South Carolina Personal Injury Law Articles

It can be hard to know where to turn when you are looking for reliable information about pursuing a personal injury claim in South Carolina.

You may be wondering whether you should accept the insurance company’s settlement offer or hire an attorney to negotiate on your behalf. The Derrick Law Firm's website has many informative articles regarding many of the questions you may have about your claim. 

We offer articles on a wide range of subjects from the personal injury legal process to workers' compensation questions and beyond. Browse our free legal library to learn more about car, truck, and motorcycle accidents—as well as other kinds of personal injury claims—in South Carolina.

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  • Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury Unlike most neurological disorders, traumatic brain injuries can be prevented by following certain safety procedures and taking precaution during certain activities.
  • Ways to Prevent Large Truck Accidents Occupants of a car, usually the driver, sustain 78 percent of all fatalities in traffic accidents involving large trucks. Here are several tips in which you can share the road safely with these vehicles.
  • What You Need to Know About Auto Insurance The state of South Carolina requires that all drivers buy liability and uninsured motorist coverage to drive legally in the state. This information from the South Carolina Department of Transportation provides important information in understanding your auto insurance policy.
  • Buying Auto Insurance How to select a company and agent and things you should know about buying auto insurance.
  • Motorcycle deaths on the rise Motorcycle deaths are on the rise. Multiple factors can lead to an increase in motorcycle-related traffic accidents. Both motorcyclists and other drivers can play important roles in ensuring that roads and highways are safer places in which to travel.
  • Interacting Safely with Commercial Motor Vehicles The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and its affiliate program, TACT (Targeting Aggressive Cars and Trucks) attempts to curtail aggressive driving and unsafe driving characteristics that increases commercial motor vehicle-related crashes, injuries and fatalities.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Motor vehicle accidents account for forty percent of all new spinal cord injuries that occur every year. This article outlines information about spinal cord injuries and what you can do about it.
  • Motorcycle helmets do not interfere with vision or hearing A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has demonstrated that wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle does not significantly interfere with the rider's ability to see, hear or respond to changes in traffic conditions.
  • How safe is a motorcycle? Motorcycle fatalities represent approximately 11 percent of all highway fatalities each year, yet motorcycles represent approximately 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States. One of the main reasons motorcyclists are killed in crashes is because the motorcycle itself provides virtually no protection in a crash. For example, approximately 80 percent of reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death; a comparable figure for automobiles is about 20 percent.
  • Myrtle Beach Auto Accident Attorney explains, "What is Distracted Driving?" According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of crashing.