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Auto accidents: A new viral trend?

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in auto accidents on Thursday, October 25, 2018.

For many California residents, it is not unusual to open one’s social media feed and see live videos of friends and family, or perhaps a favorite celebrity, as they try new things, share a humorous situation, or partake in the latest “viral challenge.” People look forward to watching the people they follow live daily life in real time. While tuning in to such an event can be a funny or heart-warming experience, lately some posters have begun to “go live” after frightening situations, like auto accidents. 

Recently, a California mother, eight months pregnant, was driving her minivan when tragedy struck. A popular up-and-coming boxer swerved into her lane and struck the vehicle. Police suspect he was under the influence at the time of the crash. 

Rather than attempt to assist the victim or call for help, the driver deemed at fault decided to live stream the crash for his followers. His previous video from hours before showed him partying with friends, and for some reason, he chose the critical moments following the crash to update his followers. The victim and her unborn child died soon after, as it was too late for hospital workers to save either of them. The surviving children and husband of the victim are devastated, and are crying out for justice. 

When auto accidents claim innocent lives, survivors may find themselves angry and at a loss for what to do next. Medical bills, funeral expenses and legal cases can be overwhelming in a time of such grief. People in this situation may want to consider allowing a compassionate attorney to help them fight for justice on behalf of the loved ones they lost due to the carelessness of another. 

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