Surfside Beach 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 car accident client was injured near Surfside Beach, SC in June 2018. She was sitting at a red light in the southbound lane of Highway 707 at the intersection of Highway 707 and Holmestown Road in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The defendant was also driving south on Highway 707 approaching the red light. The at-fault driver failed to stop in time and hit our client going approximately 35 miles per hour. The impact knocked our client’s car across the intersection and caused her to collide with a traffic post.

When EMS arrived on the scene, our client was unconscious and was transported to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. After several CT Scans and X-rays, it was revealed that she had suffered a compression fracture to her T5 vertebrae and a possible slight endplate fracture of the T6 vertebrae. They also showed a seat belt injury in the subcutaneous tissues of her right breast. She spent three days in ICU with a compression fracture in her spine, a brain bleed, and a broken ankle. She then spent twelve days at a 24-hour rehab center, requiring around the clock care for bladder and bowel control and pain management. Our client treated for six months to improve pain in her right hip, reduce headaches and to relieve pressure in her right ear. After the extensive treatment, the doctors indicated that the brain bleed was nearly resolved and the T5 compression was in a good position alignment and was in the process of healing.

Myrtle Beach car accident lawyers at The Derrick Law Firm thoroughly evaluated all of our client’s medical records, expenses, and facts of this car wreck. Due to high medical bills and the need for extreme medical care as well as the pain and suffering our client had to go through due to someone’s negligence, Accident Attorney Derrick demanded full policy limits of the insurance available.

Our client settled her accident case for $300,000 and obtained all of the insurance available for her case.

Have You Been Injured In A South Carolina Area Car Accident?

If you've been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Conway, South Carolina office directly at 843.484.0707 to schedule your free consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. Pleasant, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.