Civil Rights Attorney – Sumter & Columbia, SC

As citizens of the United States, South Carolina residents have certain clear and inalienable rights. When law enforcement or corrections officers use excessive force, and when other government personnel violate your civil rights, the law entitles you just compensation for your financial and non-financial losses.

Attorney Marc Brown is an impassioned advocate for victims of civil rights violations in Sumter and Columbia, South Carolina. As an experienced civil rights attorney, he handles cases involving all types of civil rights violations committed by public employees and private employers, with a particular emphasis on cases involving the use of excessive force by the police, jail, and prison personnel. If you or a loved one have experienced any type of civil rights violation, you deserve to have a voice. Attorney Marc Brown can give you that voice, and he can use his experience and resources to stand up for your rights on your behalf.

Experienced Legal Representation for Victims of Civil Rights Violations in South Carolina

The U.S. Constitution, federal laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (Section 1983), and various state statutes establish fundamental civil rights for state residents. These civil rights vary from the protection against unreasonable searches and seizures to the protection against discrimination in employment. The civil rights afforded to South Carolina residents also provide protection against police brutality and other uses of excessive force, and the law establishes clear remedies for all types of civil rights violations.

However, proving that your civil rights have been violated is not a straightforward process. There are procedural barriers in place that limit victims’ ability to sue governmental agencies. And even though you are the victim, the burden of proof is on you. No matter what you may know about your situation, if you do not have the evidence to prove it, you do not have a case to pursue.

The Marc Brown Law Firm represents clients in cases involving all types of civil rights violations. Attorney Marc Brown is experienced in collecting the evidence needed to prove violations of his clients’ rights, and he is relentless in the pursuit of justice. If you are a victim of any of the following, Attorney Marc Brown will fight to help you win just compensation:

  • Police brutality (including the use of excessive force during a stop or arrest)
  • Use of excessive force by jail or prison personnel
  • Physical or sexual assault by law enforcement or corrections officers
  • Failure or refusal to provide necessary medical care in state or federal custody
  • Unreasonable or warrantless search resulting in physical injury
  • Wrongful arrest without probable cause
  • Racial or ethnic profiling
  • Cruel or unusual punishment following a criminal conviction
  • Other forms of government misconduct

Just Compensation for Police Brutality, Excessive Force, and Other Civil Rights Violations

The compensation available to victims of civil rights violations in South Carolina is dependent upon the nature of the violation and the extent of the harm suffered in each particular case. In cases involving serious personal injury or wrongful death, potential damages include current and future:

  • Medical bills and prescription costs
  • Other out-of-pocket costs (such as the cost to make your home wheelchair accessible)
  • Loss of income, benefits, and future earning capacity
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of companionship, consortium, services, society, and enjoyment of life

In certain cases where there is reckless or malicious conduct, victims of civil rights violations may also be entitled to punitive damages and payment of their attorneys’ fees. At the Marc Brown Law Firm, we handle all civil rights cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you never have to pay out of pocket for our services or expenses. If it is not possible to collect your attorneys’ fees from the defendant, then our fees will be calculated as a percentage of your settlement or verdict. If we don’t win, you owe us nothing.

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If you believe that you or a loved one may be a victim of a civil rights violation in South Carolina, we invite you to contact us for a free consultation about your legal rights. To schedule an appointment with attorney Marc Brown, please call 803-848-0008 or tell us how to reach you online now.

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