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Sean Edward Brown
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  • Do I need an attorney? The(at fault)driver got out of jail for a similar reckless driving less than 2 wks ago,and hit me head-on

    Three days ago, I was in a car accident that totaled my car. The kid had borrowed a car (didn't have a drivers license) and was racing a 3rd vehicle out of a parking lot and hit me almost head on. Totaled my vehicle. I was taken to the hospital in...

    Sean’s Answer

    You should contact a personal injury attorney before accepting the check from the insurance company or before signing any documents.

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  • Is it normal for the court to charge 1st degree murder against the defendant even if the victim's death was accidental?

    A fight occurred and the victim fell on the stairs and later died.

    Sean’s Answer

    Perhaps the probable cause supporting the charging document indicates that the fight was the cause of the fall, and the death was a direct result. Under such circumstances it would not be abnormal for the District Attorney to charge 1st degree murder. Of course many evidentiary questions come to mind, e.g. what was the cause of the fight, etc. At trial, the defendant would be provided an opportunity to challenge the charge and perhaps argue self defense if the facts support it.

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