Sweetin was driving in Los Angeles on March 2nd, 2011 when Clark Taylor Savros reportedly turned left in front of her at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Alvarado Street, causing Sweetin to hit him. Sweetin’s car was totaled and she fractured her wrist. At the time she tweeted that her “neck and body are really sore” and that “[her] friend and I got pretty banged up.”
An E! News article states that Sweetin is suing Savros for property damage, general negligence, personal injury, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and future loss of earnings and medical expenses. The paperwork for the suit states that she has suffered wage loss, loss of use of property, hospital and medical expenses, general damage, property damage, and loss of earning capacity.
You may be wondering how Sweetin can hope to recover damages in the lawsuit when she hit the other driver. Depending on the exact circumstances surrounding a car crash — and the strength of the argument a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers construct — fault for such an accident can be split between parties. The plaintiff may then be able to sue any person or company named partially liable for the accident as long as the plaintiff is not accountable for more than 50 percent of the accident.
Sweetin’s court documents were filed yesterday.