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Cellphone Accident Case Settles For Millions

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A Georgia woman recovered a $ 5.2 million dollar settlement from a paper company whose employee was using a cell phone. Debra Ford was rear-ended by a company car that was owned by International Paper Co. The key issue was whether the employee was using her cellphone at the time of the car accident. The driver of the company car did not remember driving the last mile before the accident. There have been studies conducted on “inattention blindness” caused by cellphone use. These studies further show that cellphone usage affects drivers more than if they were driving at a .08 blood alcohol level . The bottom line is that you are more impaired using a cellphone than driving drunk. This is also an example of why you should start your case as soon as possible to get those cellphone records.