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Police Chase Kills Teenage Girl

By Marc Brown Law Firm |

A 17-year-old girl was killed when she missed a turn and her vehicle tumbled down an embankment as a deputy sheriff was in hot pursuit. According to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy saw the girl’s car and another car parked in the side lot of a Dollar General store after hours. The… Read More »

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Outlining A Fall Injury Claim In South Carolina

By Marc Brown Law Firm |

Falls are the leading cause of ER admissions in the United States. Every year, emergency responders rush over three million fall victims to hospital emergency rooms. These victims usually sustain broken bones, head injuries and other serious wounds that are often permanent or fatal. Typically, health insurance plans do not cover injury-related expenses. With… Read More »

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A Closer Look At Hit-And-Run Wrecks

By Marc Brown Law Firm |

Generally, law enforcement investigators don’t take a closer look at hit-and-run wrecks. They often quickly pull the plug on these investigations, which is why only about 10 percent of hit-and-run drivers are successfully prosecuted in criminal court. In fact, in most cases, prosecutors don’t even file charges in these cases. There are so many… Read More »

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Auto Crash Vs. Auto Accident

By Marc Brown Law Firm |

In the mid-2010s, many media organizations and government units began replacing the phrase “car accident” with “car crash.” The latter phrase better describes these incidents. The A-word implies the incident was inevitable and unavoidable. But driver error causes over 98 percent of the vehicle collisions in South Carolina. This error is usually aggressive driving,… Read More »

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Circumstantial And Direct Evidence In DUI Crash Claims

By Marc Brown Law Firm |

Alcohol-related crash victims have multiple legal options, and they need them. Alcohol is a factor in about a third of the fatal car accidents in South Carolina. This proportion has increased since pandemic lockdowns began in 2020. During these lockdowns, vehicle traffic and traffic enforcement both dropped to practically nothing in many areas. Therefore,… Read More »

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Can I Get Money For An Assault?

By Marc Brown Law Firm |

We have heard this question much more frequently in recent years, since South Carolina’s violent crime rate has increased so much in such a short period of time. For example, the murder rate, which had declined recently, hit a thirty-year high in 2021. Criminal courts punish these offenders. However, in most cases, criminal courts… Read More »

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Legal Options In Dog Bite Claims In South Carolina

By Marc Brown Law Firm |

As more legal options become available, over the last decade, the total insurance company payout for dog bite settlements has increased almost 50 percent. As outlined below, South Carolina law is especially complex when it comes to legal options in dog bite claims. Lawmakers have tried to find a middle ground between pet owners,… Read More »

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Playground Injuries In South Carolina

By Marc Brown Law Firm |

Playgrounds aren’t always fun and games. Every year, emergency room doctors treat about 200,000 children who were injured at playgrounds. Most of these injuries are falls. Serious fall injuries are especially common on older playgrounds which don’t have the proper rubber or other protective surfaces. A few less common types of playground injuries are… Read More »

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Three People Seriously Hurt In Horry County Wreck

By Marc Brown Law Firm |

Few details were available about a four-car collision that seriously injured three people in four vehicles. Crews responded to the call in the area of River Oaks Drive and World Tour Boulevard. Firefighters had to extricate at least one victim from a vehicle before other emergency responders rushed them to a nearby hospital. Car… Read More »

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Breaking Down A Pedestrian Accident In South Carolina

By Marc Brown Law Firm |

Speed is always a critical factor in car crashes. This element is even more critical in pedestrian accident claims. The pedestrian fatality rate is less than 10 percent if the tortfeasor’s (negligent driver’s) vehicle was traveling slower than 15mph at the moment of impact. That fatality rate catapults to over 90 percent if the… Read More »

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