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Negligent Homicide (auto accident)

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Kaboom

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A friend of mine is facing possible negligent homicide charges in Michigan after involvement in a fatal car accident involving two vehicles. She was not taken to jail, and has not been charged with anything yet (it happened 3 days ago). The police are waiting for her to talk to her lawyer and to make a statement, and I have advised her to make no statements to anyone until she does so. Her car is impounded for investigation.

It was a highway accident. The other party involved pulled out in front of my friend into the passing lane. My friend was driving faster than the other party and was forced to take quick corrective action by braking and swerving into the other lane. She lost control of her car and swerved back into the passing lane "bumping" off from the vehicle that pulled out in front of her. The other vehicle then lost control and rolled over several times killing a passenger who was not wearing a seatbelt (seatbelts are mandatory in our state). The contact was very minimal, and in fact, my friends car is completely drivable with very little body damage because it did not roll or make any other contact and came to a gentle stop in the median. Could these charges be possible comparative negligence charges? Do you know what the potential penalties involved could be?

This is for my own knowledge, so that I can understand what my friend is facing. Thanks for any advice or information!!

[This message has been edited by Kaboom (edited September 27, 2000).]

[This message has been edited by Kaboom (edited September 27, 2000).]

[This message has been edited by Kaboom (edited September 27, 2000).]

[This message has been edited by Kaboom (edited September 27, 2000).]
 


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Kaboom

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I suppose after more research that this is a criminal issue rather than a accident/insurance issue. However, maybe someone here could answer a different question: With basic liability insurance in this type of a case with these types of charges in the state of Michigan, do insurance companies typically supply a lawyer for cival AND criminal issues, for cival issues only, or provide no help at all?

I would appreciate any information or advice about possible situations or penalties.

In a cival case, can future earnings be taken?
 
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Kaboom

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Okay, so I see that noone wants to touch this one. Could an administrator please remove this thread? I would prefer it be taken off if noone has the knowledge to give some information/advice. Thank you.
 

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