I was hurt in an accident, but it wasn't my fault...
A personal injury occurs when you are injured as a result of another person's actions, whether through negligence, recklessness or an intentional act. A personal injury claim is your legal right to compensation when you are hurt because of another's actions. Not sure how to proceed from here if you have been recently injured? The Derrick Law Firm is a personal injury law firm in South Carolina with 30 years of experience in representing the injured.
A personal injury can cause you to suffer both economic losses, such as lost wages and medical bills, but also non-economic losses including pain and suffering caused by the injury. Personal injury attorneys at The Derrick Law Firm work tirelessly to help injured victims receive the proper compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and wrongful death.
We represent injured victims in the following areas:
- Car Accidents
- Tractor-Trailer Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Workers' Compensation
- Wrongful Death Accidents
- Pedestrians or bike riders being struck by a vehicle
- Jet ski and boat accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Our Personal Injury Attorneys Explain
In South Carolina, negligence is defined as "the absence of due care or ordinary care. It is the failure to exercise due care as a person of ordinary reason and prudence would exercise in the same circumstances." We understand how frustrating it can be to receive a personal injury as a result of another person's negligence. Your life as you know it can be turned upside down, and it is not fair for you to burden the physical and financial strains without compensation which is just.
Recklessness means "the conscious failure to exercise and observe reasonable or due care. Recklessness implies the doing of a negligent act knowingly."
The Derrick Law Firm will use their years of experience in applying these definitions to your case in order for you to receive fair compensation.
In order to recover for personal injuries sustained due to someone else's conduct, you usually have to prove:
- At least negligence on the other person's behalf; damages sustained by you; and that the damages were caused by the other person's negligence.
Have You Suffered A Personal Injury Due To The Neglect Of Others?
If you've been injured due to the negligence of others you should speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Charleston, South Carolina office directly at 843.488.2359 to schedule your consultation. We are also able to meet clients at our Conway, Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Mt. Pleasant, North Myrtle Beach or North Charleston office locations.