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Law Office of M. Brooks Derrick, LLC

Car Accidents

If you have been involved in a serious wreck or are struggling to deal with insurance companies, we are here to help.

Car Accident Lawyer and Attorney in Simpsonville, South Carolina

A wreck is rarely an accident, and in most cases, someone made a mistake and is to blame. If you’ve been involved in a car wreck, you may need to hire a car accident lawyer.

The decision to hire a lawyer is an important one and should not be entered into on a whim. An experienced car accident lawyer can help you recover emotionally, physically, and financially, and knowing when to hire a lawyer can make all the difference.

Why do I need to hire a car accident lawyer?

Undeniably, car accidents happen every day, and many of those only cause minor vehicle damage, i.e., “fender benders.”  But some car accidents involve injuries and fatalities. The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released fatal traffic crash data for 2016, and according to NHTSA data, 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, which was an increase of 5.6 percent from 2015.

Although the NHTSA found that distracted driving and drowsy driving fatalities declined, deaths related to other reckless behaviors – including speeding, alcohol impairment, and not wearing seatbelts – continued to increase.

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Nationwide Traffic Collision Deaths
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Nationwide DUI Related Deaths
Although the nationwide data is terrifying, South Carolinians don’t fare much better. According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, there is a traffic collision every 3.7 minutes, one person injured in a traffic collision every 8.5 minutes, and one person dies in a traffic collision every 8.6 hours. To put it another way, the NHTSA found that 1,015 deaths occurred on South Carolina roads in 2016 and 331 of those deaths were DUI related.

As a result, these collisions don’t just take a physical toll. It’s important to note that these car accident injuries and deaths exact a financial toll on South Carolina, and according to the Centers for Disease Control, the total cost of crash-related deaths in South Carolina is $1.05 Billion.

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South Carolina Traffic Collision Deaths
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South Carolina DUI Related Deaths
An experienced car accident attorney can help you understand the process and help you recover what you lost because of the wreck, which includes medical expenses, lost wages, car repairs or replacement, and funeral costs.

What do I look for in a lawyer?

Hiring a lawyer is serious business, and you aren’t doing it just to meet some new people. The process can be hard, and it is difficult to know where to start. There are many ways to find a reliable lawyer. One of the best is a recommendation from a trusted friend, relative, or business associate. Be aware, however, that each legal case is different and that a lawyer who is right for someone else may not suit you or your legal problem.

By and large, there are a few must-have qualities: experience, cost, location, open communication, empathy, and professional reputation.

If this happens to you or your loved one, we are here to help. We are committed to helping injured drivers, passengers, and pedestrians understand their rights and navigate the process to recover physically, emotionally, and financially.

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Don't Worry About Cost

We don’t want to add to your stress during this time in your life. That’s why we offer free consultations, and in injury cases, we will not charge you a fee unless we recover compensation. In addition to that, we cover all of the upfront costs, such as filing fees and expert witnesses, and we won’t ask you to reimburse us unless we receive a settlement or verdict, which means you will not pay any out of pocket costs.

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