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South Carolina Truck Accident Lawyer

Victims of truck collisions can pursue financial compensation by filing a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Because trucking companies carry large insurance policies, there is a likely possibility that all of your damages can be compensated for fairly. These include medical bills, lost wages and earning ability, property damage, pain and suffering, and much more, depending on the severity of your injuries.  Marc Brown has handled all types of truck crashes, from brake failures and overloading incidents, to aggressive, distracted, drowsy, and drunk driving.

Distracted Truck Driver

Truck operators, like passenger vehicle drivers, are prone to distracting themselves while they drive. Long hours on the road are likely to make anyone bored, though this is never an excuse for watching TV, texting, or engaging in other distractions while operating a 20,000 to 80,000 pound vehicle.

Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving and falling asleep at the wheel can be avoided by one simple measure—pulling off the road and resting. However, with deadlines to make and their wages tied to covering large distances quickly, some truck drivers routinely violate federal rest regulations. No amount of coffee, caffeine pills, or narcotic stimulants can make up for sleep, however.

Aggressive Driving

Common examples of aggressive driving include speeding, tailgating, brake checking, refusing to allow another vehicle to merge or change lanes (such as speeding up or matching another vehicle’s speed to block it), merging regardless of the presence of another vehicle, making rapid lane changes, unnecessary use of the horn, and buzzing cyclists or pedestrians on the side of the road. These actions can cause serious wrecks when done by passenger vehicles; when the culprit is a truck driver, the results are often catastrophic.

Overloaded Truck Accident

An overloading or improperly loaded truck crash happens when 1) the truck is loaded with too much weight, or 2) when the distribution of the load is dangerous or the restraint/straps holding down the load are faulty. This type of negligence can cause shifting within the truck, cause objects to fall off the back of the truck, cause the driver to lose control, or cause a rollover.

Worn Out or Defective Truck Parts

Because of the immense size and weight of trucks, as well as the incredible number of miles put on them, trucks are more likely to crash due to catastrophic failure of brakes, tires, lighting systems, hitches, and other parts. Whether the crash was caused by negligent maintenance, or a manufacturer’s negligent design or build, injured victims can take action against the liable party.

Call South Carolina Truck Accident Attorney Marc Brown

There is rarely a “minor” collision involving large trucks. The passenger vehicle occupant or other, smaller, road user almost always suffers serious to extreme injuries, ranging from whiplash and facial injuries to fractured bones and traumatic brain injuries. To ensure that you receive fair compensation for the substantial damages you have suffered, call South Carolina truck accident attorney Marc Brown today at (803) 848-0008 to schedule a consultation at no cost.

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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 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.

Dedicated

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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