Delaware Injury Lawyers

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Auto accidents of all types, a motorcycle accident or trucking accidents have the ability to change your life instantly. Motor vehicle accidents are also the leading type of accident resulting in serious injury or death in Delaware. Workplace accidents, and slip and falls cases, are also common in DE. They can result in serious, life changing and in some case life threatening injuries. Some Delaware injury victims are unable to enjoy the quality of life they enjoyed prior to the accident. Injuries, physical pain, deformity, depression and other health conditions and medical disorders brought on by the accident may become part of the victims everyday life. In addition, enormous medical bills can accrue very quickly which only adds to the stress of the incident. The Delaware injury lawyers on our team believe that negligent parties’ should be held accountable for the injuries, economic damages and financial losses they have caused. You need the help of a skilled Wilmington,¬†Delaware auto accident attorney to ensure you get the benefits and compensation you deserve. Please connect with us by clicking here.

Please contact our team of Delaware injury lawyers for a free case review. They charge no fees or assess any costs unless they recover damages for you and your family. Call or email us today if you have been hurt in an auto accident in New Castle County, Kent County or Sussex County, Delaware.

How Our Injury Attorneys Can Help

The team of lawyers we have assembled serve injury victims in all of DE. MD & Washington D.C. Please reach out to us if you need any of the following:

Delaware injury lawyers

Wilmington, Delaware personal injury attorneys

Newark, Delaware auto accident law firms

Dover, Delaware injury attorneys

Sussex County, DE injury lawyers

Auto Accidents Our Delaware Injury Lawyers Handle

Delaware, like all other states, sees almost every possible types of auto accident there is. Common auto accidents are:

Rural road accidents: Delaware has many thousands of miles of roads, highways and interstates. All of which have the capacity to have auto accidents occur on them. Rural roads, also referred to as country roads, are usually less traveled than highways or interstates. However, they frequently have accidents taking place on them. Sussex County accounts for a majority of the rural roads in Delaware. Car, truck and motorcycle accidents on rural roads can inflict very serious, debilitating and catastrophic injuries due to the types of accidents, speeds at which they occur and negligent driving behaviors. If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a rural road accident in Delaware you should immediately speak with a Newark Delaware car accident attorney handling rural roadway accidents.

Drunk driving accidents: Drinking and driving, driving under the influence (DUI), buzzed driving, etc. is a crime in all 50 states including Delaware. In addition to the criminal offense and traffic violation/MVA aspects there can also be an auto accident. Someone choosing to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol not only endanger themselves but they also put others at risk. In fact, alcohol was a factor in 1/3 of all fatal traffic accidents in 2014. This is in the form of other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. As many Delaware drunk driving accidents happen at high speeds they consequently end in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. If you have been injured in a Delaware drunk driving accident please call, or email, our Wilmington, Delaware accident attorneys today.

Rear end collisions:  Often times a rear end collision may not immediately result in as catastrophic injury as a head-on collision.  The injuries can manifest later, sometime after the accident. This is due to the fact that rear end collisions frequently occur at lower speeds than head on collisions or being T-Boned at an intersection. Even at a lesser speed, a rear end collision accident can cause serious and severe injuries in the future. These injuries cannot be ignored as they may impede your ability to work, live & function normally on a daily basis. This is where the expertise of our experienced Dover, Delaware car accident lawyers can be very helpful in getting you the benefits, medical care and monetary compensation for all compensable injuries and economic losses. You can click here to contact our DE injury attorneys.

Texting while driving accidents: It is against the law to send and receive text messages while operating a car, truck or motorcycle in Delaware. Texting while driving is not only a serious traffic violation, it is also very dangerous and can result in being involved in an auto accident that can inflict serious harm, injury and possibly death  to the victim. If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a texting while driving accident please call our Georgetown, Delaware car accident lawyers handling texting while driving accident cases.

Delaware Personal Injury Lawsuits

No matter how small any injuries seem it always makes sense to speak with a DE injury attorney. Many accident cases will prompt an insurance adjuster to approach you almost immediately after the accident. Please remember that these insurance reps do not care about you, your family or your best interests. They will offer you a very small and insignificant settlement amount. Do not accept this. What insurance carriers offer injury victims is a fraction of what out Wilmington, DE personal injury attorneys will get for you. There are more than a dozen factors that go into evaluating what a Delaware injury lawsuit is worth. Let our University of Delaware injury lawyers thoroughly analyze your case and establish what it is truly worth.

Traffic accidents aside our Dover, DE injury attorneys also handle all other types of accident and injury claims such as:

Animal attacks: Our Delaware dog bite lawyers handle these cases regardless of the breed of dog, age of victim or age of the victim.

Birth defect and birth defect lawsuits: Examples are Cerebral Palsy, Macrosomia, undiagnosed Down Syndrome, Erb’s Palsy, Kernicterus, shoulder dystocia & cleft palate.

Child injury cases: Accidents involving children such as auto accidents, dog bites, slip and falls and child sexual abuse can leave much more damaging emotional and psychological scars than physical scars. Let our Delaware child injury lawyers fight to protect your child now and in the future.

Hospital negligence: In addition to malpractice and negligence cases our Delaware injury lawyers handle assaults, pothole accidents, parking lot accidents and slip and fall cases against all Delaware hospitals like Beebe Hospital, Christiana Care, Wilmington Hospital & BayHealth Hospital.

Labor and delivery negligence claims: Many people do not think of injuries to the mother in a child birth injury case but they occur just as birth injury cases do. They include preeclampsia, vaginal tears, undiagnosed gestational diabetes, uterine rupture, uterine inversion and nerve injuries among others. Our Wilmington, Delaware injury lawyers focus most of their practice on medical negligence cases including labor and delivery injuries. They have extensive experience successfully these cases, anesthesia errors and obstetrician malpractice.

Mass Tort Claims In Delaware

Medical malpractice claims: The state of Delaware sees hundreds of medical malpractice lawsuits filed annually involving diagnostic errors, surgery mistakes, medication injury claims, hospital acquired infections and wrongful death. Our Newark, Delaware medical negligence attorneys handle all of these and more against doctors, healthcare providers and hospitals such as Tidal Health Nanticoke, Beebe Medical Center, BayHealth Medical Center and Christiana Care Medical Center.

Nursing home abuse cases: Due to COVID these cases have spiked significantly and our Delaware nursing home injury attorneys handle all nursing home negligence cases such as abuse, sexual assault, infections, falls, dehydration, medication errors, surgical mistakes, cancer misdiagnosis, non-cancer inaccurate diagnosis and wrongful death lawsuits.

Sexual abuse lawsuits: These case are tragic and usually involve children being molested by a person of trust. This can include priests, pastors, Boy Scout leaders, coaches, teachers, instructors, doctors and other healthcare providers.

Slip and fall accidents: Also referred to as premises liability cases these accidents can happen almost anywhere. Common examples are in WalMart’s, CostCo’s, Best Buy, Target, hospitals, parking lots, University of Delaware campus, Delaware State University campus, gyms, health clubs, Wawa stores, gas stations, bathrooms, restrooms, restaurants and golf courses. Our Lewes, Delaware injury lawyers handle these cases in DE, MD & DC.

Workers’ compensation cases: Injuries in the workplace can be similar to premises liability claims in terms of how the accident happened and the injuries caused. Who our Delaware workers’ compensation lawyers sue is different however. We handle cases against Walmart. Christiana Care, DuPont, U of D, FedEx, Del State University, city, county and state government, Delaware Park, Beebe Hospital, Bayhealth and Seaford Hospital.

Wrongful death lawsuits: Caused by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, fires, explosions, roof falls, construction accidents and swimming pool accidents.

How Do Delaware Injury Claims End?

Our Lewes, Delaware accident attorneys have several decades experience getting their clients very good benefit and compensation packages. Almost 100% of the time we negotiate a deal between the injury victim and the liable parties insurance company. Once in awhile a settlement cannot be agreed to. It is important to remember that our Dover, Delaware injury lawyers are Delaware Trial Attorneys and this is where they shine. Many accident, injury, malpractice and work injury attorneys have little or no courtroom experience. We have hundreds of successful jury verdicts in Delaware, Maryland and Washington D.C. We will absolutely go to the litigation phase if needed to get you the money you deserve.

About Our Delaware Personal Injury Attorneys

Gilbert F. Shelsby Jr. has won a string of impressive jury verdicts in Delaware and Maryland, where his practice takes in an array of personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

Workers Compensation Settlements

Recognized for his skills as a trial lawyer, Shelsby litigated a Maryland workplace injury case in which a man severely injured his arm and shoulder when another employee started a diesel tractor trailer engine while he was working on the transmission. When an insurance carrier offered a mere $20,000 as a settlement, Shelsby took the case before a jury and won a verdict of $3.2 million.

Birth Injury Attorney

In a birth injury case, Shelsby represented a boy who suffered permanent neurological nerve injuries to his arm because of a shoulder injury that occurred during delivery after a doctor failed to perform a necessary Cesarean section. A trial in the case lasted nearly two weeks, with a Delaware jury returning an award of $1.5 Million.

Medical Malpractice Settlements

Shelsby negotiated a settlement of more than $4 million in a medical malpractice case in which a woman suffered the loss of her kidneys. The injury occurred after the patient was diagnosed in a Delaware hospital emergency room with having a kidney stone and infection but was sent home without antibiotics. She later suffered septic shock.

Before starting his practice with partner Robert J. Leoni, Shelsby practiced insurance defense law, representing doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases. The experience gave him critical understanding in how insurance companies evaluate and defend personal injury litigation. Shelsby has been selected as a top medical malpractice attorney by Delaware Today magazine and his accomplishments have been recognized each year since 2007 by SuperLawyers magazine.

He has been a featured guest speaker on medical malpractice issues at a number of forums, including the University of Maryland Law School and Widener Law School as well as hospitals in Wilmington and Baltimore. Shelsby earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. After law school, he served as a law clerk for Joseph H.H. Kaplan, the administrative judge of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

Professional Memberships

Mr. Shelsby is admitted to practice in Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has taught seminars on Delaware nursing home law. In addition, Mr. Shelsby is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Association for Justice and the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association. Please click here to visit his Delaware injury law website.

Contact Our Delaware Injury Lawyers

Please reach out to our Newark, Delaware accident attorneys as soon as possible to discuss your case. They provide free consultations and assess no legal fees unless we recover for you. With our experience and honed negotiating skills we will get you the benefits, care and financial compensation you need for your injuries.

Proudly serving the entire state of Delaware including Wilmington, Newark, New Castle, Greenville, Pike Creek, Hockessin, Brandywine, Talleyville, Fairfax, Bear, Glasgow, Middletown, Odessa, Townsend, Smyrna, Dover, Little Creek, Magnolia, Milford, Harrington, Laurel, Seaford, Georgetown, Millsboro, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island & Ocean View, DE.