As Pokémon Go continues to permeate the digital community, more reports of car accidents, injury and even death have popped up on news feeds. Earlier in July, a New York resident crashed his car into a tree attempting to catch Pokémon and drive. Another Oakland man was arrested after hitting a parked car while playing Pokémon Go drunk. If you or someone you know was recently injured in a car accident by a Pokémon Go player, the skilled Las Vegas car accident attorneys of Oronoz and Ericsson Injury Lawyers are ready to help you.
Pokémon Go is a mobile application created by a company called Ninantic. The game uses GPS tracking and augmented reality to engage players in a scavenger hunt for Pokémon creatures in various real-life locations. Once players catch and level up their Pokémon, they can battle at gyms located all around the world to gain experience and level up as trainers. To catch Pokémon or fight at a gym, players have to be within a small radius. Today mainstream media is claiming the Pokémon Go trend is on par with the safety concerns people have with texting while driving.
Were you injured by a Pokémon Go Player?
If you were injured in a car accident, pedestrian accident or bicycle accident by a distractive Pokémon Go driver, our Las Vegas Car accident attorneys can help you fight for the compensation you need to move forward from your injuries. In Las Vegas, it is illegal to talk on the phone, text or access the internet while driving. Personal injury cases require the plaintiff to provide evidence they sustained their injury as a direct result of a negligent third party’s actions. Drivers playing Pokémon Go are both breaking the law and driving negligently.