A wrongful death lawsuit is underway in Collier County, Florida against a driver accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian riding his bicycle.
Margaret Caskey claims Lawrence A. Daniels was texting while driving when he hit and killed her husband, James L. Caskey, Jr. She is also suing Astellas Pharma US Inc., Daniels’ employer and owner of the car he was driving.
In her lawsuit, Caskey claims that Daniels, who was working at the time of the accident, “engaged in intentional misconduct or gross negligence, or both, by texting on his cell phone when the crash occurred.” Her lawsuit goes on to say that Daniels knew or should have known that his actions were wrong and dangerous, but that he continued to text while driving anyway.
The lawsuit is garnering a lot of attention in Florida, as it is the first texting while driving wrongful death lawsuit ever filed in Collier County Court. Currently Florida does not ban texting while driving, but legislators are considering enacting such a ban.
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