DELAWARE Injury Lawyers

  • DOVER 302-734-8400
  • SEAFORD 302-628-9504
  • LEWES 302-856-3319

Recent Results

  • $850,000

    MED MALPRACTICE SETTLEMENT

  • $650,000

    CAR ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT

  • $1,200,000

    WORKERS COMP SETTLEMENT

  • $3,000,000

    TRUCK ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT

  • $2,250,000

    MED MALPRACTICE SETTLEMENT

  • $500,000

    CAR ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT

  • $725,000

    TRUCK ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT

  • $600,000

    WORKERS COMP SETTLEMENT


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Practice Areas

ABOUT THE FIRM

Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor believes in a client-first approach. No matter what type of case you have, you’ll be fully informed of what’s happening every step of the way.

Delaware Attorneys Who Put Clients First

At Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor, we do something that most other law firms don’t: We listen to our clients and put their needs first and foremost. When someone has a legal problem that requires the help of an attorney to solve, it can make for a stressful time for that individual.

Our Delaware lawyers understand this. Whether your case involves a personal injury, a car accident, medical malpractice, workers comp, family law, or an estate issue, we’ll make sure to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns.

Our lawyers are some of the best in the state, having served as deputy attorney general, appeared in Delaware Today Magazine, and guest lectured for the Delaware State Bar Association. Winning a legal case requires experience and dedication to practicing law—something we have in spades.

We deliver an uncommon commitment to our clients and provide the experience and knowledge they need to come out on the right side of a legal case. From injury claims to criminal defense to divorce proceedings, Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor is proud to serve Delaware.

Why Hire Us

Our firm has over one hundred years of combined experience. Each of our attorneys offers a unique skill set and a wealth of experience in his area of practice.

Serving Delaware Since 1981

As a law firm, Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor has been helping the people of Delaware since 1981. With over a century of combined experience, we know the local courts, prosecutors, and legal system like few other firms do.

Our Delaware firm handles a variety of different case types, and we’ll match you to the attorney who can best help you with your unique legal issue. And if your case touches on multiple practice areas, you’ll directly benefit from our wealth of knowledge in handling complicated legal issues.

When you need help with the law, you can’t take chances with an inexperienced lawyer. You only get one chance at getting your divorce right, you can only accept one injury settlement, and you could very well lose your freedom and your future if something goes wrong in a criminal case.

Our lawyers know Delaware law, and we’ll give you the best chance of getting the end result you need. Contact us today to discuss your legal options and find out what your best way forward is. We explore all legal avenues, and after your consultation, you’ll understand all of the options available to you.

The Right Delaware Lawyers for Your Case

Personal Injury and Car Accident Attorneys

Injuries and accidents happen all the time, but when someone else was responsible for causing yours, they should also be responsible for compensating your medical bills and lost wages. Plus, the at-fault party also needs to cover any repair bills related to a car, semi-truck, or motorcycle crash—not to mention the emotional trauma that might have been caused.

Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor can help you seek complete, comprehensive financial compensation for your auto wreck or other serious injury accident. You can bet that the insurance company or at-fault party’s legal representatives will attempt to get you to accept a settlement that falls far short of what your claim is actually worth. With our Delaware lawyers on your side, you’ll never have to worry that this could happen to you.

Find Out What Your Accident Claim Is Worth

Any lawyer who tries to tell you what your claim is worth without first conducting a complete evaluation of your case isn’t being honest with you. The personal injury attorneys of our firm will be honest and upfront with you from day one. We’ll evaluate all of your monetary losses and non-economic damages, which will allow us to produce an accurate estimate of how much you should expect in settlement.

Plus, we’ll evaluate every settlement offer the insurance company produces so that you won’t have to guess as to whether it’s a good offer. And if negotiations don’t produce the compensation you deserve, we’re more than willing to take your claim to court and win a verdict from a judge and jury. We will fight for every penny you’ve lost thanks to the injury and accident—you can count on that.

The Injury Law Experience and Knowledge You Need

A Delaware attorney from our firm will have in-depth knowledge of our state’s personal injury and negligence laws. Whether the insurer is trying to stall in an effort to run out the statute of limitations or is trying to blame you for what happened and reduce your financial award in accordance with comparative negligence laws.

Tricks and legal loopholes like these are tactics commonly used by insurers and their lawyers. If they can get away with it, they’ll be more than willing to use them against you, hoping to reduce the value of your claim—or deprive you of your right to seek monetary compensation entirely. We recognize these tricks as soon as they’re employed, and we know exactly how to counter them.

Free Consultations for Auto Accident and Serious Injury Victims

If you were injured in an automobile crash or in some other way, our firm can provide the legal representation you need to get the full compensation you deserve. We offer all new personal injury and car accident clients a free consultation to discuss their situation and get the answers they’re looking for. This means that you have nothing to lose in speaking with us—and potentially millions of dollars to gain.

As we work injury and accident cases on a contingency basis, you also won’t have to pay fees until your personal injury case has been won and you’ve recovered your compensation. No hidden fees: Just sound legal counsel and a devoted advocate who will doggedly fight for your rights and needs. So contact us today to arrange a time to speak about your case with a Delaware lawyer.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Medical malpractice is far more common than many people realize. And it isn’t just limited to doctors, nurses, surgeons, and hospitals, either—virtually any licensed healthcare practitioner could be negligent in the care they provide, thereby leaving a patient injured or ill. These injury cases are often deeply traumatic for the victim, as the healthcare provider violated the trust placed in him or her.

Unfortunately, many malpractice victims hesitate to bring a claim, as malpractice can be exceptionally difficult to prove. The testimony of expert medical witnesses is often necessary, and the malpractice insurer will be aggressive in pushing a lowball settlement onto the victim. If this is your situation, don’t hesitate to contact Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor.

Legal and Medical Contacts

Proving medical malpractice requires extensive resources, and our Delaware lawyers have them at their disposal. As we’ve been in practice since 1981, we have developed a vast network of medical and legal contacts throughout the state. If your case requires an expert medical witness who can explain the proper care you should have received, we’ll locate the individual and get him or her on the stand.

Similarly, our network of medical contacts can also explain how the negligent care you received was improper. If a surgeon made an error during your procedure, for example, our attorneys will locate an expert witness who can explain what went wrong and put it into layman’s terms for the jury. Medical malpractice can be complicated, but it can also end in a large settlement that enables your recovery.

Knowledge of Delaware Malpractice Laws

As with other injury claim types, medical malpractice has a large assortment of laws and statutes that must be observed and worked with—possibly more so. These are often especially strict, so it’s necessary to do everything properly and in a timely manner as the outcome of your malpractice claim absolutely depends upon it.

Medical malpractice has a two-year statute of limitations in Delaware, so it’s important to get started on your claim as soon as possible. This probably sounds like a lot of time, but it really isn’t: The malpractice insurer will try to stall as long as possible, and it takes time to develop a strong case proving medical negligence. Our attorneys know Delaware malpractice law, and the sooner we get started, the better.

Get a Free Medical Malpractice Consultation Today

Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor provides free case evaluations to the victims of medical malpractice in Delaware. You don’t have to worry that speaking with an attorney will result in a large legal bill on top of your growing medical expenses. When you come in and speak with our Delaware law firm, you’ll get answers to all of your questions with no hidden costs and no obligation to continue.

Simply contact us today to arrange a time to discuss what happened to you. You’ll get real, honest answers from an experienced medical malpractice lawyer and walk out of your consultation with a firm idea of what needs to happen next. Whether you were hurt by a doctor, dentist, chiropractor, hospital, or other healthcare provider, we can help.

Workers Compensation Attorneys

Hurt at work? Don’t take chances with your workers compensation claim. People often think that the work comp system functions automatically, paying out claims in full whenever someone suffers an on-the-job injury. The truth is that work injury claims are paid out by for-profit insurance companies, which means that the insurer will be looking to minimize what they must pay out.

Sadly, this often results in underpayment for legitimate claims—or a complete denial of workers comp benefits. The workman’s comp lawyers of Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor have helped thousands of injured workers prove their claims and maximize the benefits they’re entitled to. We can even help you determine if your case qualifies for a personal injury claim beyond the work comp system.

Get Your Full Work Comp Benefits

When you’ve suffered an injury due to a work accident, you want to get the most benefits possible. In Delaware, you should expect to receive a portion of your lost wages and coverage for your medical bills—at a minimum. Adding a further complication, Delaware awards compensation for lost wages based on how long you’ve been employed by your employer.

This can be a lot for work injury victims to keep track of, which is why it pays to work with a Delaware lawyer with intimate knowledge of the state’s workers compensation laws. You don’t want any of your losses to go unaddressed, and you don’t want to risk being given the run-around by your employer or their work comp insurer.

Your Employer Will Be Represented by an Attorney

In the event that your workman’s comp claim gets denied, you’ll need to file an appeal. And if your employer wants to dispute your appeal, Delaware state law requires that they’ll be represented by an attorney. Unfortunately, state law does not supply you—the victim—with a work comp lawyer. This means that if you go into your appeal without representation, you could be at a distinct disadvantage.

Don’t let this happen to you. Instead, let Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor represent you in appealing your workman’s compensation denial. We can engage your employer’s lawyer on equal ground, ensuring that you don’t get taken advantage of during your hearing. Whatever their defense is, we’ll know how best to poke holes in it.

Find Out How to Maximize Your Work Comp Award

Contact our firm today to find out how much monetary compensation you’re entitled to for your workplace injury and accident. Workers compensation benefits might not be automatic, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting the best result for your work injury claim. Whether your employer or the insurer is proving problematic, we’ll know how to handle your work comp claim.

Additionally, we can evaluate your work accident for liability beyond just your employer. If a third party was somehow responsible (e.g., perhaps a product manufacturer produced defective safety equipment), you could be eligible to seek additional compensation through a personal injury claim. Exploring this option won’t endanger your right to workers comp, so it’s smart to explore the possibility.

Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor has extensive experience helping Delaware residents through difficult family law matters. We handle issues involving separating or divorcing from a spouse, asserting parental rights, protecting clients through restraining orders, and more. When your family needs results that can only be rendered through the legal system, we’re here to help.

Whatever your family law issue may be, whether it requires mediation or litigation, our Delaware attorneys will handle it in the most effective and sensitive manner possible. Hundreds of Delaware residents have benefited from our assistance in these matters, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to find out how to secure your family’s optimal future.

Divorce and Marriage Dissolution

It’s a sad truth, but not all marriages last. A divorce attorney from our firm should be one of the first people you contact if you think dissolving your marriage is even a remote possibility. Dividing assets and liabilities—and even uncovering all of them—is essential to an ideal divorce decree. This is something that absolutely needs to be done right, and working with an attorney is the best way to go about it.

Of course, divorce might not be the best option for you and your spouse. You might want to “take a break” and see how things develop, in which case, we can arrange a legal separation so that your rights and assets are protected should you decide to go through with the divorce. Or maybe you think your marriage wasn’t valid in the first place and want to know if you qualify for a marriage annulment.

Support and Custody Issues

The most contentious parts of a divorce usually involve money and children—often both. Alimony, child support, and child custody are all key issues that will need to be evaluated and negotiated. Life after divorce is bound to be very different, and you want to ensure that you’re set up for the best life possible once the divorce decree has been rendered.

Naturally, not all child custody and support issues involve a marriage. In cases where you were never married to the other parent, it might be necessary to prove your parental rights or demonstrate the other parent’s obligation. Our Delaware lawyers have experience handling cases from both sides, so you can be confident that our firm will know how to handle your situation and get results.

Other Family Law Matters

If it involves family law, Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor can help you. You might be fearful of an ex or be a current victim of domestic abuse, for example. If this is your situation, we can help you arrange a restraining order and prove what you’ve been experiencing. No one should have to fear for his or her safety, and this is especially true when it involves the people closest to us.

Or maybe you need guidance through the adoption process or want to know how to become a child’s legal guardian. Our attorneys can help with these matters, too. Both processes can be long and rigorous, requiring a mountain of paperwork and a number of interviews, so it pays to be certain that you have everything you need and know what to expect.

Wills and Estates Lawyers

Estate planning is something that all Delaware residents should consider. While it’s often brushed off as something that only the wealthy need, the truth is that your family will greatly benefit no matter what your income level is. Doing so can give you peace of mind knowing that your family members are taken care of, and greatly ease things for your family in the event of your passing.

The state of Delaware no longer has an estate tax, which is a wonderful thing for your heirs. This emphasizes just how important estate planning could be for you and your family, as it leaves only the IRS as the major threat to the inheritance you’ll leave behind. Estate planning is complicated, but Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor can help you devise the best will, trust, and power of attorney possible.

Perfecting Your Will

Your last will and testament is an essential document to ensure your family’s wellbeing after your death. To protect your assets from probate, it’s important to make certain that all of your heirs are named and that your assets, possessions, and property are all accounted for and documented. Without taking this necessary step, your family could be in for a contentious and lengthy legal battle.

Our Delaware attorneys can greatly simplify this process and make certain that nothing gets overlooked. You want your will to be thorough, comprehensive, and explicit. We thrive on getting into the details and translating your last wishes into an ironclad legal document. Your last will and testament is critical to your family, and we’ll take it as seriously as you do.

Power of Attorney

You also want to have your power of attorney established and legally documented in the event that something happens to you and someone else needs to be responsible for making decisions on your behalf. It’s a simple fact that a disabling accident can happen to anyone at any time, so you want to ensure that the person who knows your wishes is the person making decisions while you’re unable.

A power of attorney can be established for financial or medical contingencies, which can both cover a number of complicated and difficult scenarios. A Delaware lawyer from our firm can make certain that your power of attorney grants all of the rights that you want the individual to have—and no more than that.

Family Law and Estate Planning

Family law matters often intersect with estate planning. As our law firm is proficient in family law issues, we can help you with any estate matters that arise from them. For example, a divorce or marriage annulment is certain to have a significant impact on any wills, trusts, or powers of attorney you’ve already established previously.

Likewise, if you need to alter your existing will and estate plans due to changes in child custody or something similar, Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor can help you. You should always ammend your estate planning as soon as you’re aware of a change that needs to be made; you don’t want an outdated estate plan to go into effect unexpectedly.