Automobile Accidents

Unfortunately, drivers on Delaware roadways (and beyond) are becoming increasingly distracted while driving and/or simply have less regard for the safety of others.  When you are injured in an automobile accident you have rights which TEAM TICE will aggressively pursue.

We emphasize that you must maintain insurance coverage on your automobile – it is the law and it is comforting to know you are covered.  Importantly, when you are involved in an automobile accident your insurance carrier as your first recourse is obligated to process your medical claims fairly and in a reasonable amount of time, up to your policy limits.  21 Del. C. § 2118 (Personal injury Protection Insurance).

The driver who caused your injuries will have automobile coverage to compensate you for your pain, suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium and your out-of-pocket expenses.  You need an experienced and accessible legal team that will ensure you receive all benefits to which are entitled from both automobile insurance carriers.

Note: Under Delaware law your legal action must be filed within 2 years from the date of the automobile collision.  10 Del. C. § 8107.

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What to do if you get into a car accident.

Use this car accident checklist to help you navigate the steps to take after a car accident and ensure you have everything you need to file a claim.

1. Stay calm & check for injuries

Make sure you and all passengers in both vehicles are safe and uninjured. Staying calm will help you stay in control of the situation.

2. Move impacted vehicles out of traffic

If you are able to still drive your car, move it to the side of the road or as far away from traffic as possible. Try using hazard lights and/or setting up road flares to let traffic know you are there.

3. Call the police and report the accident

  • Dial 911 and wait for the police to arrive and answer any questions they have when they file a police report.
  • Provide driver’s license and insurance information.
  • Tell the police exactly what happened.
  • Ask for the Officer’s name and badge number of any officers you engage with.
  • Request a copy of the police report for your insurance company.

4. Exchange info & take pictures

Remember to take pictures from multiple angles of any damage to both vehicles, which can help determine who’s at fault in the accident when submitting a claim.

Don’t forget to get the name, address, phone number, and insurance information of the other driver and swap information including car make and model, driver’s license numbers, and license plate numbers.


Leroy A. Tice at Team Tice is here to help you with the entire process, representing the legal process and helping you get results!