A Los Angeles woman is suing Google for allegedly providing her dangerous walking directions through Google Maps. According to The Wall Street Journal, Lauren Rosenberg used the free service to get walking directions from one end of Park City to the other. The plaintiff claims that the route led her onto a busy highway with no sidewalks and that she was struck by a driver as a result. Rosenberg is seeking over $100,000 in restitution, and her lawsuit names the driver who allegedly struck her as well.

The Wall Street Journal says that so far, Google hasn't received a copy of the lawsuit and can't comment to the situation. It does note, however, that Google Maps walking directions comes with a disclaimer that says not all routes will have sidewalks or pedestrian paths. What do you think, does Rosenberg have a chance in court? Does her case deserve to go there? Hit the jump to take part in our highly unscientific poll.

[Source: Wall Street Journal]


Does Lauren Rosenberg have a case against Google?
Yes, Google needs to accept responsibility121 (1.9%)
No, the Walking Maps service is in beta and Google is covered by its disclaimer6019 (95.5%)
I have no idea... what's this Google thing again?165 (2.6%)