Why Partner With Derrick Law Firm?
With office locations in Conway, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, North Charleston, Murrells Inlet, and Mt. Pleasant, The Derrick Law Firm is well-equipped to handle a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death claims. We are intimately familiar with the perspectives of Horry County jurors and have created a unique focus group program that allows referring attorneys to present their arguments in front of a mock jury to gather qualitative feedback, measure reactions, and refine their cases to obtain the best possible result for their clients.
You can trust that we share your commitment to helping those who’ve been injured due to the negligence of others.
When we receive your referral, we’ll schedule an initial meeting to discuss the terms of the arrangement. This includes how we can be of assistance, your level of involvement in the case, and the proposed referral fee.
When we’ve worked out a suitable arrangement, you’ll get the client’s approval in writing. Then, you’ll send us any case-related materials you’ve gathered. After reviewing the existing case file, we’ll develop a plan to obtain further evidence and determine the next steps needed to move the case forward.
Your involvement depends on your skills, resources, available time, and personal preference. We can serve as co-counsel or take the lead and simply provide regular status updates to keep you informed of the case’s progress.
What types of cases do you accept referrals for?
Derrick Law Firm accepts referrals for all personal injury cases within the state of South Carolina, including car accidents, truck accidents, accidents resulting in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) or spinal cord injuries, and nursing home abuse claims. Additionally, we accept referrals for wrongful death claims where someone has died as the result of another party’s negligence.
Why should I refer a case to you?
Attorneys come to us for a number of reasons, including our vast personal injury experience, our ability to offer a cost-effective focus group option for presenting case arguments, our knowledge of what to expect from Horry County juries, and our outstanding reputation within the community. We are happy to schedule a meeting to discuss how we can help you best meet your client’s needs.
How much work will I have to do as the referring attorney?
Our relationship with referring attorneys is determined on a case-by-case basis. You can be involved as much—or as little—as you feel comfortable with considering your expertise and existing workload. We’re willing to take the lead or serve as co-counsel, providing help taking depositions and preparing for trial.
How much of the attorney fee will I receive?
The referral fee will depend on the nature of the case and your level of involvement. We typically pay between 25% and 75% for attorney referrals.
Do I need to be out of state to refer a case to you?
While we are happy to accept referrals from attorneys outside the state, we are open to working with attorneys throughout South Carolina as well. Many of our in-state referrals come from smaller firms that lack the resources or expertise to fully develop a case. We also regularly work with larger South Carolina firms who are seeking the perspective of an attorney who is well-versed in what to expect from Horry County juries.