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“Pokemon Go” game leading to increase in accidents

| Jul 28, 2016 | Car Accidents |

The nation is witnessing a rise in accidents associated with Pokemon Go, the newest video gaming craze. Pokemon was originally popular with children in the 1990s, and the new game is an app that is popular on mobile phones. Many people are playing the game, and they are staying focused on their phones even when behind the wheel.

An epidemic of Pokemon Go accidents

There have been several accidents that have happened across the country. One driver ran into a tree while trying to catch a Pokemon. Another person was struck by a car when she ran into a busy road chasing a Pokemon.

The problem for these distracted drivers and pedestrians is that although they are walking or driving along the road, their attention is placed elsewhere. They do not realize that they are placing themselves and others at risk of an accident by operating their motor vehicles or walking into traffic while distracted.

What to do if injured in one of these crashes

Like other accidents caused by distracted drivers, you may be able to recover compensation if you have been injured in an accident. If you have been in a crash, there are things you can do to protect your claims at the accident scene. Do not say anything to the other drivers involved in the accident. Limit your discussions to the exchange of insurance information.

If you feel the other driver was distracted at the time of the crash, ask the officer at the scene to try to determine if this was in fact the case. Should the motorist mention being distracted, make sure that this information is recorded in the police report. Failing to do so could make it much more challenging to recover compensation, as the evidence may be lost to time before your case starts moving forward.

Anyone who gets hurt by the negligent actions of a driver playing Pokemon Go in Denver, or beyond, should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can help you build a strong case against the insurers of the other party. If the companies are unwilling to pay you what you deserve, you will have someone on your side who is able to represent your interests at trial.

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