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Columbia Wrongful Death Lawyer

Experiencing the death of a loved one is a difficult and emotional time. It can also be financially devastating. When a death is caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another, the surviving family members may be able to bring a claim for damages against the responsible party. In certain complex cases, a wrongful death lawsuit is the only way to get a proper investigation and clear answers concerning the person’s actual cause of death.

Marc Brown is an experienced attorney who is dedicated to helping the families of victims fight for their rights so they can get the maximum compensation they deserve. Contact us today to request a free consultation.

Losing A Loved One Is Traumatic

Losing a loved one as a result of a preventable accident or another person’s wrongful acts is a traumatic experience. Those who survive the decedent will likely suffer emotional harm and grief for years. They may also incur numerous financial expenses, ranging from the value of the decedent’s lost wages to funeral and burial expenses and more.

Per South Carolina Code Section 15-51-10, “whenever the death of a person shall be caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another,” a civil action for wrongful death is appropriate. A wrongful death claim allows beneficiaries to recover compensation for damages suffered as a result of the death.

Types Of Wrongful Death Cases

A wrongful death claim may be brought when a wrongful act, default, or neglect of one party leads to the death of another. Common types of accidents that lead to wrongful death claims include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Drowning accidents
  • Dangerous premises accidents
  • Inadequate security
  • Murder and other criminal acts of violence
  • Negligent or reckless acts involving weapons
  • Harassment or infliction of emotional distress leading to a person committing suicide

If you have lost a loved one due to another’s actions, it is important to work with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible. Call our Columbia wrongful death attorney today to determine whether you have a valid wrongful death claim.

Damages Recoverable In A Wrongful Death Claim

In South Carolina, beneficiaries can seek compensation for both economic and non-economic losses associated with the death of a loved one, including:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • The value of pain, suffering, and emotional distress suffered by survivors
  • The value of loss of care, companionship, and guidance
  • Other economic and non-economic losses

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?

The personal representative of a decedent’s estate is the only party who maintains the right to file a wrongful death suit. However, the claim is brought for the benefit of beneficiaries of the decedent’s estate. This can include the decedent’s spouse, children, or parents if no spouse or children exist.

Get Legal Help Today – Contact Our Columbia Wrongful Death Lawyer, Marc Brown

Losing your family member due to the wrongful actions of another may be one of the hardest things that you ever have to go through in life. While nothing can truly right the wrong that you have suffered, filing a wrongful death claim can provide you with the financial relief you need to start planning for the future.

Columbia wrongful death attorney, Marc Brown is an experienced attorney who is here to fight for you. Contact us today to request 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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