As many organizations, spokespeople, or concerned parents will tell you, distracted driving can cause the same dangers as drunk driving. In an age where a wealth of information and social activity are at the tips of our fingers, we must be particularly conscious of the fact that whatever we need our phones for can wait until we have parked. However, what many do not consider is whether the manufacturer of a potentially distracting product, such as a mobile phone, may have some liability when accidents do occur. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert products liability attorney at 617-787-3700.
When the father of an 18 year old kid who died while driving and texting sued Apple, he believed that Apple failed to provide a lock-out feature that would prevent people from using their phones while operating a motor vehicle. However, the California Supreme Court felt that Apple’s role in causing the teen’s death was not nearly proximate enough, and that the teen’s choice to text, instead of driving responsibly, was the overwhelming factor in her death. The Court believed that the string of causation that led to her death did not involve Apple in nearly a direct enough way for liability to attach.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk or distracted driver, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert drunk driving attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email our Boston car accident lawyer specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!