Driving and Internet Posting?
A company settled on a 1 million dollar lawsuit because of damaging photos found on Facebook from their driver. In 2011 there was an accident which flipped a woman’s car several times and she was badly injured. The woman filed a suit against the driver, employer and insurance company. The driver claims he never used any cameras, phones or computers while driving and that he was not distracted. Upon review of his Facebook account they found several photos that were taken from the inside cab of his truck. One had a caption “My new bumper. Now pull your ass out in front of me”
Although there were no photos posted from the day of the accident, these pictures proved a pattern of distracted driving. There was initially only a $75,000 suit but because of these photos they were able to win a $1 million dollar settlement.
It is often stressed how dangerous texting and driving is, but not as much attention is placed on taking pictures while on the road. This goes to show there are serious consequences from everyday mistake we may make, please make sure you do your due diligence and make it to your destination safe for everyone.