A Pokémon Accident?
If you are familiar with the game, then you know how addicting it can be to fill your Pokédex. So addicting, in fact, the news is flooded with personal injuries associated with players of the augmented reality game.
Players use their camera-phones and GPS to capture different Pokémon – avatar creatures running around in the real world. The app currently has more daily users than Twitter, and the popularity has even prompted the Texas Department of Transportation to issue a PokemonGo & Drive campaign.
Pokemon Go, developed by Niantec requires every player to agree to its Terms of Service which clearly has taken steps to limit their potential liability. However, users could be liable for trespass and any harm that others suffer as a result of players’ use of the app, including distracted driving. Certainly, walking through the streets with your head down is bound to lead to injury. It is also dangerous for other pedestrians and drivers.
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The app warns that you should pay attention to your surroundings, but if you slip and fall, or get hit by a distracted driver; hiring a personal injury lawyer could help build your case and can recover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and possibly more. The personal injury lawyer is available to help you achieve maximum compensation, while you heal.
If you are interested in pursuing a personal injury claim in Texas, call the Brian Loncar Lyon Jenkins 24 hour injury line at (800)-777-777 today for a free legal opinion, or fill out the online form so we may contact you directly. Our personal injury lawyers are committed to obtaining justice for our clients and would be happy to discuss your legal options.