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Columbia Crime Victim Attorney

While seeing a perpetrator get convicted can provide a sense of closure for victims of a crime, the criminal justice process does not provide financial relief for the effects of criminal conduct. For victims of violent crimes, including shootings, these effects can be severe. From medical expenses and missed time from work to physical pain and suffering and emotional trauma, many crime victims face consequences every day for the rest of their lives.

In cases of shootings and other crimes, victims can seek financial compensation by filing a civil claim for damages. Unlike a criminal case where a prosecutor pursues charges on behalf of the state, a civil case involves filing a lawsuit against the perpetrator or some other third party. And, unlike a criminal case where the result may be jail time and fines payable to the government, a successful civil case results in an award of just compensation, payable to the victim of the crime. Contact Columbia crime victim attorney Marc Brown today.

How an Attorney Can Help

In order to file a successful civil claim, you will need to hire an attorney to represent you. Civil cases involving the financial and non-financial consequences of criminal conduct are complicated. In most cases, they do not involve filing a lawsuit against the criminal directly. Instead, most cases involve claims against business and property owners, and they seek compensation on the grounds that the business or property owner failed to take adequate measures to prevent criminal conduct on its premises.

Attorney Marc Brown represents crime victims in Columbia, South Carolina. He handles cases involving all types of crimes resulting in serious and fatal injuries. This includes representing victims of:

  • Shootings
  • Rapes and sexual assaults
  • Assault and battery
  • Other violent crimes

If you were shot or assaulted on someone else’s property, it is important that you seek help right away. This includes seeking medical attention and speaking with an attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will need to conduct an investigation in order to determine whether the owner of the business or property where you were injured is liable, and this investigation needs to be conducted before critical evidence disappears. If you have waited to seek help, it may not be too late. But it is now even more important that you speak with an Columbia crime victims lawyer immediately.

Negligent Security: A Common Factor In Violent Crimes

In civil cases seeking just compensation for shootings and other violent crimes, one of the most common claims is that the owner of the business or property where the crime occurred provided negligent security. Under South Carolina law, business and property owners have a legal obligation to take reasonable measures to protect their customers and guests, and they can be held liable for damages when they fail to do so. Examples of negligent security include the failure to:

  • Hire an adequate number of security guards
  • Install adequate lighting or fix broken lights
  • Install and maintain gates, fences, locks, or other access controls
  • Conduct adequate background checks of employees or residents
  • Enforce appropriate safety policies and procedures

Attorney Marc Brown represents victims of shootings and other crimes in negligent security cases against all types of businesses and property owners in Columbia and the surrounding areas. This includes cases against:

  • Apartment complexes and condominiums
  • Bars, nightclubs, and restaurants
  • Hotels and motels
  • Entertainment venues
  • Gas stations
  • Stores, malls, and shopping centers
  • Colleges, universities, and other schools
  • Parking garages
  • Other businesses and commercial properties

Police Shootings: A Criminal Use of Excessive Force

While the police are justified in using lethal force in some circumstances, there are far more circumstances in which it is illegal for a police officer to shoot at a suspect or discharge a firearm in public. Unlawful police shootings constitute the use of excessive force and violate the victim’s civil rights. In addition to handling negligent security cases against private businesses and property owners, Mr. Brown also represents individuals and families in civil cases against state and local law enforcement agencies.

Schedule a Free, Confidential Consultation with Crime Victim Claims Attorney Marc Brown

If you are a crime victim or if you have tragically lost a loved one due to a shooting or other violence in South Carolina, Columbia crime victims attorney, Marc Brown can help you seek just compensation. To get started with a free and confidential consultation, call (803) 848-0008 or contact us online today. We handle all cases on a contingency-fee-basis, so you pay nothing unless we win.

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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.

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