What Damages Can You Pursue in a Greenville Injury Case?

Your compensation will depend on your personal injuries, the quality of the evidence in your case, and the skill of your lawyers. If you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, our Greenville personal injury attorneys will fight for your fair recovery of:

  • Medical expenses. Healthcare costs include emergency care, hospitalization, surgery, doctor visits, medication, medical equipment, rehabilitation, and future care needs.
  • Lost income and earning capacity. If you are unable to work, your wages and self-employment income may decrease or end. Additionally, your future earning potential may be impacted.
  • Property damage. You may recover compensation to repair or replace vehicles or other personal property damaged in the accident.
  • Pain and suffering. Non-economic damages covering physical pain, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, and overall diminished quality of life should be part of your recovery.

In cases of gross negligence or intentional misconduct, courts may award punitive damages to punish the at-fault party.

Your Initial Consultation With The Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers

We hope to make your initial consultation a comfortable experience that allows you to learn about us and us to learn about your accident and injuries and usually occurs as soon as you call us. During our initial meeting, we will likely take the following steps: 

  • Discuss the accident details. Be prepared to describe how the accident occurred, your injuries, medical treatment received so far, and how this incident has impacted your life. Comprehensive details allow for a thorough case evaluation.
  • Provide an overview of legal options and possible outcomes. After reviewing the facts, the lawyer you are meeting with might explain your legal rights, options for recovering compensation, likely challenges, and realistic potential results.
  • Explain our background and talk about our experience. Feel free to ask about our Firm's experience handling similar cases, overall strategy, and past successes representing injured clients. We strive to bring this level of service to all of our personal injury clients in Greenville and throughout South Carolina.
  • Review our legal fees and costs. We will explain our fees and costs and how these are handled for your case.

There will also be time for questions and answers. This is your opportunity to have all outstanding questions and concerns addressed before deciding whether to hire our firm. If you first consultation is over the phone, you are welcome to have a follow up in person consultation as well.

What Happens if You Hire a Derrick Law Firm Greenville Injury Lawyer 

Attorney Dirk Derrick has been representing injured people since 1991. Typically, we take the following steps on each case:

  • Investigate the accident. We'll gather all relevant evidence, review accident reports and medical records, interview witnesses, and consult experts as needed. Photos, videos, witness accounts, and other evidence are strongest and most available shortly after an accident. 
  • Calculate damages. Our lawyers document all losses, such as medical costs, lost income, diminished earning capacity, property damage, pain, suffering, and more, so that a fair settlement can be requested or fought for in court.
  • Explain legal options. Your lawyer should explain your rights, legal options, potential case outcomes, and next steps so you can make well-informed decisions.  
  • Negotiate settlements. We'll engage in settlement talks with insurers and fight to obtain fair financial recovery.
  • Go to court. If insurers refuse to settle fairly and we feel it's appropriate, we'll begen to prepare the case for trial.
  • Help you avoid costly mistakes. We will help you avoid mistakes that could impact your recovery. 

The South Carolina personal injury statute of limitations generally gives you three years to file a lawsuit. However, there are some exceptions and you don’t have to wait that long to contact Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers.

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