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Wilmington 302-427-9500 Bear 302-834-8484 Milford 302-422-6705
Wrongful Death

Delaware Wrongful Death Lawyers

A fatal accident or other unexpected death is always hard to cope with. It is especially hard when you learn that your loved one was taken from you because of someone’s carelessness or disregard for safety.

A wrongful death lawsuit seeks accountability for the substantial impact on the surviving family members. It accounts for the person’s financial and household contributions, and it recognizes all the ways in which that person’s absence will be felt.

The Law Firm of Rhoades & Morrow, in Wilmington, Bear, and Milford is committed to holding the offending parties responsible and securing appropriate compensation for a preventable death. We handle wrongful death cases in New Castle County and throughout the state of Delaware. Speak with a lawyer today in a free consultation.

How We Can Help

We aim to take on the burdens of legal action so that our clients can focus on putting the pieces of their lives back together. The first order of business is to demonstrate liability. Over his 30 years of practice, founding attorney Joseph Rhoades has developed a proven network of professional investigators, accident reconstruction specialists and other experts who can help collect and analyze the evidence for any type of fatality, including:

We can also explore your potential claims for deaths from electrocution, drowning, suffocation and other fatal accidents in which another person or entity bears responsibility.

A Reflection Of Loss, Not Worth

A wrongful death suit is not meant to put a value on a person’s life. But it does reflect the survivors’ loss. We work with economists and other professionals to project the economic contributions if your loved one had lived out his or her normal lifespan. We work closely with family and friends to establish the non-economic damages: loss of love and consortium, companionship and support, and contributions to the family and community.

Our Experienced Wilmington Wrongful Death Lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow Can Help You Through This Difficult Time

Our experienced and dedicated Wilmington wrongful death lawyers at Rhoades & Morrow are here to help you through this ordeal, and to help with related matters such as insurance claims. Call our Wilmington offices at 302-427-9500 or contact us online. We represent clients in Bear, Milford and both upstate and downstate Delaware.


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Statement Regarding Coronavirus Disease ("Covid-19"):

Rhoades & Morrow Statement Regarding Coronavirus Disease ("Covid-19")

Rhoades & Morrow continues to monitor the situation regarding the Coronavirus Disease (“Covid-19”). The health and safety of our clients, visitors to our office, as well as our attorneys and staff, is most important to us.

The Superior Court of the State of Delaware announced that effective March 16, 2020, all civil and criminal trials have been suspended through and including April 15, 2020. Our offices continue to operate during normal business hours. However, we have implemented policies to minimize contact and exposure. We are happy to reschedule any in-person meetings to a later date or conduct the meeting by telephone.

If you are sick, are under quarantine, have been exposed to someone who may have contracted Covid-19, we ask that you reschedule your appointment or make other arrangements for a telephone meeting.  If you are at a higher risk of illness from Covid-19, please consider changing in-person meetings to a telephone conference, if possible.

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