Texas Family Filed Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Apple

Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC || 8-Jan-2017

A Texas family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Apple after their 5-year-old daughter was killed in a car crash by a driver who was allegedly using Apple’s FaceTime video chatting app. Officials say the lawsuit was filed in Santa Clara Superior Court this month. Detailed in the lawsuit, the family accuses Apple of not implementing iPhone features that would automatically disable FaceTime based on technology that calculates highway speeds.

The 5-year-old was killed on Christmas Eve in 2014 in a car accident near Dallas, Texas. The lawsuit claims the driver who struck the family’s car at 65 mph was found to be using the FaceTime app on his iPhone. The family claims in the lawsuit that Apple knew the risks of using FaceTime while driving and had the technology developed to disable the app in high-speed motion since in 2008. According to officials, Apple has yet to make an official responds to the allegations in the lawsuit.

A death in the family can be a devastating, life-changing event. If you believe that your loved one died as the result of the negligence or recklessness of another individual or company, you may be able to recover compensation with the help of a St. Louis wrongful death attorney at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC. We have helped many families successfully resolve their wrongful death claims and recover the compensation they need to put the pieces of their lives back together. If you would like to find out more about filing a wrongful death claim, please contact Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, today.


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