This incident highlights the serious dangers that texting while driving can pose to others on the road, and brings up several important issues relating to the law.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012
The attorneys at Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are dedicated to helping car accident victims fight for compensation from the parties responsible for their accidents, and as such, want to draw attention to a recent car accident verdict that highlights a growing problem. A teen driver in Massachusetts was recently convicted of homicide (Haverhill District Court -- Docket number 1138CR742) for his role in a car accident which claimed the life of one man and badly injured a passenger in his car. Aaron Deveau was texting on his cell phone when his vehicle crossed the center line and slammed into a car driven by Donald Bowley. Bowley was eventually killed by the injuries he sustained in the accident, while Luz Roman, his passenger and girlfriend, sustained severe injuries and continues to suffer from their effects (http://www.washingtonpost.com/cars/teen-texter-in-massachusetts-guilty-of-vehicular-homicide/2012/06/08/gJQAU2ilNV_story.html).
This incident highlights the serious dangers that texting while driving can pose to others on the road, and brings up several important issues relating to the law. Deveau’s driving actions, no matter the intentions behind them, represent a case of gross negligence. In this circumstance, he could be held liable for both the injuries to Roman and the untimely passing of Bowley, through personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
Texting and driving is something that millions of Americans engage in on an almost daily basis, but if it causes an accident, the consequences for all those involved can be far-reaching. Fortunately, civil law in this country allows those who have been unfairly injured as a result of the reckless actions of others to recover compensation for their losses. The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are prepared to represent anyone who has been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident in pursuing justice.
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