Dirk J. Derrick has been voted the Best Attorney for the Horry Independent's Readers' Choice Award for the years 2014 and 2015. Dirk has focused his practice on personal injury,... more
Dirk J. Derrick has been voted the Best Attorney for the Horry Independent's Readers' Choice Award for the years 2014 and 2015. Dirk has focused his practice on personal injury, wrongful death, and worker's compensation cases since he graduated from law school in 1987. He has owned his own practice since 1991 and has expanded from his main office in Conway and added two satellite offices- one i... view profile
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. They cover cases such as car accidents, botched surgery, and harassment. Personal injury attorneys know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.