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Injured Uber Driver Suing Snapchat

Posted on May 26, 2016

It was in an Atlanta suburb, about 11 p.m. on September 10th, 2015. An 18 year old woman finished her shift at a local restaurant. She and a few co-workers piled into her father’s Mercedes C230. As she was driving away, the young woman apparently pulled out her phone and opened up the app Snapchat.

Snapchat is a popular mobile messaging app that allows you to send videos and pictures with captions to friends. What’s unique about the app is that all messages will self destruct 10 seconds after a person views them. Snapchat also has filter that records the speed you are traveling at the moment and overlays it on the picture you take. This gave the young lady driving her daddy’s car an idea. “Why not send my online friends a Snapchat of me driving as fast as I can?”

It was all fun and games until, at 107 miles per hour, her Mercedes T-boned an Uber driver. The man driving the Uber suffered severe brain injuries and spent five weeks in intensive care. The Uber driver now needs assistance to walk and cannot work. The man’s attorneys are suing both the young woman and Snapchat to pay for the man’s medical bills and the life-long care he now needs. According to the man’;s attorneys, Snapchat was included in the lawsuit because they claim that the multi-billion dollar app company knew its users were using the speed filter for dangerous purposes.

If you have been injured in an accident in Florida caused by a distracted, careless, or reckless driver, you have every right to compensation for your injuries and losses. To secure the settlement you deserve, you need to contact a Jacksonville car accident attorney. The law offices of Farah & Farah have been successfully representing injury victims in the Southeast for over 35 years. Call us today for a free consultation at (800) 533-3555.