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Columbia School Accident Lawyer

Statistically, school is a safer place for your child than at home. But when it comes to serious injuries, statistics simply do not matter. If your child was injured on school grounds, there is a chance that the school, or another party, was negligent in their duty of care to your child. If this is the case, a personal injury claim is warranted to hold that party financially accountable for your child’s pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other damages.  Marc Brown will never stop fighting for what you and your child are owed.

Slip and Falls

There is a big difference between a student running in the hallway and tripping over their untied shoelace versus slipping on a wet surface  that should have been either mopped up or cordoned off with a warning sign.

Playground Accidents

Most school accidents occur on the playground. And, most of these accidents are no one’s fault in particular. However, if the playground equipment was defective or damaged, or your young child was not being properly watched by adults during recess, the school may be liable for your child’s injuries.

Bullying or Horseplay

Most schools have strict anti-bullying policies. Most schools also have plenty of bullies to go around despite these policies. If your child was harmed by a bully, the school and/or that other child’s parents may be liable for your child’s damages. The same goes with fights and excessive horseplay.

School Bus Collisions

While many school buses do not have seatbelts, buses are still one of the safest vehicles on the road (for those inside the bus). However, negligent driving, improper upkeep of the bus, or defective brakes/tires can all be grounds for a personal injury claim. Similarly, if your child was injured while walking or riding their bike to school by a school bus driver, chances are that the school can be held accountable.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse permanently scars young children and young adults. If a teacher, coach, school administrator, or other school staff member has ever inappropriately touched your child or engaged in any type of sexual act, the authorities need to be contacted immediately, and a personal injury claim should be filed against the school.

Sports Injuries

Most school sports injuries are not grounds for a personal injury claim. However, improper coaching—such as putting a student back in play after being concussed—is an example of when a school can be held responsible for any injuries your child may have suffered.

Parking Lot Injuries

The driver of the personal vehicle can be held liable if your child was hit by a motor vehicle in the parking lot. If excessive speeding or reckless driving behavior by other students has been a long standing problem, the school may be liable as well.

Call a Columbia School Accident Attorney Today

School grounds should be safe for everyone, regardless of age, ability, protective status, and sex. If your child is the victim of bullying, a motor vehicle collision, slip and fall, or playground injury, you have the right to hold the at-fault party accountable in a personal injury claim. Call Columbia school accident 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 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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