The Tip of the Week this week featuring Gathings Law’s Senior Partner, Lloyd Gathings, is to be mindful of what you say after a wreck. Living in the South, we were all raised to say “Please”, “Thank you”, and “I’m sorry”. However, if you are involved in a wreck with another person and you apologize to them, even though you’re not at fault, it can be used against you in court as an admission of fault. If ever there was a time to drop your southern manners, it would be after a car wreck. However, even if you don’t plan on apologizing to the other person be mindful of what you say because whatever you say, whether you are apologetic or angry, can be brought up in court during a trial.
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