Distracted driving is a growing issue which accounts for nearly one-fourth of fatal crashes in the U.S.

Distracted driving is a growing issue which accounts for nearly one-fourth of fatal crashes in the U.S.


San Diego, CA- When a traffic accident occurs, more than one party can be liable. Drivers are usually the main culprits and responsible for most car crashes but sometimes third parties are also partially liable for an accident. Most of the time, third parties include auto manufacturers, part manufacturers or repair shops, but with the increase of distracted driving crashes, tech companies are being named in traffic accident lawsuits more and more.
Apple named in accident lawsuit
FaceTime is a popular app for the iPhone which allows users to see and speak to each other. It’s a popular app, but a Texas family says FaceTime is responsible for a loved one’s death and is suing the tech giant for wrongful death compensation, according to Apple Insider.
In December 2014, a Texas man was traveling with his family when their car was rear-ended by a vehicle traveling 65 mph. The vehicle’s occupants were severely injured. Later, one of the injured, a young girl, died from her injuries.
Apple is at the center of a personal injury suit over their FaceTime app.

Apple is at the center of a personal injury suit over their FaceTime app.


The investigation of the crash revealed that the 20-year-old man who rear-ended the family’ car was using FaceTime when the crash occurred. While the family agreed, the young man was primarily at fault for the crash; they claim that Apple was also culpable because they failed to use a “lockout” tool that would prevent drivers from using the FaceTime app while a vehicle is in motion. The lawsuit alleges Apple are negligent because they didn’t meet their duty of care when they refused to implement the patented shut-off function for FaceTime.
This case shows that liability for a traffic accident is not always cut and dry. That is why USAttorneys recommends you speak with an accident lawyer in San Diego to investigate and identify any parties who may be liable a victim’s injuries.
Determining liability
When an accident victim wants to recover compensation, they must be able to prove who was liable and why. That may seem straightforward, but this claim against Apple shows liability is nuanced and determining who is liable for a crash takes expertise. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a car or truck wreck, we recommend you speak with an accident lawyer in San Diego, California.
The key to getting the best settlement possible is to enlist an accident lawyer to work on your claim.

The key to getting the best settlement possible is to enlist an accident lawyer to work on your claim.


Our team of personal injury attorneys knows how to investigate your claim, so they can determine who was at fault for a collision. Skid marks, damage to vehicles, the accident report and eyewitness testimony can tell a lawyer a lot about the cause of a crash and pinpoint each responsible party.
If you have been in a traffic accident and hope to recover optimal compensation, we recommend you enlist one of our knowledgeable and dedicated accident lawyers in California. They will thoroughly investigate your accident and take all the necessary steps to ensure you receive optimal compensation. Call and set up a consultation today.

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