Sweetin Should NOT Have Done After Her Wreck
than speeding away from the scene of your car accident, what is the worst
thing you could do after a wreck? Any attorney will tell you not to talk
about the accident with anyone other than the police and your attorney.
Just like during an arrest, anything you say could be used against you,
and considering that after a car accident there is a very strong
likelihood of some type of legal action being taken, you don't want to say
anything that could jeopardize your chances of a favorable outcome.
Perhaps the worst violation of this general guideline of silence is what
"Full House" star Jodie Sweetin did right after her car accident.
According to TMZ.com Sweetin logged onto her Twitter account and tweeted
"Had a car accident, I'm Ok. A wrist fracture and neck and body are really
Sweetin is suing the other person in the car accident for $25,000.00
because she says that she suffered damage to her vehicle, loss of wages,
and loss of earning capacity, in addition to medical bills.
The outcome of the lawsuit is yet to be determined, however, you can bet
attorneys will be scouring Sweetin's tweets and other public
communications about the accident looking for ways to use it against her.
What Not To Do If You Are In A Car Accident by EdgarSnyder.com
* Don't panic. Try to remain as calm as you can and call for help.
* Don't leave the scene of the accident.
* Don't discuss the accident with anyone except the police.
* Don't accept blame for the crash, and don't accuse the other driver
* Don't forget to document and take pictures of everything, especially
* Don't speak to anyone from the at-fault person's insurance company
before talking with a lawyer. If you give a statement or allow yourself to
be recorded "for accuracy purposes," they'll use it against you later.
* Don't sign any papers an insurance company gives you.
* Don't agree to a settlement of your case until you get legal advice.
* Don't wait. The longer you wait to get legal advice, the harder it may
be to prove your case and build the value of your case.
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