Social Media Company Sued for Motivating High Speed Selfie in Auto Accident
Cell phone use while driving is a leading cause of auto accidents among teenagers in the United States. As social media platforms up their game with sophisticated apps that promote higher engagement among users, the risks of driver distraction can significantly increase as drivers take selfies, videos, and check out new app filters and other features while driving.
Auto Accident Case Impleads Social Media Company
A recent accident involving a Georgia man and a young female driver is currently being investigated after a lawsuit alleged that the female driver, who was 18 at the time of the accident, published selfies and used a social media app during the accident.
In his complaint, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant was driving at 107 mph at the time of the accident. He also maintains that the defendant took a selfie showing her bloodied forehead as she was being removed from the site of the accident. Her selfie alleged bore the caption “lucky to be alive” and appeared on a social media network which was also being sued for damages.
The Plaintiff allegedly spent 5 weeks at the intensive care unit for treatment of severe traumatic brain injury resulting from the car accident.
The social media company is also being sued for allegedly motivating high speed selfies using its speed filter that clocks the speed of cars. The suit also alleges that the social media’s speed filter rewards users with a ‘trophy’, a badge that the app gives out to users after they complete a task.
Claiming Compensation for Auto Accident
If you or a loved one is injured in an auto accident, it’s important to have an experienced personal injury attorney evaluate your case for potential claims against the negligent party or parties.
Depending on the circumstances of an accident, a claim may be filed against the other driver, the car manufacturer, or car parts manufacturer, or other parties whose acts or omissions may have caused the accident. The value of your claim can include past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages or earnings, and damages to compensate for your pain and suffering.
In Los Angeles, California, the Bedford Law Group, APLC has years of proven experience in auto accident cases. We work hard to obtain the best results that our clients legally deserve. You may contact us at (310) 507-7900 to speak to one of our attorneys about your situation.