Every year, thousands of people across South Carolina require emergency treatment for injuries. While many of them are genuine accidents where nobody was at fault, others were caused by parties who were too reckless, negligent, or impaired to prevent their actions from harming others.
If you have been injured in an otherwise preventable accident, our team at Derrick Law Office will fight for you! We know that when a negligent motorist hits you or you slip and fall on an unmopped spill, it can change your life, sometimes forever. When that happens, we believe that you deserve maximum compensation, and we will fight to get it for you.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At Derrick Law Office, we have a proven track record of success in a wide variety of personal injury claims. Our practice areas are highlighted below.
According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, there were 963 fatal motor vehicle accidents on state roads, killing 1,065 people. The number of those injured is even higher: the victims suffer painful injuries that range in severity from bruising and lacerations to spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.
Many of these accidents result from drunk or distracted drivers. People get behind the wheel while impaired by drugs or alcohol or pay more attention to their smartphones than the road ahead, resulting in catastrophic injuries to pedestrians, bicycle and motorcycle riders, and other drivers and their passengers. If you need a DUI injury attorney in Greenville, we’re there for you.
18 Wheeler Injuries
For South Carolina companies, 18-wheelers are an important form of transportation. Nevertheless, these trucks are among the largest and most difficult vehicles to operate on roads and highways. Even seasoned truck drivers can have difficulty maneuvering them, and if an accident occurs, it can result in serious injury and even death.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a collision with one of these huge commercial vehicles, talk to an experienced Greenville 18 wheeler accident attorney at Derrick Law Office.
Slip And Fall (Premises Liability)
Slip and fall accidents are fairly common in Greenville and across South Carolina. Sometimes the injuries are minor, but other times they can be catastrophic. If you’ve been hurt, reach out to a Greenville slip and fall lawyer at our office.
Common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
A catastrophic injury can have serious consequences for you, physically, mentally, and financially. Therefore, you should seek immediate medical attention and hire an attorney to assist with your case as soon as possible.
Motorcycles provide a sense of freedom and speed that many Greenville residents find exhilarating. As thrilling as riding a motorcycle can be, however, there are substantial dangers it poses to riders.
In a collision, motorcycle riders and their passengers are more vulnerable to serious injury and death than the occupants of cars and trucks. In South Carolina, there are no helmet laws that apply to anyone over 21, which exposes many motorcyclists to severe head and neck injuries.
If another party’s negligence causes a motorcyclist to suffer serious injuries, permanent disability, or worse, a Greenville motorcycle accident attorney at our firm will fight for maximum compensation.
Dog bites are extremely painful and difficult to treat. The teeth of a dog can inflict deep and difficult-to-clean wounds, which make them more likely to become infected. A dog bite can also tear the flesh, requiring stitches or surgery and leaving lasting scars that damage a person’s self-esteem.
If you have been injured in an animal attack in Greenville, you do not have to suffer in silence. If you are fighting for justice and fair financial compensation, you have legal resources at your disposal. At Derrick Law Office, we have helped numerous dog bite victims obtain compensation and can help to guide you on the road to recovery.
Nursing Home Abuse
As the population ages and more residents enter nursing homes, elder abuse, nursing home abuse, and nursing home accidents are becoming more common. The majority of nursing homes do provide excellent care, but a significant number do not. Residents of the latter frequently suffer physical and emotional abuse, financial exploitation, and neglect.
If you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected, please contact a Greenville personal injury lawyer at our office. We understand that you trusted a nursing home to take care of your loved one and now that trust may have been breached. If you notice signs of abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation please contact us right away.
Sexual Abuse and Assault
A sexual assault or act of abuse is any unwanted physical contact that is sexual in nature. Survivors are often overcome with a range of fears and other emotions. Many of them are reluctant to discuss their experience and want to put it behind them as quickly as possible.
Sexual abuse and assault can have long-term physical and psychological effects, affecting everything both your personal and professional life. Fortunately, compensation may be available to help relieve the financial burden that this can cause, and a Greenville personal injury lawyer at our firm can assist you. Your consultation will always be strictly confidential.
Call a Greenville Accident Lawyer Today
A personal injury claim is a complicated process that requires gathering specific information, completing forms, conducting professional assessments, and following precise and often time-sensitive procedures. As a victim, this process can seem overwhelming. You need a team of experienced personal injury attorneys on your side.
At Derrick Law Office, we work aggressively on behalf of each client, striving to achieve the best possible outcome. To talk to a compassionate accident attorney at our firm, please contact us.