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Experience can make all the difference in the outcome you obtain when it comes to personal injury cases.

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Columbia
Civil Rights Attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, it’s important to understand that you have rights. It’s also important to hire the right Civil Rights Lawyer to help you. Dealing with medical providers and fighting with big insurance companies can be a tiring battle, but you don’t have to fight on your own.

We Are Experienced Civil Rights Lawyers Serving Columbia, SC

Civil rights cover many aspects of law, but at its core is the preface they are legal actions between parties that are not criminally-related. These claims generally arise out of disputes between two or more entities such as people (as individuals and as groups), businesses or companies, and government institutions. If you need legal help with your civil matter, reach out to a South Carolina civil rights lawyer at the Marc Brown Law Firm in Columbia, SC.

What Are Civil Rights Violations?

As stated in the South Carolina Legislature, our Columbia civil rights lawyer will uphold the rights to individuals affected by, “the practice of discrimination against an individual because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability as a matter of state concern and declares that this discrimination is unlawful and in conflict with the ideals of South Carolina and the nation”.

Civil rights are the process in which civil matters are resolved in a court of law. Because civil rights, in general, is loosely described as any legal case that is “non-criminal”, the result is a rather broad category of law. And as such, the nature of the cases differs from client to client. Our attorneys handle personal injury claims, injury to crime victims, and civil rights violations.

Civil Rights Cover Many Areas:

  • Business Torts – Business torts, sometimes referred to as “economic torts,” is defined as a wrongful act carried out against a business entity. These wrongful acts are often intentional but can also be as a result of negligence or just pure recklessness. A staple of business civil rights is the aspect that the unlawful conduct that caused (or is likely to cause in the future) some kind of financial loss. Business torts may include breach of contract, dissolution disputes, trade secrets or intellectual property infringements, libel or defamation litigation, fraud, tenant-landlord disputes, and professional negligence or malpractice.
  • Employment Law – This area of law deals with disputes regarding wage and hour issues, employment-related discrimination and hostile working environment, family and medical leave discourse, whistleblower and retaliation, sexual harassment, employee classification disagreements, and more.
  • Civil Rights Violations – Also called Constitutional Law, this area focuses on fighting all violations of legal rights that are protected under the Constitution. They encompass matters such as police misconduct, brutality or excessive force, same-sex and same-sex benefit discrimination, violation of religious liberties, the violation of rights to privacy, voting, fair trial, and the freedom of speech, press, assembly, and movement, among other human rights violations.
  • Personal Injury – Personal injury law covers a wide range of accidents or incidents which result in personal loss or losses to the victim. If you have been injured as the result of someone else’s careless or negligent action (or inaction) you have a legal right to seek compensation under the law. Injuries can stem from a number of accidents or situations, but the main areas include product liability, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.
  • Family Law and Bankruptcy – Although, technically, family and bankruptcy law are civil law issues, there are rules and court forms that are specific to them. Family law involves matters such as divorce and annulments, child support and custody, fathers and/or grandparents’ rights, relocation issues, asset or property division, and more. Bankruptcy includes the filing of different “Chapters” of financial hardship and provides for the reduction or elimination of certain debts. It can produce a reorganization, a consolidation, or new terms and timelines for the repayment of existing debts.

How do I know I have a Civil Rights case?

Freedoms are granted to all individuals and should never be taken away. Unfortunately, in some large corporations and government positions, some tend to have a power struggle and abuse these freedoms at another’s expense. When your personal civil rights are abused, you should be able to seek justice and fair compensation. Below are some examples of civil rights violations.

  • Prison abuse: It is the responsibility of Jailers to provide a reasonably safe and secure place for their inmates. Unfortunately, many prisoners experience sexual abuse, injuries from guards, are left in dangerous situations, and more. A full investigation would need to be done if the government is legally liable for these injuries.
  • False arrest: Or Police misconduct. These are among some of the most common types of civil rights lawsuits. There are very specific laws officers have to follow in order to arrest an individual. When they violate these laws, don’t provide warrants, or become overpowering in certain situations, an arrest could be made falsely.
  • Violating the 4th amendment: As stated in the 4th amendment, when “persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures” occurs, these are a clear violation of one’s civil rights and should be further investigated.

Any of the above violations will require legal help from a skilled and experienced attorney who has studied civil rights and the laws they entail. Marc Brown Law Firm is here to defend you rights and freedoms you have fought to preserve your whole life. You are in good hands when you trust our law firm.

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Practice Areas

Car Accidents
When a car accident happens, your life may be turned upside down in a matter of seconds. Let us help to restore your life.
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Trucking Accidents
Attorney Marc Brown is a knowledgeable truck accident lawyer. We can help you when you need it most.
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Wrongful Death
Experiencing the death of a loved one is a difficult and emotional time. It can also be financially devastating. Let us help!
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Premises Liability
Marc Brown is an experienced premises liability attorney that serves the entire states of South Carolina and Georgia.
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Civil Rights
If you need legal help with your civil matter, reach out to a South Carolina civil litigation lawyer at the Marc Brown Law Firm.
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Shooting/Crime Victims
In cases of shootings and other crimes, victims can seek financial compensation by filing a civil claim for damages.
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Results

Civil Rights - Excessive Force
Confidential

Multiple correctional officers took turns spraying a handcuffed and chained inmate with chemical munitions. The officers then left the inmate in an empty cell for hours without providing water or any materials for him to cleanse the chemicals out of his eyes and off of his body.

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Car Accident
$1,075,000

Our client’s vehicle was struck by a large dump truck. Our client sustained significant injuries, but was thankfully able to recover and return home to his family.

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Car Accident
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Six-Figure Settlement - Our client was a young child that was playing in his front yard when the accident occurred. A vehicle in the yard began backing up and ran over the child. He suffered serious injuries to his head and eye due to the accident.

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Wrongful Death
$250,000

Our client lost his life after being struck by a sports car while walking along the roadway. Despite the insurance company initially denying liability and offering $0 to settle the case, we were strategically able to obtain the full available policy limits for our client’s family.

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Nail Salon Infection
$90,000

Our client sustained injuries to her finger while being serviced at a popular nail salon. The injury became infected, which required her to undergo a minor surgical procedure. The insurance company’s “top” offer was $32,000 before going to mediation. We settled the case at mediation for almost 3X that “top” offer.

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Bicycle Accident
$100,000

Our client suffered a serious head injury when a negligent driver attempted to pass him as he rode his bike along the side of the roadway.

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Car Accident
$150,000

Our clients were on their way home when they were run off the road and into a ditch. The car that ran them off of the road did not actually make contact with their vehicle, and thankfully no one was severely injured. Despite only sustaining minor injuries, we were able to get our clients a great result.

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Marc Brown Law Firm

Meet attorney Marc Brown

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.

A Personable & Dedicated South Carolina Attorney

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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Why Choose Us?

Choosing a civil rights attorney is a very important decision, but it can be difficult. When you choose the Marc Brown Law Firm, we do everything we can to keep you informed, put your needs first, and to make sure justice is served.

Defining Civil Rights

In the United States of America, the roots of what is moral for protecting an individual’s freedoms stem from the set of rights that were designed to secure an individual from all unfair treatment. Also, they were made for these individuals to receive fair treatment in the many circumstances that occur in life. These include areas in education, public accommodations, the workplace, housing, and more. Specific laws can be found at the federal level and are listing below:

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Age of Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Fair Housing Act
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975

Each state also passes there own set of civil rights laws that are similar to the ones on a federal level. These state laws that are put into place can be more protective to the citizens of the state than those on the federal level regarding certain civil rights.

Civil Rights in Columbia, South Carolina

The history of equality and social justice in the southern states has been a struggle and caused tension between the people who lived in them. This burdensome path included racial violence, voter discrimination, segregation, and more, which were not easily overcome. Two prominent places within the state hold the preservation of these civil rights struggles: South Carolina State House and the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House. These locations protect the memories and relentless effort of those laying a foundation for all to experience the benefit of obtaining Civil Rights.

Our attorney at the Marc Brown Law Firm understands these historical movements and the path it has led us to today. Every human being should be able to receive protection in regard to civil rights. Marc Brown is an attorney who will do the tasks necessary to help his client’s freedoms be respected. He has current knowledge of the laws and regulations in South Carolina regarding civil rights to protect clients, research and argue cases, negotiate settlements and draft legal documents to benefit and protect his clients.

Reach Out To Columbia Civil Rights Attorney Marc Brown Today

At the Marc Brown Law Firm, our compassionate and skilled legal professionals are here to help you put the pieces back together after an injury or loss. Our team understands the laws surrounding civil rights and we are dedicated to getting you justice and maximizing the compensation you deserve. Contact us today or fill out our convenient online contact form. We offer free confidential consultations.

An appeal may be filed by the defendant through legal counsel if they wish to dispute the verdict. A higher court will review the decision along with the evidence and the details of the case and trial. This appellate court can reverse a decision if they see fit or order a new trial. Court cases can last days, weeks, months, or even years depending on different factors including jurisdiction and venue issues, the jury selection process, continuances, additional motions, and of course, the appeal itself.