There has been a very positive response to these articles, and we will offer more soon
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 3, 2008
Clifford Law Offices has issued a new free article titled 'Cell Phones May Increase Liability Risk'. The Chicago law office is posting legal articles on their website, http://www.cliffordlaw.com , to educate the public about legal matters.
Here is an introduction, with a link to the full article below:
Fifteen-year-old Naeun Yoon was riding in her mother's mini-van arguing with her 14-year-old brother on a highway in Virginia. At one point, her mother stopped the car on the side of the road to control the bickering. Both teenagers got out of the car and started walking in opposite directions on the side of the road.
Little did they know that a 33-year-old attorney was speaking with a client on her cell phone, swerving and driving in a reckless manner, to the point of striking and killing Naeun. Last October, a jury ordered the associate to pay the family $2 million. The employer settled for a confidential amount.
In Florida, a jury ordered Dykes Industries of Little Rock, Ark., to pay nearly $21 million to a 78-year-old woman who was injured when one of its salesmen struck her vehicle while he was on his cell phone as he traveled between appointments. The employer's insurer reportedly paid $16 million five days following the verdict on behalf of the company and $100,000 on behalf of the salesman.
Robert Clifford, Chicago personal injury attorney, examines the liability of drivers who get into accidents while on a cell phone. This area of law is examined particularly in light of those who are multi-tasking on business calls for their employers while they are driving. It's an interesting look at the importance of employers following the laws and enforcing them to protect others' safety, including that of their employees.
"There has been a very positive response to these articles, and we will offer more soon," says Robert A. Clifford, Founder.
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