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Facebook Live is Causing Accidents and Reckless Driving Issues Throughout the Nation

Web Admin - Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Just months after Snapchat received extreme scrutiny for their speed application, Facebook Live began to make headlines for its own connection to distracted driving accidents and reckless driving incidents. Learn more about the string of car crashes and dangerous incidents associated with the application, and how it could impact the pursuit of compensation for victims of distracted driving

Facebook Live and Distracted/Reckless Driving

Distracted driving is a serious problem in the United States. In fact, the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) determined that, at any given moment, some 660,000 drivers are somehow manipulating or using their phones while behind the wheel. Of course, many of them were using their devices long before Facebook Live became available. Still, the addition of livestream options only further tempts drivers to practice and engage in dangerous behaviors. 

For example, two girls were recently killed just moments after the driver went on Facebook Live. Another driver - a young man - miraculously survived a Livestream crash in which he showed himself weaving through traffic as he recklessly sped up to 116 miles per hour. Others have been caught and jailed for their behaviors - one girl allegedly driving intoxicated and using Periscope, another live streaming application, and three men who were allegedly driving and using Facebook Live to brag about a recent burglary. 

When Distracted Driving Causes Death or Injury to a Victim

While some might be willing to leave distracted drivers to their own devices, convinced they will eventually “pay” for their bad behavior, the truth is that it is not a victimless crime. In fact, distracted driving results in the death or injury of thousands of drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists each year. What is even worse is that many victims may never know that distracted driving was the cause of their injuries or the death of a loved one. This is because social media and cellular phone records are not always investigated after a crash. There is a way to find out, however. An experienced attorney can ensure a full investigation is done, and they can help victims pursue fair compensation for their losses. 

If you or someone you love has been injured or wrongfully killed in a crash, contact Drost, Gilbert, Andrew & Apicella, LLC for assistance. Skilled and experienced, our Des Plaines personal injury lawyers will fight to protect your rights and will always pursue the most favorable outcome possible. Call 847-934-6000 to schedule your consultation with us today.

Ken ApicellaAbout the Author: Attorney Ken Apicella is a founding partner of DGAA focusing in the areas of personal injury, employment, insurance coverage disputes, and civil litigation. Ken earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1999. He has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and a Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Ken has written and lectured for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and regularly serves as a moderator at Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminars.


Sources:
http://www.dailydot.com/irl/facebook-live-fatal-car-accident/
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/teen-driver-was-live-video-broadcasting-self-online-at-time-of-fatal-crash-1.2127605
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3990846/Man-crashes-streaming-100-mph-drive-Facebook-Live.html
https://www.distraction.gov/stats-research-laws/facts-and-statistics.html
http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/13/us/woman-live-streams-drunk-driving/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/facebook-live-periscope-driving_us_577333e5e4b0eb90355cd36d

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