Maynard's lawyers want McGee and Snapchat to pay their client's medical bills and the lifelong care that he now requires.
They claim that Snapchat knew the filter was being used by people doing dangerous things. Snapchat, they allege, refused to do anything about it.
Snapchat wouldn't discuss the specifics of this case. However, a spokesman told me Thursday: "No Snap is more important than someone's safety. We actively discourage our community from using the speed filter while driving, including by displaying a 'Do NOT Snap and Drive' warning message in the app itself."
Snapchat believes that the filter has many safe uses, such as in planes or while out on a jog.
The company's terms of service specifically state: "Do not use our Services in a way that would distract you from obeying traffic or safety laws. And never put yourself or others in harm's way just to capture a Snap." I wonder how many Snapchat users have read these words or, even if they had, would care.
Maynard's lawyers obtained a snap sent by McGee in an ambulance after her crash. Pictured in a head brace and bloodied, she captioned the photo: "Lucky to be alive."