Thursday, March 27, 2008

Employer Liable in Chatting-While-Driving Case

Textile industry giant International Paper was found liable in a recent case that highlighted the dangers of using a cell phone while operating a vehicle. An employee who was driving her company car while talking on a company-issued mobile phone rear-ended another vehicle. The impact of the crash forced the other driver into a ditch, causing injuries that ultimately resulted in the loss of an arm. A number of aggravating circumstances in the case – including the fact that the employee had set her vehicle’s cruise control for seven miles over the legal speed limit – resulted in a record $5.2 million settlement.

If you or a family member has been victimized by someone else’s carelessness, a seasoned personal injury lawyer can help you understand your options. Contact the attorneys at The Heller Law Firm for a free consultation, or call us direct at 866-461-5791. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours.