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Apple sued by car accident victims

Many Louisiana motorists have witnessed drivers looking down at their smartphones when their eyes should be on the road, and some have done it themselves. A distracted driver who causes a car accident could be held financially responsible for the victims’ injuries. Now, a class action lawsuit is looking to hold a smartphone maker liable for some of the car accidents that have been caused by this type of behavior.

Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit have sued smartphone maker Apple in Los Angeles Superior Court. According to the plaintiffs, Apple is liable for several car accidents that were caused by drivers who were using their iPhones. The plaintiffs say that Apple should install a safety lock feature on its phones that would prevent drivers from texting and driving.

Apple first developed the safety lock technology in 2008 and received a patent for it in 2014. The plaintiffs want a judge to force Apple to stop selling iPhone 6 phones in California until the phones have been equipped with a safety lock. In addition to an injunction on new phone sales, the plaintiffs are seeking a court order that would force Apple to add a safety lock to older phones that have already been purchased.

Car accidents that have been caused by drivers who were not paying attention behind the wheel can cause catastrophic injuries to occupants of other vehicles, resulting in high medical bills and other losses. People who have been harmed in such a manner may want to have legal assistance when seeking compensation for these and other amounts from the negligent driver.

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