In the event of a distracted driving accident, mere compliance will not absolve a company of liability, nor will it shield you personally from a bankrupting verdict. And this is not a hypothetical risk. In the last 10 years, courts have seen an “explosion” of distracted driving cases. In the last 5 years, juries – emboldened by a “profits over safety” trial theme – have rendered numerous multi-million dollar verdicts, as evidenced by a sampling verdicts in the figure below.
Representative Civil Verdicts Since 2007 – Aegis Mobility Inc.