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.