$4 Million Awarded in BlackBerry Suit ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

$4 Million Awarded in BlackBerry Suit

A woman has been awarded $4.1 million after being hit by a driver who was looking at his BlackBerry while driving in Arlington Heights, Illinois (27SEP05). Dorothy Barnes, 71, was left with severe injuries after Don Svec ran a red light and crashed into her car. Svec was apparently lost and using the BlackBerry to find directions. Barnes had to undergo five surgeries as a result of the accident, including two on her neck. She also has metal in her pelvis to hold it together, and permanent vision problems.

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