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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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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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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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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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Legal Options For Sexual Assault Victims

By Marc Brown Law Firm |

South Carolina recently was at the top of a list no one wanted to be on. The Palmetto State has one of the highest violent crime rates in the country. Sexual assault may be one of the worst of these violent crimes, because this offense affects victims in so many different ways. Criminal courts… Read More »

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Breaking Down A Nursing Home Negligence Claim

By Marc Brown Law Firm |

Nursing home understaffing is usually the root cause of nursing home negligence. Overworked employees are stressed-out employees who often act out in ways that harm nursing home residents. Furthermore, employees at understaffed nursing homes frequently take shortcuts or try to perform jobs they aren’t qualified to perform. These problems are widespread. Over 90 percent… Read More »

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Fireball Crash Kills Four People

By Marc Brown Law Firm |

Some combination of a violent collision and smoke inhalation killed four people in a Ford truck that smacked into  an illegally-parked dump truck. The wreck happened on I-85 South between University City Boulevard and West W.T. Harris Boulevard. According to investigators, the victims were riding in a Ford truck that hit an improperly parked… Read More »

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