Myrtle Beach Rear End Car Accident Case Result

Dirk J. Derrick
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South Carolina Lawyer Dirk Derrick helps victims recover from car accidents, personal injury & wrongful death.

Our Myrtle Beach accident client was seriously injured after a driver that was driving too fast for conditions slammed into the back of her vehicle.
Our client was riding down Highway 707 in Myrtle Beach, SC. She and her husband were stopped in traffic when the defendant slammed into the back of her car resulting in a violent, unexpected crash.

Prior to the car wreck, she had undergone surgery of the L5 joint in her back and had fully recovered from that issue. However, after the wreck, she went to the emergency room complaining of lower back pain and radicular symptoms down both legs. The doctors ordered MRIs which revealed a recurrent disc herniation at L5-L1 caused by the violent car wreck. They ordered a conservative treatment plan in the form of prescription medication, physical therapy, and epidural steroid injections.
After extensive treatment, our client was still experiencing severe shooting pain in both legs and sought a second opinion with a neurosurgeon at Southeastern Spine Institute. An updated MRI was ordered and showed the disc herniation had gotten worse. Surgery was recommended by her doctors. Our client underwent successful fusion surgery but continues to have some radicular, or shooting, pain. The doctors determined that she had a permanent impairment rating of 16% to the lumbar spine and would need ongoing medical treatment.

The Derrick Law Firm thoroughly investigated this case and gathered all available insurance coverage information as well as all other accident reports. In an effort to give our client the best result for her claim, accident Attorney Dakota Derrick evaluated all medical records and bills, the extent of current and future treatment as well as pain and suffering before demanding the full limits of each insurance policy.

Our Myrtle Beach car accident client settled her case for $900,000.

At The Derrick Law Firm, each case is investigated and evaluated to its full extent in order to obtain the case’s full value. Since 1991, The Derrick Law Firm has focused on personal injury law and has the knowledge and experience to get each client the benefits they need after an accident.