Is Apple Liable in Fatal Texting While Driving Accident?
A Texas man has named Apple as a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit following a fatal texting-while-driving accident. According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges Apple is liable for damages in part due to the company’s failure to take steps that make device use while operating a vehicle impossible. While many legal experts agree that there is little chance the case will be successful, its outcome may set precedent and influence future fatal distracted driving accident claims.
Whether or not Apple can be held liable for the way people use their devices is yet to be seen. What is known is that people who use electronic devices while driving are significantly more likely to cause serious injury or harm to others. And when they do this, they are absolutely liable for all related damages. However, without an attorney on your side it is unlikely that you will be provided with the type of compensation this form of negligence demands. The Vermont car accident lawyers at Van Dorn, Curtiss & Rousseau are prepared to investigate your accident, identify all liable parties, and fight tirelessly for the full compensation you are due.