.