Car Accident Library 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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  • Charleston Car Accident Attorney Hurt in a car accident? Voted Best Attorney by the readers of the Horry Independent, The Derrick Law Firm has served SC since 1991 in personal injury cases.
  • Myrtle Beach Car Accident Attorney Hurt in a car accident in the Myrtle Beach area? Call The Derrick Law Firm who was voted BEST ATTORNEY by the Myrtle Beach Herald (2015-2018.) 843-248-7486
  • 3 Feet From Disaster Free Book Learn what insurance coverages you need to protect you and your family in the event of an accident. Attorney Dirk Derrick wrote "3 Feet from Disaster" to help.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cost of Speeding-related Crashes Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes. The economic cost to society of speeding-related crashes is estimated by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to be $40.4 billion per year. In 2008, speeding was a contributing factor in 31 percent of all fatal crashes, and 11,674 lives were lost in speeding-related crashes.
  • How to Deal with Aggressive Drivers The NHTSA offers helpful advice on how to deal with aggressive drivers in order to protect your and your passengers' safety.
  • Biggest Mistakes You Can Make With Insurance Adjusters This article outlines common mistakes made after an injury has been sustained in regards to insurance adjusters and what you should do instead.
  • Do I need a Myrtle Beach SC Personal Injury Attorney This article gives different scenarios in which an individual is injured and discusses whether or not an attorney is needed after an accident or other situation causing personal injury.