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 Ericsson & Gaffney 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.
Contact Oronoz Ericsson & Gaffney LLC if a Pokémon Go player injured you