Is Snapchat Causing Distracted Driving?

Created by Stanford University students Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown, Snapchat is a popular app that gives users the opportunity to send others photos and videos that disappear after a few moments. Since its inception in 2011, Snapchat has become a popular aspect of the smartphone routine of millions of people. Snapchat is loaded with crazy filters that give users the chance to alter their photos and videos. Filters such as face swap, black and white, vintage, and slo-mo all add some excitement to multimedia. However, the most ridiculous filter ever created is the speedometer filter, which allows...

Who is at Fault for Snapchatting While Driving?

Seven Georgia attorneys recently represented a case where the plaintiff’s family wanted to sue Snapchat. Snapchat added a speed filter feature that makes it possible for drivers to snap photos of themselves while driving at fast speeds. While full-time Uber driver Wentworth Maynard and his wife, Karen Maynard, were pulling out of their apartment complex in 2015, they collided with 18-year old Christal McGee. McGee intentionally increased her driving speed in order for the Snapchat speed filter to reach above 100 mph. As a result of this accident, Maynard suffered from severe brain injuries that continue to affect him to...