A personal injury occurs when you are injured as a result of another person's actions, whether through negligence, recklessness or an intentional act. A personal injury claim is your legal right to compensation when you are hurt because of another's actions. Not sure how to proceed from here if you have been recently injured? Dirk Derrick is a personal injury attorney in South Carolina with over 29 years of experience in representing the injured.
A personal injury can cause you to suffer both economic losses such as lost wages and medical bills, but also non-economic losses including pain and suffering caused by the injury. An experienced personal injury attorney like Dirk Derrick can help you attain the compensation you need as you recover. Mr. Derrick works tirelessly to help injured victims receive the proper compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and wrongful death.
We represents injured victims in the following areas:
Our South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney Helping You Understand Negligence
In South Carolina, negligence is defined as: "the absence of due care or ordinary care. It is the failure to exercise due care as a person of ordinary reason and prudence would exercise in the same circumstances." We understand how frustrating it can be to receive a personal injury as a result of another person's negligence. Your life as you know it can be turned upside down, and it is not fair for you to burden the physical and financial strains without compensation which is just.
Definition of Recklessness
Recklessness means "the conscious failure to exercise and observe reasonable or due care. Recklessness implies the doing of a negligent act knowingly." Dirk Derrick will use his years of experience in applying this definition to your case in order for you to receive what is fair compensation.
In order to recover for personal injuries sustained due to someone else's conduct, you usually have to prove:
- At least negligence on the other person's behalf; damages sustained by you; and that the damages were caused by the other person's negligence.
The Derrick Law Firm works to prepare every case if it is going to trial. Mr. Derrick does not allow the insurance companies to set the value of your case. Please get in touch with our experienced personal injury attorney!
The Derrick Law Firm has locations in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston, and Charleston, South Carolina.