Savvy CLNC® consultants have realized that smartphones are their mobile office and use them not just to talk with their attorney-clients, but also to keep up with their appointments, contacts and important email. No more waiting until you get to your computer to check your email or respond to an attorney-client.
However, smartphones have a darker side, especially when people are talking or texting while driving. In motor vehicle accidents (MVA) cases attorneys are now requesting the opposing party’s cell phone records for the time period of the accident. Those records will show whether the party (plaintiff or defendant) was talking or texting and that fact will not go down well with the jury. For a defendant, cell phone use will be labeled as negligence despite the fact that it is so ubiquitous. For the plaintiff, cell phone use can cause the jury to determine that the plaintiff was comparatively negligent.
Further adding to that already dangerous mix are the increasing complexity of automobiles with in-dash DVD video playback and GPS-aided driving direction systems that can be programmed while driving. As the technology available in our cars increases so does the complexity of MVA cases. They’re getting more and more interesting by the mile and by the minute!
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