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Cell phones and driving do not mix. Yet it is almost irresistible for people to use their cell phones while driving. Some technologic advances have been made to develop hands-free calling to minimize risk of distraction from dialing. Chances are these have helped avoid some car accidents. But distracted driving from use of cell phones […]

Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday to many Americans. It is a time when we make an extra effort to see family and celebrate our good fortune together. To many, that means driving. Nearly 43 million Americans will take to the road for the holiday. Many of them will be driving for 50 miles or more. […]

Delaware state officials announced at an August forum that plans were finalized to add cable guardrails to parts of Delaware Route 1 and I-95. This announcement was made about a month after a tragic car accident on Route 1 South that killed five out of six family members riding in a truck. The meeting was […]

By: Stephen T. Morrow The Superior Court of the State of Delaware recently issued an opinion regarding an injured worker’s right to use medical marijuana.  The ruling came following an appeal of an Industrial Accident Board decision, which found that an injured worker was entitled to direct reimbursement for high (but legal) dosages of medical […]

In July the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a Delaware company for exposing employees to workplace hazards after an employee suffered an amputation on a punch press that was improperly guarded. In late 2017 the employee reached into the machine, used to cut industrial materials, and accidentally stepped on a lever, starting the […]

On Tuesday morning, a refinery accident caused various burn injuries for three refinery workers in Delaware City, Delaware. The explosion occurred around 11:30 am at the refinery, leaving one worker with serious burn injuries to the face and arms, and another worker with severe facial and neck burns. A third worker burned his feet during […]

The legal team at Rhodes & Morrow is pleased to announce that partner Stephen Morrow was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Milford. The organization supports a balanced economic development of the Greater Milford area by promoting civic, industrial, commercial, educational, agri-business, social, and quality of life interests in […]

On Thursday, October 11, Steve Morrow participated in the Combined Campaign for Justice (“CCJ”) Oktoberfest Guest Bartender event hosted by Tonic Bar and Grill. This year’s Oktoberfest netted close to $10,000 for the CCJ. The CCJ raises funds each year to provide support for Delaware’s three civil legal aid organizations. To learn more about the […]

Workplace violence is more common in the healthcare industry than in any other. In fact, three-quarters of all workplace assaults occur there. The most common area for workplace violence in the healthcare industry involves care of psychiatric patients. Nearly 20 percent of patients admitted to an acute care psychiatric unit will commit an act of […]

Speeding is not just an expensive nuisance resulting in fines, suspensions, and insurance rate increases for guilty drivers. Speeding also poses a very real danger to drivers, their passengers, and any others traveling in their vicinity. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speed is a factor in more than one-quarter of all […]

A firefighter and Delaware Air Rescue Team member suffered fatal injuries due to a fall during a helicopter rescue training drill. The cause of his fall was an aluminum connecter, also called a carabiner, used by the firefighters to connect their safety harness to the helicopter. Although the carabiner failed to remain secure, causing the […]

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has indicated that exposure to ototoxic chemicals can increase a worker’s chances of hearing loss. Although ototoxins can cause hearing loss on their own, workers who are simultaneously exposed to ototoxins and loud noises in the workplace are at an increased risk. This is true even if the […]

Accidents taking place on construction sites can result in devastating and life changing injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, internal bleeding, broken bones, and even fatality. Of the 4,693 workplace fatalities taking place in 2016, over 20 percent resulted from construction site accidents. Most construction worker fatalities are caused by the fatal four, consisting of […]

In 2017, a roller coaster derailed in Florida, which was also once used in a Delaware amusement park. The accident injured 10 people, two of whom suffered serious injuries. The ride was taken out of commission for corrosion and damaged parts twice that year. A ride inspector cleared it for operation only a few months […]

High-risk occupations can put employees in danger by exposing themselves to conditions that cause different types of workplace accidents. Injuries can range from modest ones, like a bruise, to death. One of the most serious kinds of work-related accidents are those that lead to permanent disfigurement; these are responsible for high occurrences of illness and […]

“In the late 1800s, many Americans toiled 12 hours a day, seven days a week, often in physically demanding, low-paying jobs. Children worked too, on farms and in factories and mines. Conditions were often harsh and unsafe.  It was in this context that American workers held the first Labor Day parade, marching from New York’s […]

Another school year is upon us as parents check off their child’s school supply list, rush out for back to school clothing sales, and say farewell to the long days of summer. We often forget that the most important part of preparing for back to school season is safety. School days, especially in the beginning […]

Across the nation, the use of medical marijuana is rapidly becoming legalized. In Delaware, SB 17 was signed into law in 2011, making it the 16th state to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Delaware law mandates that medical marijuana may be prescribed to patients suffering from specific debilitating conditions, such as post-traumatic […]

As families attend pool parties, BBQ’s, and prepare to send their kids off to college, the languid days of summer can easily lull us into a happy state of complacency. However, when it comes to our teenagers getting behind the wheel this summer, the sentiment should be anything but. On average, 260 teens are fatally […]

Have you ever checked your GPS or map on the way to a new location? Changed the radio station on your car radio while cruising down the road? Turned to answer a question posed by a passenger while driving? If so, you have engaged in distracted driving. Most drivers have heard the warnings related to […]

Since 2006, 22 people have suffered fatal injuries and four people have been injured after crashes caused by Dunlop D402 Goodyear motorcycle tire blowouts, according to Reveal News. Most of these motorcycle accidents resulted in lawsuits against the manufacturer. Safety advocates are calling for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Goodyear to act […]

When high winds strike, the vehicles that are impacted the most are trucks. Their large size essentially transforms them into sails that catch the wind and can result in the truck being blown over or off the road. A truck accident caused by wind may cause catastrophic injuries to the occupants of nearby passenger vehicles […]

If you have not seen Pulse technology yet, you are likely to see it soon. Instead of a standard, solid brake light, Pulse technology features, as its name implies, a pulsing light mounted in the center of a car’s regular brake lights. When you are behind a car fitted with a Pulse light, if the […]

Motorists face road hazards from large trucks, and one of the major contributing factors to truck accidents is unsecured cargo. In recent years, the rate of motor vehicle accidents on Delaware roads that are caused by the loss or shifting of cargo has increased by 250 percent. This frightening statistic is one of the main […]

Job related stress has become a dangerous safety factor in many workplaces. When a worker experiences stress at work, they are more likely to be injured in a workplace accident. Certain occupations, including construction workers, outdoor workers, and employees who work with chemicals and contaminants are associated with higher work-related stress levels. In a recent […]

One adult and four children have lost their lives in a horrific crash that closed Route 1 in Townsend, Delaware on Friday afternoon. The accident happened just before 4 p.m. on Route 1 near Pine Tree Road in Townsend, New Castle County. A pickup truck was traveling southbound when it crossed a grassy median and […]

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), nearly half of fatal car accidents involving a truck and passenger vehicle are due to so-called “underride.” During an underride accident, a passenger car slides under the trailer, putting the occupants in considerable danger. To prevent serious and fatal truck accidents, two United States senators introduced […]

A swimming pool accident in Claymont, Delaware fatally injured a four-year-old child. The fatal accident occurred on Wednesday evening after the child went missing and was found in a family’s swimming pool in the Claymont Terraces neighborhood around 7:30pm. After the child was found, he received medical treatment at a local hospital but unfortunately succumbed […]

Every year, thousands of workers become sick from heat stress. In some cases, these injuries can even be fatal. When people become dehydrated, their bodies lose the ability to sweat and cool down. As their core temperature continues to rise, internal body temperature can reach dangerous levels. Although many people associate dehydration with headaches and […]

Cranes and hoists are massive pieces of heavy equipment that are used throughout the construction industry for many different tasks. Hoists are used to lift and lower loads vertically while cranes are able to move loads both vertically and horizontally. Because of their size and the weight of the loads they are designed to carry, […]

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has released a new study that shows drowsy driving is a much more prevalent factor in car accidents than previously thought by federal authorities. Federal estimates suggest drowsy driving is a factor in one or two percent of all crashes; but in the AAA study, 9.5 percent of all […]

A recent study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identified falls as the second-leading cause of work-related fatalities. Using the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries and the Current Population Survey, researchers determined that over an 11-year period, falls accounted for 14 percent of all worker fatalities. During the time period from […]

According to a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 80 percent of motorists experience significant anger and aggression while driving. The study also found that younger drivers aged 19 to 39, as well as male drivers, were more likely than others to practice aggressive driving behaviors, including speeding and weaving through traffic. […]

Memorial Day weekend is the most dangerous holiday for American drivers. Everyone is rushing to get away for the first long weekend of the summer, and the volume of traffic can compound problems. Congestion, road rage, excitement, and frustration could prove to be a recipe for disaster. Studies have shown that drivers are four times […]

Rhodes & Morrow partner Stephen T. Morrow recently participated in the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) annual Boardwalk Seminar, presenting on the topic of “How to Maximize Damages.” Mr. Morrow, who also serves as President of the Delaware Valley Trial Lawyers Association, is highly regarded for his success representing clients in personal injury and […]

The growth of ride sharing apps like Uber and Lyft has been swift and the laws and regulations governing them have barely been able to keep pace. Presently, Uber says it has over 160,000 drivers and is also available in international markets, giving rise to definite legal concerns for passengers who may be injured in […]

Construction work is one of the most dangerous professions in the country. Workers perform physically demanding jobs with hazardous equipment and chemicals while often exposed to the elements. Electrical hazards are also common in the construction industry. Exposure to electricity causes injuries ranging from minor superficial burns to organ failure and even death. After electrical […]

On Friday, an employee who works for Kanye West and his company incurred serious injuries while working at his office. The work accident occurred at the Calabasas Tech Center in Calabasas, California when a piece of machinery fell on the leg of the employee. He was trapped under the equipment for several minutes, and it […]

On May 9, 2018, Steve Morrow attended the inaugural Lieutenant Governor Policy Forum, featuring former Congressman Patrick Kennedy of the Kennedy Forum.   A leading behavioral health expert, Congressman Kennedy spearheads the fight for mental health parity and to eliminate the stigma surrounding addiction.   During the Policy Forum, Congressman Kennedy spoke on his personal story and his significant and impactful policy work […]

A simple trip to the playground can turn into a painful experience if you or your child slip and fall or are otherwise injured. Public parks, public and private schools, daycare centers, and private homes may all have playground equipment. Unfortunately, playground accidents are common occurrences and can result in serious injuries. Anyone injured in […]

In Smyrna, Delaware, a tractor-trailer crash occurred which claimed the life of a woman. Around 6 am, on Monday morning, the fatal truck accident took place when a tractor-trailer, which was trying to make a right turn from US 13 onto Brentford Road, struck a sedan on the left side. Upon impact from the tractor-trailer […]

by Stephen T. Morrow, Esq. With warm weather comes the enjoyment of your favorite outdoor activities.  Bicycle riding is one of the most enjoyable outdoor activities for the young and old.  Unfortunately, this healthy and fun activity can sometimes lead to injury.  However, most bicycle accidents and injuries can be avoided by following some simple […]

A Message From the President of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Stephen T. Morrow, Esq Recently, both locally and throughout the nation, there has been much discussion about self-driving cars (also known as autonomous vehicles). On March 11, 2018, The News Journal published an article titled “Delaware works to be on cutting edge of self-driving […]

A fatal Uber crash has raised questions regarding liability in the unsettled area of law regarding self-driving vehicles. Although there have been several other accidents involving Tesla cars in autopilot mode, this may be the first fatal pedestrian accident involving self-driving vehicle. Some experts are pointing to an inadequate light detection and ranging (LIDAR) system […]

Workplace violence occurs far too often in the United States. Acts of workplace violence can take place between co-workers, managers and employees, visitors and employees, or involve third party vendors, suppliers, or clients. There are roughly two million reported cases of workplace violence annually and homicide is listed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as […]

A fatal pedestrian accident occurred in New Castle, Delaware on Thursday morning. While attempting to cross Pulaski Highway near Wilton Boulevard, the pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle around 5:35 am. The victim succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene of the fatal pedestrian accident. In Delaware, fatal pedestrian accidents have been increasing with […]

On Thursday afternoon, a multi-vehicle accident occurred in New Castle, Delaware that hospitalized two victims. Around 5:26 pm, the crash involving three vehicles took place on Interstate 95 when an SUV driven by a 57-year-old man from Dover, Delaware collided with a sedan, which, in turn, collided with another car. The SUV driver then slammed […]

Intersections are points of conflict in any urban design plan. Because people in cars, on foot and on bikes are all coming together and going in different directions at intersections, wrecks are more likely to occur. Some intersections are more dangerous than others. There are specific engineering-based strategies for improving the safety of these conflict […]

A recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (National Academies) recommends that states lower the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) threshold for drunk driving from .08 percent to .05 percent. The studies’ authors report that since 1982, approximately one-third of all traffic fatalities are caused by drunk drivers, and that 40 percent […]

Construction sites are busy places with multitudes of workers doing many different jobs all in an effort to finish the project at hand. They are organizationally complex and can involve multiple employers. What happens when one of the workers is hurt on the job? Who is liable for their injuries? Liability in a construction accident […]

For the second year in a row, the number of car crash deaths reached over 40,000. According to National Safety Council (NSC) estimates, there were 40,100 U.S. automotive fatalities in 2017. This number is down from 2016 in which there were 40,327 deaths, a one percent decrease. However, the 2017 estimate is six percent higher […]

A school bus struck three pedestrians in Bear, Delaware on Thursday morning. Around 8:20 am, the pedestrian accident occurred on Route 40 and Porter Road when a 36-year-old woman, 9-year-old girl, and 6-year-old boy crossed against the light, and a school bus hit them. The woman was transported to the Christiana Hospital with critical injuries […]

Early on Friday morning, a fatal vehicle collision occurred in Brandywine Hundred, Delaware. Around 1 am, two vehicles collided on Silverside Road, which caused a fatality. Two other vehicle occupants sustained personal injuries during the fatal vehicle collision. Diminished visibility may cause a serious car accident to occur late at night. Additionally, factors like drowsy […]

Last year’s Amtrak derailment on December 18th in Washington state has been deemed a speeding accident by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). According to a preliminary report released at the beginning of January, the Amtrak Cascades train approached a curve going too fast and the accident could have been prevented if positive train control […]

In Delaware, workers who are hurt on the job are typically eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. These benefits cover medical expenses, lost wages, disability, as well as death benefits for dependents of a worker who is fatally injured on the job. In certain cases, Workers’ Compensation is also available to workers who suffer permanent scars […]

A worker sustained fatal injuries after the front end loader he was operating drove off a pier in Claymont, Delaware. The incident occurred on Thursday morning around 10 am when the 62-year-old worker from a distribution company drove off the pier. Emergency responders recovered the man from the water, but unfortunately, he could not be […]

Marijuana use has increased significantly over the past 15 years. Since 2012, many states have decriminalized or legalized the use and sale of marijuana. As more are poised to follow suit, opponents, including motor safety advocates and law enforcement officials, express concern about the effects of marijuana legalization on driving safety. The Debate Over the […]

Healthcare workers are crucial to the healthcare system by providing an important link between doctor and patient. Their job is difficult, often involving long hours and physical labor in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and home-care situations. The healthcare field is rapidly growing as the baby boomer population ages and needs care. The CDC estimates the […]

Police believe heavy rain contributed to a fatal wreck in Bridgeville, Delaware. The accident occurred on Sunday afternoon around 3:14 pm on Redden Road when an 82-year-old man drove his pickup truck nearly head-on into a minivan driven by a 66-year-old man from Georgetown, Delaware. The pickup driver was brought to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital […]

General Motors recently announced the arrival of its newest onboard technology called “Marketplace.” The service app works through the onboard infotainment system. Consumers can use the center console to get recommendations about local dining and hotels as well as nearby gas stations. Then they can also access and purchase the items through the Marketplace app […]

The premise of a wrongful death claim is that the negligence or reckless acts of one party caused the untimely and preventable passing of another party. A wrongful death claim is similar to a personal injury claim, except that it is filed by the victim’s dependents, rather than by the victim. Surviving family members can […]

On Monday afternoon, a motorcycle rider sustained fatal injuries after a collision with an SUV. Around 3:39 pm, the 35-year-old rider from Bear, Delaware was traveling on Route 71 in Red Lion, Delaware when he lost control of his bike, and struck the undercarriage and front left tire of an SUV. The 57-year-old woman who […]

More than six million people report to work on construction sites every day. Construction workers face numerous hazards on the job. Scaffolding, ladders, electricity, and heavy machinery pose a greater risk than the average desk job. In fact, the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average for nearly any […]

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is being called the most powerful American car ever made. The 2018 model from Fiat-Chrysler has a 6.2 liter V-8 engine with 808 horsepower and can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in a mere 2.3 seconds. If high octane race gas is being used, it can achieve […]

There are many prescription drugs that can affect a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle, but few people are aware of all the side effects of the medications they use. While many people associate a driving under the influence (DUI) charge with illegal drugs and alcohol, a driver can also receive a DUI for […]

In 2016, the construction industry employed as many as 10.3 million people. These workers are at a higher than average risk for injuries. One in five workplace fatalities occurs in construction. For this reason, it is important for employers to comply with safety regulations as outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as […]

After exiting a DART bus, a male pedestrian was fatally struck by a car in Wilmington, Delaware. The accident happened at approximately 11:30 pm in the Holly Oak neighborhood near the Brandywine Hundred Apartments when the man stepped off the DART bus he was riding and was instantly struck. The victim succumbed to his injuries […]

A new study has found that in the minute before a crash happened, one in four drivers were using a cellphone. The study was conducted by Cambridge Mobile Telematics, a company that makes driving applications that monitor driving habits for car insurance companies. Distracted Driving a Dominant Factor More than 100,000 drivers were observed by […]

Slip and fall accidents can happen at any time of year; but the holiday rush creates crowded and sometimes chaotic shopping conditions. Moreover, store workers may be overworked or too understaffed to stay on top of hazards that arise. Winter weather brings slippery sidewalks and parking lots as shoppers try to get to their destinations. […]

While many consumers do a large part of their holiday shopping online, but sometimes there is no substitute for seeing an item in person before deciding to buy. There are also deals to be had that are only available in stores. If you will be heading to the local mall or shopping center this holiday […]

The holiday shopping season has officially begun, and children of all ages are filling out their wish lists. The parents and grandparents tasked with making wishes come true may want to check those lists for potentially dangerous toys. In the United States, a child is treated in the emergency room for a toy-related injury every […]

Surprisingly, the most dangerous holiday for drivers in the United States is not the Fourth of July or New Year’s Eve; occasions often associated with alcohol-filled celebrations. According to the National Safety Council, Thanksgiving weekend is associated with more fatal car accidents than any other holiday. On average, there have been 506 traffic fatalities every […]

Fatigue is a critical, but often overlooked factor in workplace safety. The effects of sleep deprivation are well known and cited frequently when it comes to issues like drowsy driving. The recommended amount of sleep for most Americans is seven to nine hours every night. Anyone getting less than that is at increased risk for […]

A pedestrian accident occurred on Monday night when a box truck fatally struck a man from Millsboro, Delaware. Right before 11 pm, the 26-year-old man was walking along the Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware when the box truck hit him. The 56-year-old man from Orlando, Florida who was operating the truck escaped the pedestrian […]

A car crash that occurred on Route 4 in Brookside, Delaware, claimed the life of a man on Tuesday afternoon. The collision took place around 2:23 pm when a Kia SUV struck the driver’s side door of a Corvette. After the accident, the 77-year-old man from Newark, Delaware who was driving the Corvette was taken […]

If you are in the market for a used car, chances are you have checked out the inventory available at CarMax, the leading used car retailer in the United States. What you may not know is that a recent study found that 25 percent of CarMax cars and trucks currently being marketed as safe and […]

A school bus is statistically the safest form of school transportation and more than 25 million American children ride a bus to school. However, as children board and disembark from the bus, they can become casualties of pedestrian accidents due to drivers who ignore both the rules of the road and rules about school bus […]

On Saturday evening, two cyclists were fatally struck by an SUV in Dewey Beach, Delaware. The accident occurred around 5 pm on Route 1 near Salisbury Street when a 61-year-old man from New York lost control of his vehicle and hit two cyclists who were standing with their bicycles near a restaurant. After the SUV […]

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more commonly known as OSHA, was created by Congress in 1971 after passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The organization is responsible for establishing and enforcing safety regulations designed to protect workers in the United States. OSHA also provides training, outreach, education, and assistance to […]

A woman was fatally injured in a crash on Route 1 in Little Heaven, Delaware on Monday morning. Around 5:56 am, the fatal accident occurred when the car the 58-year-old woman from Houston, Delaware was driving hit the median, spun around, and entered the southbound lanes of Route 1. After she entered the lanes, a […]

On Wednesday morning, a tractor-trailer crashed and spilled fuel on Route 1 between Smyrna and Middletown, Delaware. Around 8 am, a 55-year-old man from Dover, Delaware lost control of his van, and hit a tanker truck, which jackknifed, and then overturned. About 8,500 gallons of fuel spilled on both sides of the highway after the […]

Children all around the country are gearing up for Halloween with costumes, candy baskets and trick-or-treat plans. The spooky holiday is quickly approaching and adults should be preparing for it too. To minimize the risk of someone getting injured on their property during this season, homeowners can take several safety precautions including: Providing adequate lighting: […]

Currently, federal trucking regulations do not require side guards on commercial trucks, which, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), is a significant safety concern. The safety barriers would prevent vehicles from sliding under the side of trucks in the event of an accident. The lack of these important safety features is especially […]

To determine liability in a truck accident, the cause of the accident must first be established. Commercial truck accidents are most often caused by driver error and equipment problems, but there may also be many other contributing factors such as weather conditions, road design, or improperly loaded cargo. Depending on the circumstances of each case, […]

On Thursday morning, a fatal car crash claimed the life of one individual and injured another. The accident, in which two vehicles collided, occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Wilmington, Delaware near Frawley Stadium around 5:30 am. One victim succumbed to fatal injuries at the scene of the car crash while another […]

Employees of nursing homes and assisted living facilities have been using their social media accounts to post photos and videos of residents without their permission. Some of the photos depict residents in humiliating or demeaning situations. Dozens of incidents involving such inappropriate photos on social media have been identified since 2012. It is difficult to […]

On Wednesday morning, four victims sustained personal injuries in a DART bus crash. The accident occurred in New Castle, Delaware around 7:30 am on Route 273 at Edinburgh Drive. Three individuals from the bus incurred injuries while an occupant of a pickup truck was hurt in the DART bus crash. Buses offer commuters a reliable […]

  Work-related activities may expose workers to toxic chemicals, which can cause severe injury, occupational illness, or even death. While many chemical exposure injuries occur in occupational locations where dangerous chemicals are manufactured or used, some incidents of chemical toxicity injuries occur elsewhere, even in office buildings, schools, and restaurants, for example. Types of Chemical […]

In a report released last month, social justice advocacy groups Human Rights Watch and interAct found that surgery performed on intersex infants is often unnecessary and causes intersex children permanent physical and emotional harm. Intersex people are not biologically or physically strictly male or female. There are more than 30 potential reasons why this occurs, […]

We depend on our doctors’ education and training to make the best decisions for our health, yet there are times when a doctor’s mistake has dire consequences. In the case of progressive diseases such as cancer, the failure to properly diagnose the condition can leave a patient with few treatment options once it is too […]

A customer at a Georgetown, Delaware salvage yard was fatally injured after being trapped underneath a car. The 41-year-old victim from Salisbury, Maryland attempted to remove a part from under the vehicle when the accident occurred at the salvage yard on Tuesday afternoon around 1 pm. Apparently, a jack was used to raise the vehicle, […]

Engineers at the German company Bosch have developed a new technology that allows vehicles to communicate with one other. The information sharing system is designed to reduce the number of accidents involving motorcycles by making drivers more aware of motorcyclists around them. Wireless technology makes it possible to exchange data with other vehicles nearby up […]

San Diego-based SmartDrive Systems is a driver safety and fuel management company that uses internal and external video systems to collect and analyze driver data to predict and improve performance and lower operating costs. At the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) meeting, SmartDrive announced a new camera system capable of using up to four cameras […]

Three men sustained carbon monoxide poisoning on Saturday morning in Greenville, Delaware. At a new location of a water ice franchise, around 8:45 am, the carbon monoxide poisoning occurred when the men were performing construction on the building. A 32-year-old man, who was found unconscious in the building, complained of suffering from a headache after […]

Workplace accidents cause physical harm, pain, and suffering to workers. They cost workers their livelihood and can directly affect workplace morale. By taking the right precautions, workers can avoid debilitating injuries. Safety gear can reduce the risk of workplace accidents; however, the employer must also provide training along with the gear to ensure its proper […]

The beginning signs of whiplash may not always be obvious. Although many times whiplash starts as neck soreness or stiffness, other symptoms can also be a sign of a soft-tissue injury to your neck and body. Sometimes it can start as dizziness, headache, blurred vision, shoulder or arm pain, tingling sensations, cognitive difficulties, sleep disturbance, […]

On Friday morning, a fiery five-vehicle crash caused traffic problems on Interstate 295 in Wilmington, Delaware. Around 8:40 am, near the Interstate 495 split and the Delaware Psychiatric Center, a tractor-trailer and four other vehicles engaged in a crash. One car involved in the fiery five-vehicle crash overturned and caught on fire. Four victims were […]

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, drowsy driving is the cause of up to 100,000 accidents per year, resulting in an estimated 1,500 fatalities and 40,000 injuries. This statistic is especially problematic for semi-truck drivers, who, because of their demanding driving schedules, are at an increased risk of drowsy driving. A study conducted […]

The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday for many Americans because of the extravagant pyrotechnics that many communities display. Many people also choose to celebrate with their own personal fireworks, which are legal in all but three states. Each state has their own list of permitted consumer fireworks, but legal fireworks can cause injuries […]

Summer is the time for outdoor fun. Children leave their classrooms behind for the unstructured fun of the playground, pool, and road trips. However, according to the National Safe Kids Campaign, serious accidents increase significantly during the four-month period between May and September. Avoid these common summertime accidents for a memorable and safe summer break […]

On Monday morning, a rollover crash in Newark, Delaware caused personal injuries for four individuals. The crash occurred on Chapman Road at the University Plaza shopping center near Christiana Road around 7:50 am. During the crash, two vehicles collided, causing one vehicle to rollover and another to split in half. Four people were hospitalized at […]

Contrary to popular opinion, the elderly are no more likely to be involved in a car accident than others. According to government statistics, drivers over the age of 65 suffer car accidents at a comparable rate as younger motorists. However, studies indicate that the elderly are injured at a disproportionate rate in these very same […]

With warm weather comes the enjoyment of your favorite outdoor activities. Bicycle riding is one of the most enjoyable outdoor activities for the young and old. Unfortunately, this healthy and fun activity can sometimes lead to injury. However, most bicycle accidents and injuries can be avoided by following some simple tips. First and foremost, always […]

As attorneys who represent individuals injured in automobile accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents, we are often disappointed to find that, while our clients have “full coverage” on their automobiles, (that is, they have every type of coverage), the limits of their coverage are far too low to protect them while they are disabled and […]

Research suggests that teens who start school later experience numerous significant physical and emotional benefits. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that teens should not start the school day before 8:30 a.m. for optimum mental and physical well-being. Numerous other researchers recommend the later start day so as to avoid car accidents. Changes During […]

You don’t go to work thinking, “What if I’m injured at work?” And, thankfully, for most employers, workplace safety has become an important concept. But, sometimes, work accidents do occur and it’s important for you to know what to do if you’re injured at work as well as your rights under Delaware Workers’ Compensation law. […]


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