Delaware Car Accidents Questions & Answers

Q: I was backed into while parked. There was no damage to the cars but today I'm in pain. There was no report made that day

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Delaware on
Answered on Feb 26, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
I have had several. Problem is if no damage it'll be uphill. Consult a member of the Del Assn for justice--they give free consults.

Q: In 2016 I was in a car accident , i was hit near the passenger side wheel, after I observed duties at a stop sign,

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Delaware on
Answered on Feb 14, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Look at the statute and argue you did what it said. Presumably you came out and someone hit you. If they didn't have a stop sign too they have the right of way.

Q: if in auto accident , you receive 2 checks do the lawyer get 1/3 from both checks

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Delaware on
Answered on Sep 22, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
You bet. The underinusured is like another liability claim except the lawyer has to show your case is worth more than the limits of liablity s/he collected for you. The workman is worth his hire. (1 Timothy 5:18)

Q: I received 2 checks from auto accident . does the lawyer get 1/3from both checks? since it was one case

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Delaware on
Answered on Sep 22, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
Look at your fee agreement. It usually says for the amounts recovered. Two checks for one case mean that's the amount recovered. The exception might be if one was for property damage not part of an injury claim.

Q: I was a passenger in a rental car that was in a non at fault accident and have bad back pain.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Delaware on
Answered on Aug 6, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
Yes. Contact a member of the Delaware Assn for Justice like Thomas Crumplar. Tell him I suggested you call.

Q: I am 17 years old. I recently got into a minor car accident that is my fault, apparently. Will my license be suspended?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Delaware on
Answered on Jun 29, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
1) If you made a turn it wasn't 10 seconds.

2) I assume you reported it to your insurance. Insurance will provide you with an attorney if you are sued..

3)If you didn't get a ticket you aren't in court.

Get a copy of the crash report. It may cast light on where the other driver came from but in my experience rarely does a car come out of nowhere.You had the stop sign, it's on you.

Q: Can I rent a car using the offenders car insurance

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Delaware on
Answered on Jun 22, 2016
Peter Munsing's answer
The offenders insurance should give you a "prior authorization" though depending on your state they may not have to (depends on what state it happened in). If your car got totaled chances are you have an injury so I suggest you contact a member of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consultations. If you need names let me know.

Do understand that your car rental ends when they are ready to put the money in your hands.

Q: My son's car was hit by another party now their insurance closed the claim. can i sue them if there was no police report

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Delaware on
Answered on Feb 12, 2016
Adam Studnicki's answer
Whether there was a police report doesn't affect whether you can file a lawsuit. Talk to a local lawyer.

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Q: If your car was totaled while it was parked in front of your house by stolen vehicle that has insurance is the owner lia

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Delaware on
Answered on Aug 11, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
The owner's insurance may not cover it, and the driver is probably gone (and uninsured). May be easiest to turn it over to your insurance.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant...

Q: Is a bicyclist who is following vehicle traffic rules considered a pedestrian when hit by another vehicle?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Delaware on
Answered on Oct 7, 2013
Charles Snyderman's answer
In Delaware, a bicyclist has the same rights and duties of the driver of a car.

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