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Three Qualities to Look For in a Sexual Assault Lawyer


The need for a sexual assault lawyer is obvious. The average attorney-negotiated settlement is more than three times higher than the average non-attorney-negotiated settlement. Furthermore, although most cases settle out of court, most cases also involve at least one pretrial hearing. Lawyers effectively advocate for victims in these situations. This point dovetails with the final point, which is that attorneys give victims peace of mind as they deal with uncertain situations.

However, to obtain maximum compensation in a sexual assault injury claim, you need the right Columbia personal injury lawyer. These cases are very complex, usually because a third party, like a landlord or employer, is financially responsible for sexual assault damages. These damages normally include compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.


Your Columbia personal injury lawyer should be physically and professionally accessible throughout your case.

Many sexual assault victims have mobility issues as they recover from their injuries. If the attorney’s primary office isn’t close by, an effective attorney-client partnership, which usually produces the best results, is unobtainable. Furthermore, simply getting to the lawyer’s office could be an issue, especially on a bad day.

Professionally accessible lawyers assume personal responsibility for all the work done in your case. They don’t over-delegate tasks to non-legal assistants or less-experienced associates. They definitely don’t blame these professionals for errors, if things go sideways.

Additionally, your lawyer should be committed to your case and should be willing to go to the mat for you. This aspect of accessibility is closely related to dedication, a quality which is discussed below.


Experienced lawyers regularly practice in local courts and have developed proven methods in sexual assault cases.

All judges have their own rules of procedure and evidence. Many of these rules are unwritten. Your sexual assault case should never be a training tool an inexperienced lawyer uses to learn the rules of conduct.

On a related note, students learn how to think like lawyers during law school. They only learn to act like lawyers once they’re out in the real world.

This experience should include sexual assault cases. These cases usually involve negligent security and other advanced legal theories. If an inexperienced lawyer is unfamiliar with how such theories work, the victim pays the price, in the form of reduced compensation.


Because these cases are so unique, a lawyer should focus on personal injury matters. This focus helps ensure that the lawyer has a passion for such work. Only a strong passion provides enough fuel for the long process ahead.

Fundamentally, financial compensation isn’t the centerpiece of a personal injury case. These lawyers do what they do in order to protect individual legal and financial rights.

Furthermore, as mentioned, dedicated lawyers are with you until the end. They don’t quickly refer cases to other lawyers or look for a quick settlement.

Count on a Diligent Richland County Lawyer

Injury victims are entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Columbia, contact the Marc Brown Law Firm. We routinely handle matters throughout the Palmetto State.

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Marc Brown is an experienced personal injury and civil rights attorney serving clients throughout South Carolina and Georgia. Marc is motivated by the challenge of helping his clients solve their complex legal issues, and most importantly, he obtains favorable results. He is a caring and conscientious attorney who brings the experience and resources of a larger firm to his smaller, more personalized practices in Sumter and Columbia, SC.

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As someone who has always had a keen sense of right and wrong and a desire to achieve excellence and fairness in all things, pursuing law was a natural career choice. After graduating with honors from the prestigious Emory University School of Law, Marc went on to become a dedicated litigator who focuses on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal defense cases.

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The Right Experience

Attorney Marc Brown has experience that matters. Prior to opening this law firm, Marc spent nearly a half a decade defending big insurance companies and large corporations in personal injury and commercial litigation matters across the United States. Marc knows exactly how insurance companies and corporations evaluate claims and what they look at when deciding to increase the amount they are willing to pay. He thinks outside the box to find additional or hidden opportunities for favorable results.

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After being injured in a serious accident, you need to focus on getting better. Serious accidents can be hard on an individual, physically and emotionally. The Marc Brown Law Firm is dedicated to fight for you while you recover. If you are unable to travel to our office for any reason, we will personally visit you! Just give us a call to talk whenever you may be in need of assistance. We’re here to help.

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At the Marc Brown Law Firm, we choose to put our clients first. Our clients are more than just a case number. We think of each of our clients as extended members of the family. We make sure to inform our clients of all their legal options and provide timely updates throughout the life their case.

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We are available around the clock for our clients. If at any point we are unavailable, we promise to promptly respond to all messages within hours.


We work hard so that our clients receive the justice they deserve! When necessary, Attorney Marc Brown retains investigators, engineers, and other experts to help prove your case. Insurance companies are big, but Marc is experienced and resourceful. We fight for each of our clients so that you can receive the maximum compensation available to you.

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We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront cost to clients. You only pay lawyer fees when we win your case. This also means that your attorney is only paid a percentage of what is recovered for you. The Marc Brown Law Firm has a vested interest in ensuring that each of our clients receive the maximum recovery available to them. We are determined to fight tirelessly to recover for you.

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