When a person claims a right to recover damages, the law imposes a duty upon the claimant to mitigate those damages.  This means that someone who has suffered a loss or injury must take advantage of reasonable opportunities to decrease the amount of damages suffered.  While this principle applies in a variety of civil cases,…

There is no question that seatbelt usage helps prevent against serious injury or death in an automobile collision. Accordingly, Delaware law requires vehicle occupants to wear a seat belt. Nonetheless, there are times when vehicle occupants are injured in collisions at times when they are unrestrained. It may be that the collision occurred when the…

Strict Liability of Dog Owners Delaware’s Dog Bite Statute is beneficial in that it did away with the “one bite free” rule of the common law. With the statute, a dog owner in Delaware faces strict liability for an unprovoked dog bite or attack. The dog owner will be responsible for compensating a person for…

By Tiffany M. Shrenk, Esquire– Delaware Personal Injury Attorneys now have an additional tool in their arsenal in handling and negotiating clients’ injury claims thanks to the new insurance disclosure law signed by the Governor this month. The new disclosure law, codified at 21 Del. C. § 2907, applies to motor vehicle accident cases where a…

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