Single Car Accident Cost’s Beloved Buisness Man his Life

512e11fa7b844.imageWell known person about Florence, South Carolina’s life came to an end as the result of a car vs. utility pole collision on the 2200 block of South Irby Street.When he purchased the old post office building in Florence, Joseph Eugene Brown Jr. started to attract attention. It didn’t take long for people to take short little side trips just so they could see what Gene had done to the building he was diligently restoring. Once the restoration process was completed, Gene rented different portions of the building out to law firms and other businesses. Right up to his death, Gene’s own office was located in the old post office.

The crash took place at about 1 a.m. Although an investigation is still underway, it’s believed that he lost control of his car and it slid sideways into the pole. The emergency team that responded to reports of the accident had Gene transported to the hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. In addition to working on the old post office, Gene was also heavily involved in various Florence organizations.

“I hope that this man’s family has this accident carefully,” investigated,” said Joseph Sandefur of, managing partner of a top personal injury firm with an office headquartered in South Carolina. “I’ve lost count of the number of times that a car accident like this one looked like a simple case of the driver losing control of his vehicle, only to eventually discover that something preventable actually triggered the accident.”


There are many things that can cause a competent driver to lose control of their vehicle and become involved in a single car accident. Factors that have to be considered include whether there was a mechanical problem with the vehicle, the road conditions, whether the city has been slow about addressing an issue that make it difficult for drivers to maintain control.

Too often, investigators fail to do a very good job investigating single car accidents like the one that cost Joseph Eugene Brown Jr. his life. It’s easy for them to say that the driver’s focus wavered or they swerved to miss a squirrel, or that they were using their cell phone and move onto other investigations.

960x0That why it’s so important to seek the counsel of a personal injury attorney in these instances. Before filing a lawsuit, the personal injury lawyer will take a look at the police reports and witness statements collected at the time of the accident. If the attorney thinks there’s just cause, they’ll launch their own investigation and use the results to help determine whether or not you should pursue a civil lawsuit.

If you and your lawyer agree that a civil lawsuit is a good idea, they will help you fill out the paperwork and ensure its properly filed. After that, they’ll focus on negotiation the case. Most of these types of cases are settled outside of court.


Dogs Suspected in California Drowning Case

Authorities are suspicious of a pack of dogs who were found near the body of a man, 74-year-old Robert Simonian, who was discovered drowned in a canal in Central California. They suspect that prior to entering the canal, the man was first attacked by the dogs.

The coroner reports that an autopsy revealed that the elderly man had dog bites on both his arms and his legs. Many believe that Robert Simonian was walking alongside of the canal when the pack of dogs attacked him. They believe it was the force of the attack that forced him into the canal and caused him to drown.

dog-attackAt the moment, police are on the lookout for a group of aggressive dogs. They are particularly interested in another dog attack that took place in the same general area. While they were able to determine that the victim in that case as killed as the result of an aggressive dog attack, they weren’t able to pin the death on the group of dogs they found in the area and were forced to return them to the owner


I can understand why the police might not have been able to link a particular dog or group of dogs to the first dog attack which resulted in death, but I don’t understand why they haven’t worked hard to track down the guilty dogs. The area where both attacks took place needs to be posted and parents with young children need to be diligent about watching for stay or unfamiliar dogs while their kids are outside playing or waiting for the school bus, or even riding their bikes down the side of the street. A dog who doesn’t hesitate about attacking an elder man also won’t hesitate before attacking a young child.

3-7What’s truly alarming about this situation is that most people, especially children, think all dogs are nice and won’t hesitate to run up to any dog they see, which could make an already aggressive dog even more so.

If you have been injured in a dog attack, or someone you love killed in an attack, you need to contact a personal injury lawyer right way and arrange for a consultation where you’re free to discuss the case. While each case is different, in most situations, you’re entitled to get compensation for your medical expenses that are connected to the bite as well as for your pain and suffering.




Myrtle Beach Football Player Suspended After a DUI Charge

Running back Mark Walton had a bright future with Myrtle Beach, but he was arrested for being suspected of driving with a suspended license and driving under the influence. The Hurricanes took action and gave him an indefinite suspension from the team. A Miami police spokeswoman names Kenia Fallat told the press that other charges might also apply to Walton’s case. He immediately contacted the car accident lawyer in Myrtle Beach, for legal advice.

Initially, it was speculated that the problems with driving on a suspended license and the suspected driving under the influence might be the first of his worries. Some who is supposedly knowledgeable about this specific situation told the Associated Press that the running back might also be charged with a third-degree felony in the state of Florida for impersonating a law enforcement officer. Due to the fact that this as an ongoing investigation, the source was clear about only providing information anonymously.

“We are aware of the situation regarding Mark Walton and we have taken immediate action by suspending him from the team,” stated Blake James, the Myrtle Beach athletics director.

At the time of his arrest, Walton was 19 years of age. He was allegedly slurring his words when speaking and had watery and bloodshot eyes. He was asked to go to the area behind his vehicle and police state he almost fell when walking back to this area.

He did a breathalyzer test to determine his blood alcohol content. Two tests showed two different numbers, including a 0.06 and a 0.59. In the state of Florida, people who are under 21 years old have a blood-alcohol threshold of 0.02. Since he was 19 at the time he was pulled over for this DUI, he was over the threshold for people of his age.

“When unexpected tragedies happen, people need support to get the closure they deserve and this is one of the reasons I became a person injury lawyer,” says Joe and Martin, a lawyer who is a managing partner at a top personal injury firm located in Myrtle Beach. “You heart goes out to the victims and their loved ones during tragic times like these.”

Prior to his being pulled over and arrested for a DUI, Walton had a very bright future playing football for the hurricanes. Unfortunately, one night of bad decisions could change the course of his life forever. With alcohol, a drunk driver’s level of intoxication is typically determined by a measurement of blood alcohol content or BAC; but this can also be expressed as a breath test measurement, often referred to as a BrAC.

After spring practice season, he was on top and he was right where he needed to be to start for the team come the fall when football season started. Instead, one DUI put his future with the team in an uncertain territory. Just a month before Walton’s arrest, a kicker from the Hurricane’s football team was kicked off the team when he got a DUI, so the team has a clear policy when it comes to players participating in this type of behavior.

Perhaps this will serve as a lesson for future behavior. Hopefully, it will also show other players that it is critical to not get into trouble.