• Charleston
  • 635 East Bay Street Suite F
    Charleston, SC 29403
  • Phone: 843-488-2359
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Derrick Law Firm's Charleston personal injury law office is conveniently located in a beautiful historic mansion overlooking Charleston Harbor. The building, known as the Faber House, is located near the Cigar Factory at the corner of East Bay Street and Amherst Street. We have plenty of free parking, and our office is elevator accessible.

Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer Dirk Derrick

Dirk Derrick Helps Charleston Residents and Tourists Hurt in Personal Injury Accidents 

Charleston personal injury lawyer Dirk Derrick founded Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers in 1991. Born and raised in South Carolina, Mr. Derrick and his team serve those who have suffered serious injuries in South Carolina accidents.

Since 1670, the Holy City has been a popular place to live, work, and visit. In recent years, U.S. News & World Report has named Charleston one of the fastest-growing places in the U.S.

Accidents happen in the hustle and bustle of our busy small city. Derrick Law Firm's injury lawyers are here for locals and visitors hurt in these accidents. We handle personal injury cases, such as car crashes, boat and jet ski accidents, tractor-trailer truck accidents, slips, falls, motorcycle accidents, workers' compensation claims, wrongful deaths, and more.

Types of Cases Our Charleston Personal Injury Attorneys Handle

If someone else's negligence or recklessness has injured you, you need an experienced Charleston personal injury lawyer to help you navigate the South Carolina legal system.

Our dedicated Charleston personal injury lawyers are committed to securing fair compensation for clients. We meticulously collect evidence, negotiate with insurers, attend court if needed, and prioritize client understanding by addressing questions. We handle diverse personal injury cases, including but not limited to:

Car Accidents

If you have been hurt in a car accident, your primary focus should be on recovering physically and emotionally, without the added pressure of handling insurance matters and legal claims. The Charleston car accident attorneys at Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers are dedicated to conducting a comprehensive investigation into your case, and meticulously assessing whether another driver's distracted, drowsy, intoxicated, or otherwise negligent conduct led to the crash. We pledge to treat you the same way we would treat a family member and to work hard to get you a fair recovery.

Boating and Jet Ski Accidents

Waterways make up approximately 15% of Charleston. You can enjoy recreational boating in Charleston Harbor or on the Ashley River, Cooper River, Folly River, Stono River, or Shem Creek. Unfortunately, an enjoyable day on the water can become tragic if a serious boat or jet ski accident occurs. If you've been injured due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct of a boat or jet ski owner or operator, our Charleston boat accident lawyers will fight for the fair recovery you deserve.

Denied or Delayed Insurance Claims

It's not uncommon for insurance companies to resist fulfilling their obligations to you by denying what is rightfully owed, delaying your benefits, or trying to diminish your fair compensation. If you find yourself in this situation, Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers might be able to provide assistance. We're well-equipped to support you with over 30 years of experience handling bad faith insurance claims and insurance claims litigation.

Motorcycle Accidents

Catastrophic injuries from motorcycle accidents can bring about significant medical costs and a loss of income due to missed work. Insurance companies typically aim to minimize payouts to injured individuals rather than provide the accident claim's full value. If you or a loved one faces serious injuries from a motorcycle accident caused by another driver's negligence, get in touch with the motorcycle accident lawyers at Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers. We can advise you on how to protect your rights.

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

If you have concerns that your loved one might be experiencing abuse or neglect in a nursing home or residential care facility, it's crucial to consult with a Charleston nursing home injury attorney promptly. Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers is dedicated to assisting you in safeguarding your loved one and advocating for the rights of all nursing home residents to reside in secure and respectful environments.

Personal Injury Accidents

Personal injuries result from the negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of others, causing you harm. These injuries bring physical pain and suffering and economic losses such as medical bills and lost wages. If you find yourself seriously injured due to someone else's fault or a business's negligence, seeking the assistance of an experienced Charleston personal injury attorney may be crucial to ensure you receive the necessary benefits.

Spinal Cord Injury Accidents

Each year, thousands of individuals experience spinal cord injuries in the United States, incurring substantial treatment costs that often amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Many of these injuries stem from the negligence of others. If you find yourself in this situation, a seasoned Charleston spinal cord injury attorney can assist you in filing a legal claim and advocating for fair compensation to cover past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other associated damages.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can occur suddenly, leading to months or even years of recovery, accumulating medical bills, and adding stress to you and your family. Dealing with insurance companies only adds to the burden, as they frequently try to reduce the rightful compensation you deserve after an accident. If you've sustained injuries in a tractor-trailer accident in South Carolina, it's crucial to have an attorney who will prioritize your best interests.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a blow to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the typical function of the brain. Common signs of a traumatic brain injury encompass enduring headaches and neck pain, difficulty concentrating, blurred vision, and various other symptoms. Our team of traumatic brain injury attorneys is devoted to securing the treatment you need, along with pursuing compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other damages.

Workers' Compensation

Virtually every job comes with some level of risk for on-the-job injuries. If you sustain an injury while working, you may have the right to workers' compensation, covering medical expenses, ongoing therapy, and lost wages. Despite this entitlement, your employer and insurance company might attempt to reduce these benefits or reject your claim. Our experienced Charleston workers' compensation lawyers are committed to diligently pursuing the fair recovery you deserve under South Carolina law.

Wrongful Death

When the negligent actions of another person result in your loved one's death, it brings about a dramatic and life-altering change for your whole family. While dealing with grief and adjustment, the last thing you need is the worry of an insurance company trying to diminish the rightful compensation you are owed. Seeking the assistance of a wrongful death attorney is vital in helping you obtain the compensation required after the death of your family member.

How to Choose a Charleston Injury Lawyer

You have a lot at stake, and you deserve to hire the right Charleston personal injury attorney for you. Some things to consider include:

Experience and Reputation

Look for an attorney with significant experience in personal injury law. Attorney Dirk J. Derrick began representing injured clients in 1991. Today, Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers has more than 20 attorneys helping people hurt in accidents throughout South Carolina.

Your case is unique and the outcome of your case is not based on our previous successes. However, we invite you to read our client testimonials and case results to learn more about our work and the difference we've made in our clients' lives.

Communication and Accessibility

We want you to feel comfortable throughout the legal process. We will communicate with you and be available to answer your questions so that you can feel confident every step of the way.

Fee Structures and Costs

We represent personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis. That means you won't owe us hourly fees or upfront costs. Instead, we are paid a percentage of your recovery plus costs. If you do not recover any compensation, you will not be responsible for reimbursing us for any costs. 

A Free Consultation

We invite you to schedule a free consultation today to learn more about our fees, costs, and how we may help you with your legal claim. During this meeting, you can ask us questions and gauge whether our legal team would be a good fit for you.

Making a careful and informed decision in selecting a Charleston personal injury lawyer is crucial to protecting your rights.

Have You Suffered a Personal Injury Due to Negligence in Charleston, South Carolina?

If you've been injured due to negligence, you should speak with an experienced South Carolina personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Charleston office directly at 843.488.2359 to schedule your consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our ConwayMyrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. PleasantNorth Myrtle Beach, Florence, Greenville or North Charleston office locations.

Areas Served By Derrick Law Firm's Charleston Office

We proudly represent people who live, work, or visit the greater Charleston area, including in the following areas:

  • James Island
  • Johns Island
  • Daniel Island
  • Morris Island
  • Wadmalaw Island
  • Ravenel
  • Folly Beach
  • Goose Creek
  • Summerville
  • Isle of Palms
  • Kiawah Island
  • Sullivan's Island
  • Drum Island
  • West Ashley

Please note that our South Carolina personal injury law firm serves people injured in accidents throughout the state from nine conveniently located offices throughout South Carolina.

Directions to Our Charleston Law Office

We welcome your visit to our Charleston Law Office at 635 East Bay Street Suite F in Charleston.

From Sullivan's Island

-Head northwest on Station 22 1/2 St toward Jasper Blvd

-Continue onto SC-703 W/Ben Sawyer Blvd

-Keep right to continue on W Coleman Blvd

-Merge onto Hwy 17 S/Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge

-Use the right lane to take the Morrison Dr ramp to E. Bay St

-Use any lane to turn left onto US-52 Spur/Morrison Dr

-Destination will be on your right

From Folly Beach

-Take State Hwy 171/Folly Rd/Folly Beach Rd

-Turn right onto SC-30 E

-Keep left to stay on SC-30 E

-Keep left to continue on James Island Expy, follow signs for Calhoun St

-Merge onto Calhoun St

-Turn left onto E Bay St

-The destination will be on your left

From Rantowles

-Merge onto I-26 E via the ramp to Charleston

-Take exit 219B toward Morrison Dr

-Turn left onto Mt Pleasant St

-Continue onto US-52 Spur/Morrison Dr

-The destination will be on your right

From Goose Creek

-Merge onto I-26 E via the ramp to Charleston

-Take exit 219B toward Morrison Dr

-Turn left onto Mt Pleasant St

-Continue onto US-52 Spur/Morrison Dr

-The destination will be on your right