Car accidents can happen in an instant. One moment you are fine and healthy, and the next moment in a hospital with serious injuries. Unfortunately, car accidents are sometimes fatal. If you or someone you love needs help proving liability or damages in a car accident case involving serious or fatal injuries, the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer can make the decisive difference in maximizing the amount of your financial recovery.
In 2013, Delaware state reported 22,453 traffic accidents, and approximately 35% of the accidents resulted in injury. Some common types of auto accident injuries include:
- Back and neck injuries, including whiplash and neck strain
- Brain and head injuries, including concussion
- Spinal cord damage
- Facial injuries
- Psychological trauma
A thorough familiarity with the provisions of Delaware auto insurance law is essential to fully protect clients’ interests. In many cases, lost income benefits or reimbursement for therapeutic and rehabilitative expenses are cut off too early, making it necessary to proceed against one’s own insurer while at the same time pursuing the driver at fault for negligence damages. In far too many cases, a driver who was distracted while texting or using a cell phone caused the accident.
Hudson & Castle represents clients in a full range of car accident claims, and our clients include out-of-state motorists and professional drivers as well as members of the general driving public. We handle serious injury and fatal accident claims arising from the following:
- Inattentive drivers using a cell phone or texting
- Truck accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Highway construction zone accidents
- Single-vehicle accidents including tire blowouts and rollovers
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
Well-known and respected by their colleagues in the legal profession, attorneys Bruce Hudson and Ben Castle will work to achieve justice for you and your family.
As an active member and 2-term past president of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Bruce Hudson has been intensely involved with the legislative aspects of our state’s law concerning auto insurance coverage and accident claims. He was instrumental in the repeal of the 60-year old automobile guest statute which precluded injured passengers from recovery against negligent drivers. He also wrote and was instrumental in passage of the prejudgment interest statute which reduces the incentive for insurance companies to engage in protracted litigation.
Bruce has been designated a Delaware Super Lawyer® by Philadelphia Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates. Bruce is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and was chosen by the National Trial Lawyers as one of its Top 100 Lawyers from 2011 – present. He has served twice as president of the Delaware Trial Lawyer Association, and is one of only two Delaware attorneys who are board certified by the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Ben Castle is the only Delaware-based attorney in The Inner Circle of Advocates – an invitation-only organization recognizing 100 of the Best Plaintiff Lawyers in America. For the past twenty years, Ben has been named a “Best Lawyer.” Ben is also a past president of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association. Hudson and Castle have been designated a “Top Law Firm” for 2013 – present by US News and World Report.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident, Hudson & Castle can help you achieve the maximum compensation. We approach each case ethically, honorably, and skillfully, beginning with a free consultation, continuing with the convenience of flexible appointments, and finally, charge you nothing unless we win or settle. We also handle cases on behalf of our clients who are Delaware residents but have been injured in nearby Pennsylvania. Please call Hudson & Castle at 302-428-8800 (Monday-Friday, 8.30am – 5pm, ET), or use this convenient contact form, and someone will soon be in touch with you.