The news that a women is to sue Google over bad directions from her Google Maps GPS software on her smartphone does seem a little excessive, you would have thought that this was a joke but as the original source is PC World – we know this to be true.
Lauren Rosenberg was instructed to walk down a rural highway, there was no sidewalk there and as a result was hit by a car. She is now suing Google for $100,000 for medical expenses. Rosenberg is not just going after the search engine giant, she is said to be suing the driver of the vehicle who struck her as well.
We have to wonder how Rosenberg was unable to notice that she was walking down the middle of a highway. How could she sue a driver who had more right in his car than she did on the highway?
Lauren Rosenberg claims that she suffered emotional, physical and mental injuries, which has all been stated in her filing. We do not want to take sides but Google does warn that its walking direction program is still in the beta stage, so things like sidewalks or pedestrian paths could be missing from the software.
Do you think that the woman has a case to sue Google or the driver?