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