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.


Joseph Miller

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