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Columbia Boat Accident Lawyer

Columbia, South Carolina has one of the highest boat ownership rates in the country. While our beautiful waterways and proximity to the ocean make for great fishing, water skiing, and jet-skiing, motorized boat use inevitably leads to injuries and fatalities that could have otherwise been avoided had the operator been paying more attention to what they were doing. If you were injured in a boating accident attorney Marc Brown can help you procure compensation for your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages and earning ability, pain and suffering, and property damage.

We Can Help No Matter the Type of Collision/Injury

As a boating accident victim, you must be able to establish liability, as well as the cause of your injury. As such, the injury or death of the victim could be anything from a defective life vest, in which case the life vest manufacturer would be held liable, to a drunk speedboat operator. We can help you whether you were an occupant of the boat that caused the crash, an occupant or driver of another water vessel that was struck by a careless or reckless operator of another vehicle, or a swimmer, stand-up paddle boarder, kayaker, or other small vessel user that was hit by a motorized vessel.

  • Jet Ski Collisions
  • Water Ski/Wakeboard Accidents
  • Fishing Vessel Accidents
  • Speed Boat Accidents
  • Drunk Operator Collisions
  • Kayaker/Stand-Up Paddle Boarder/Swimmer Victim
  • Defective Water Craft of Life Vest Injuries or Deaths
  • Yacht Accidents
  • Injuries that Occur on Cruise Ships
  • Negligent Maintenance or Upkeep of a Water Vessel

How Most Boating Accidents Occur

Motor boats, just like cars, are deadly vehicles and must be operated with care and regard for others. Boat operators have a duty to their passengers and other waterway users to follow safety rules and regulations, abide by speed laws, pay attention while operating their vehicles, and ensure the safety of their vessels. Failure to do so can lead to liability if their actions cause another party to become injured, or killed. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the following are the top most likely causes of accidental boating deaths:

  • Improper lookout
  • Operator inattention
  • Operator inexperience
  • Excessive speed
  • Machinery failure
  • Navigation rules violation
  • Alcohol use
  • Weather
  • Hazardous waters
  • Wake size/wake force

Common boating accident injuries include concussion, whiplash, facial injuries, fractures, lacerations, hypothermia, electrocution, contusions, internal organ damage, and drowning. Any of these injuries is worthy of a personal injury or wrongful death claim.

Call a Columbia Boat Accident Lawyer Today

Boat operators who cause injury or death to others must be held financially accountable for the damages their negligent actions have caused. To ensure that you and your loved ones are not stuck with mounting medical bills and other injury-related costs, you have the ability to file a personal injury claim with the at-fault party. Columbia boat accident attorney Marc Brown is here to help in your time of need. We strongly encourage you to take action today by calling (803) 848-0008 to schedule a free consultation.

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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.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing an 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. Here are just a few reasons to choose us:

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.

We’ll Come To You

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.

Clients First

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.

24/7 Availability

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.

No Fees Unless We Win

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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