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Columbia DUI Accident Lawyer

As much as 38 percent of all car accident deaths in South Carolina are related to drunk driving, and more than 1,900 people have died over the last five years as a result of DUI accidents. DUI is an umbrella term that covers the act or crime of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. When you experience being the victim of a DUI accident, call our attorney right away.

The menace that driving under the influence causes to victims may extend over the duration of their lifetime. From minor accidents to severe ones and even wrongful death, the effect of a DUI accident is often tragic. To keep the driveway safe in Columbia, SC, drunk or drugged drivers have to be held liable for their actions – not only in the criminal justice system but also in a civil court.

Victims of DUI accidents in South Carolina deserve all the comfort they can get. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a DUI driver in Columbia, our team at Marc Brown Law Firm will be your legal stronghold and make sure that justice is served.

DUI accident claims in South Carolina

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 44% of all traffic fatalities in South Carolina in one recent year were caused by alcohol-impaired driving.

A driver will be considered to be ‘under the influence’ in South Carolina if the blood alcohol content (BAC) is “0.08 percent” or higher. Generally, a driver impaired or under the influence of drugs will also be considered incapable of driving.

A drunk driver will be held responsible for any accident resulting from DUI. This is regardless of whether or not the driver is above the legal limit.

Depending on the nature of the accident and how skilled your DUI accident lawyer is, other persons may also be held responsible for your injuries. These persons include:

  • The social hosts. This is for instances where a host served alcohol to minors.
  • Businesses that serve alcohol. The liability of certain businesses that serve alcohol is a known principle from the popular ‘dramshop’ laws.

Recovering compensation in a DUI accident

Victim or loved ones of a DUI accident are entitled to financial compensation from the intoxicated or impaired driver. If it is proved that the actions of the drunk driver were the direct cause of your injuries, you’re entitled to financial compensation for:

  • Medical bills resulting from the accident, including future treatments.
  • The ‘pain and suffering’ as a result of the accident.
  • Payment of lost wages. This also includes consideration for future loss of income as a result of reduced capacity to work.

In a lot of cases too, the liable drunk driver will be required to pay you additional ‘punitive damages’ to prevent future wrongdoing and punish the defendant. This ‘damages’ may be given to you if the actions of the driver were found to be egregiously reckless and likely to cause serious harm. Though usually awarded by the court, your DUI accident lawyer can factor this in when negotiating your compensation with the liable parties.

Get in touch with an experienced Columbia DUI Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one gets injured in a DUI accident in Columbia, you are entitled to maximum financial compensation. Only an experienced Columbia DUI accident victim lawyer can get you this. Our legal team at Marc Brown Law Firm is ready to get you or your loved one the due compensation you deserve.

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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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