What to Expect at Your First Consultation With a North Charleston Truck Accident Lawyer

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

If you’ve been seriously injured in a semi-truck accident, you probably have a lot on your mind, wondering whether you will need long term medical care, whether you will be able to return to work and how you will pay your bills. Finding an experienced truck accident lawyer in the North Charleston area to help you with your claim is one of the best things you can do to protect your livelihood.

Before you meet with an attorney, prepare to bring any bills, letters, or other documents related to the accident that you may have so that the attorney can better understand your case. The more information and evidence you provide will help your attorney build a strong case.

What to expect from a North Charleston Injury Attorney

While you may feel anxious about meeting with an attorney to discuss your accident and your injuries, the right attorney will listen to you and not force you into any legal action. During a consultation, the attorney should gather information about your case and then provide an explanation of what your options are as well as what your case could entail.

At The Derrick Law Firm, our attorneys will ask questions about your accident and your injuries. They will explain the law and how it applies to your case. They will also discuss potential damages like your medical bills, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. You may also ask questions to better understand your legal rights. It is important to ask questions if you have any. An accident attorney knows that people are not legal experts and that most people have not had to hire an attorney before.

The Derrick Law Firm will also give you a fair evaluation of your case and describe the strengths and weaknesses that they see. To give a fair evaluation, it is important for you to:

  • Be honest and open: A lawyer cannot be successful or effective if they do not have truthful information regarding your accident. Be sure to give all of the details. By hiding details, your attorney cannot prepare for any risks associated with your case.
  • Bring all related documents: Be sure to bring accident reports, medical bills, letters or notes related to your accident for the attorney to review.

Have You Been Injured In A North Charleston Truck Accident?

If you or a loved one was injured in a commercial truck accident in South Carolina, our experienced truck accident lawyers are ready to help right away. Contact us online, or call our North Charleston, South Carolina office directly at 843.323.4301 to schedule your free consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Myrtle Beach, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Mt. Pleasant, or North Myrtle Beach office locations.