Switch to ADA Accessible Theme
Close Menu
Personal Injury Lawyers That Truly Care click here How much is my case worth?
Columbia Personal Injury Attorney > Columbia Distracted Driving Accident Attorney

Columbia Distracted Driving Accident Attorney

Were you side-swiped by a texting driver? Did another driver run a red light and T-bone you in the middle of a busy intersection? Chances are, they were distracted. Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of traffic collisions, and Columbia distracted driving accident attorney Marc Brown can help you seek justice by filing a personal injury claim against that party for the full extent of the damages they caused.

What is Considered Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving occurs whenever a driver engages in anything other than the task of driving. Simply talking to a passenger is a form of distracted driving, though we all agree that this is normal and acceptable behavior, as long as the conversation does not pull too much of the driver’s attention away from driving. There are three forms of distracted driving: visual, cognitive, and physical (taking hands off the steering wheel). Examples of distracted driving include:

  • Texting
  • Making or receiving calls
  • Changing the music
  • Daydreaming
  • Reaching in the passenger seat or rear seat for objects
  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Navigating with a GPS device or phone

Distracted Driving is at an all Time High Due to Cell Phone Use

Any type of cell phone use behind the wheel is a major distraction, as it usually involves all three types of distraction (visual, cognitive, and physical). And because more and more drivers use a cell phone when they drive, distracted driving crashes are on the rise.

Establishing Negligence in a Columbia Distracted Driver Claim

It most likely is not necessary to prove that the other driver was distracted. For example, subpoenaing their cell phone record to show they were texting and driving is likely not imperative to the success of your personal injury claim. However, it is necessary to prove fault, such as establishing that they were speeding, tailgating, or failing to check the lane next to them before merging—all things that happen when a driver is distracted. Usually, the official law enforcement investigation will correctly establish fault in a traffic collision. Sometimes, however, it may be necessary for the victim to accomplish this (along with the help of their lawyer). In addition to establishing the other driver’s negligence, the injured victim must establish the financial cost of their damages, including medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Damages in a Distracted Driving Claim

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages and lost earning capacity
  • Loss of joy of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage

Call a Columbia Distracted Driving Accident Lawyer Today

Our roadways are not a safe place. They require everyone using them to be paying full attention to what they are doing at all times. Drivers who text, check their social media accounts, or otherwise fail to pay attention to what they are doing inevitably cause serious injuries to other road users, such as yourself. To hold them accountable, we urge you to call Columbia distracted driving attorney Marc Brown today at (803) 848-0008 to schedule a free consultation.

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

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.

learn more

Trucking Accidents

Attorney Marc Brown is a knowledgeable truck accident lawyer. We can help you when you need it most.

learn more

Wrongful Death

Experiencing the death of a loved one is a difficult and emotional time. It can also be financially devastating. Let us help!

learn more

Slip & Fall

Marc Brown is an experienced slip and fall attorney that serves the entire states of South Carolina and Georgia.

learn more

Dog Bites

If you need legal help with a dog bite injury, reach out to a South Carolina dog bite lawyer at the Marc Brown Law Firm.

learn more

Shooting/Crime Victims

In cases of shootings and other crimes, victims can seek financial compensation by filing a civil claim for damages.

learn more
click here view all practice areas

awards & memberships

Super Lawyers 2021
South Carolina Bar
State Bar Of Georgia
Expertise 2021
American Association for Justice
Richland County Bar Association
South Carolina Association for Justice
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Marc Brown

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.

Marc Brown and The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 award