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Columbia Child Injury Lawyer

When your child goes to school or you drop your child off at daycare, you expect him or her to have a safe and enriching experience. Likewise, when you take your child to a playground, amusement park, or zoo, you expect to create memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life. You do not expect your child to suffer a serious injury, and yet this is an all-too-common occurrence at schools and other venues throughout central South Carolina.

At the Marc Brown Law Firm, we are passionate about helping families recover just compensation when their children suffer serious injuries due to others’ carelessness or neglect. We represent families throughout South Carolina. If your child was injured and you have any reason to suspect that someone else might possibly be to blame, we encourage you to contact us promptly.  Marc Brown will thoroughly assess your family’s legal rights and determine if you have grounds to pursue a financial recovery.

Traffic Collisions

Our transportation system is practically designed to kill and injure children. Large, tall vehicles are particularly dangerous to child pedestrians, while fast multi-lane roads with narrow sidewalks and few pedestrian crossings make even getting to school a danger for children. As such, motor vehicle drivers pose the greatest threat to children of all ages. Whether your child was riding her bike and hit by a distracted driver, or a drunk driver caused injury to your child when she was a passenger in your vehicle, you have the right to seek compensation from that party.

  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Bicycle collisions
  • Pedestrian collisions
  • Skateboard, scooter, hoverboard, and other collisions with vehicles

School Injuries

Schools have a duty of care to all students when it comes to their safety. Parents can hold a school financially accountable in certain injury scenarios. A few examples of school injury claims that we handle include the following:

  • Bullying
  • Sexual abuse
  • Playground injuries
  • School bus injuries

Premises Liability Claims

Three common premises liability claims involving children of all ages include:

  • Strip and fall—A trip and fall claim occurs when the floor, stairs, or ramp pose a hazard (such as an extension cord, spilled food, or lack of a hand railing) that causes the victim to fall. Children often fall of their own accord, but that does not mean that a property or business owner is not liable for their injuries if their premises were not safe for all invitees.
  • Swimming pool accidents—Property owners with pools must follow South Carolina state regulations regarding fencing surrounding the pool. Tragically, a property or business owner’s negligence can lead to the accidental drowning of young children if they do not follow the state regulations.
  • Attractive nuisance claims—If a property owner’s house, building, or vacant lot is predictably appealing to a child, and a child gets injured on the property (even if they are trespassing) the property owner can be held liable in an attractive nuisance claim.

Was Your Child Injured on Public or Private Property, or While in Someone Else’s Care?

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. While this may be true, it is not an excuse for children to suffer avoidable injuries. Property owners, school and daycare administrators, and others have a legal obligation to take reasonable measures to ensure children’s safety. And when they fall short of this obligation, they can be held fully accountable under South Carolina law.

1. Injuries to Children at South Carolina Daycare and Child Care Centers

In South Carolina, daycare and child care centers are subject to various safety rules and regulations in addition to being held to the same standards as other businesses. When you drop your child off at daycare, you are entitled to expect that your child will receive adequate care and attention in a safe environment, and you should not have to worry that he or she will be injured while you are at work.

Unfortunately, daycare and child care center accidents happen frequently. Our firm represents families in cases against centers in Columbia and throughout South Carolina involving:

  • Unsafe toys and play equipment (including toys and equipment that are not age-appropriate)
  • Unqualified, inexperienced, and abusive teachers, administrators, and staff
  • Unsanitary conditions, exposure to cleaning products and other chemicals, and other health and safety hazards that can cause a slip and fall injury

2. Injuries to Children at Public and Private Schools in South Carolina

Similarly, schools are supposed to be safe places for children to learn and grow. From preschool through high school, parents and students rely on teachers and school personnel to provide protection against physical and psychological harm. Sadly, many teachers and administrators simply do not have the dedication required to adequately protect students, and many cases of intentional verbal, physical, and sexual abuse have been widely reported as well. Columbia child injury lawyer, Marc Brown represents clients in South Carolina in cases involving:

  • Unsafe playgrounds, gymnasiums, and sports venues at public and private schools
  • Unsafe games, sports equipment, and vocational tools
  • Verbal, physical, and sexual assaults by other students, teachers, administrators, and staff members

3. Injuries to Children at Other Locations

In addition to daycare centers and schools, children face injury risks at various other locations as well. Importantly, even if you were present at the time of your child’s injury, your family may still be entitled to financial compensation. In many cases, hidden dangers mean that there is simply nothing parents can do to protect their children from serious injuries. Our practice covers injuries to children occurring on all types of public and private property, including:

  • Zoos, gardens, and amusement parks
  • Playgrounds and swimming pools in neighborhoods and public parks
  • Lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams
  • Gymnastics centers, trampoline parks, climbing gyms, fields, and other sports and recreation venues
  • Roads (g., school bus, car, bicycle, and golf cart accidents)
  • Stores, dentists’ and doctors’ offices, and other businesses
  • Private residences (g., dog bites, injuries from dangerous toys, and swimming pool accidents)

Discuss Your Family’s Case with Columbia Child Injury Lawyer, Marc Brown

There are few greater feelings of loss and fear when your child gets seriously injured. It only makes the matter worse knowing that the injury was preventable had the negligent party upheld their duty of care and not texted while driving, kept their premises safe, or ensure that their product was not defective, To help ease the financial burden placed upon you at this time, Columbia child injury attorney Marc Brown can help you seek compensation for your child’s damages. If your child was injured by another party, you have the right to seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, extra cost of childcare, future lost wages, loss of joy of life, and more. Reach out to experienced Columbia child injury attorney Marc Brown today at (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 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.

Dedicated

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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