Distracted Driver Crashes Car While Playing Pokémon Go

A Pokémon Go accident attorney notes that a distracted driver suffered injuries after crashing his vehicle while playing the popular augmented reality mobile game. The driver reportedly left the road and struck a tree, admitting that he was playing the game while operating his car. Whenever a negligent driver causes an accident resulting in injuries, whether because of distracted driving or otherwise, the injured party can seek compensation with the help of a car accident lawyer.

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Report: Law Enforcement Reminds Players to Use Common Sense

Released in July 2016, Pokémon Go is a popular augmented reality mobile application that allows players to capture, battle and train virtual Pokémon creatures. Despite the game’s widespread popularity, there have been some safety concerns surrounding the game due to reports of accidents, including instances involving distracted drivers and pedestrians.

According to an article published in USA Today, a driver was injured after crashing his car while playing Pokémon Go. The report indicated that police had responded to the Pokémon Go accident after the driver had left the road and hit a tree. The driver, who admitted to becoming distracted while playing the game as he was driving, suffered minor injuries as a result of the accident. Following the incident, law enforcement released a statement reminding players to use common sense when playing the mobile game and suggested that players not use the application while operating a motor vehicle as well as other safety precautions, the article reported.

How a Distracted Driving Attorney Can Help

Drivers or passengers who are injured in car accidents caused by the negligence of another driver, whether that driver is distracted or is otherwise at fault, may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of income or ability to work
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury

The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.

For more information about your options after a Pokémon Go accident, contact Attorney Group. You can fill out the form on this page or contact us by phone or email.

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Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.