Injured Pedestrian Struck by Distracted Cell Phone User results in $1,500,000 Settlement
Pedestrian Accident when Struck by Obstructed and Distracted Cell Phone User yields a $1,500,000 Settlement
In October 2008, our client received a $1,500,000 settlement from a defendant driver who was distracted by a cellular phone and an obstructed sign. He was struck as he walked on the sidewalk in front of defendant's car. A cellular phone account of the defendant driver showed use at the exact time of the impact. For detailed information, law and research on cell phone use while driving, read this article written by Ira H. Leesfield, Driving While on the Cell Phone: Punitive Damages Awards Should Come Through Loud and Clear.