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Lawsuit in texting driver car crash settled

The lives of several people converged a little less than three years ago in a car crash. The man who reportedly caused the crash by texting while driving was ordered by a court to pay $775 in fines. The price paid by the married couple he crashed into was a bit steeper: they each lost a leg.

However, the man's insurance company recently agreed to a settle the lawsuit brought by the couple. They will receive the maximum amount allowed by the man's policy: $500,000.

The accident was in September of 2009, far from us in La Crosse, in New Jersey.

The motorcycle-riding couple suffered serious injuries. The husband had his left leg torn off above his knee. His wife later had to have her left leg amputated due to injuries she sustained in the crash.

The pair has moved to Florida since the accident. They have been struggling to make financial ends meet. The husband has been unable to work and the wife has not yet returned to work.

They plan to appeal a judge's earlier ruling that the texting man's girlfriend cannot be held liable in the accident. She was the one texting with the man at the time of the crash.

The couple's attorney argues that the girlfriend played a critical role in the crash and that she should be held responsible for her actions. She should have known her boyfriend was simultaneously texting and driving.

Our law firm handles cases similar to this one. For more information, visit our La Crosse car accidents page.

Source: KTTC, "2 hurt by NJ text-messaging driver settle lawsuit," Aug. 21, 2012

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