It seems like everyone is playing the new augmented reality game called Pokémon Go. Unfortunately, some players can’t seem to put the game down and play even while driving. This has led to a large number of distracted driving accidents happening as a result.
If you were hit by someone who was playing this app or any other while driving, you can sue him or her for financial damages with the help of a Miami Pokémon Go car accident lawyer from Lavent Law, PA. We can answer your questions about liability and help you calculate what your claim is worth.
The Dangers of Pokémon Go
When playing Pokémon Go, app users are tasked with finding digital creatures called “Pokémon” in the world around them. These cartoon monsters can be located virtually anywhere, including on roads and driveways or at schools, businesses, or shopping malls.
Because players become so engrossed in the game, many become oblivious to their surroundings and walk into dangerous situations, causing accidents and injuries. This issue becomes even more pronounced when reckless app users choose to drive and play.
So far, there has been an incredible number of distracted driving accidents attributed to playing Pokémon Go while behind the wheel, and the number is only expected to increase.
Was the Driver Playing Pokémon Go?
After being hit by another driver, you may have suspicions that he or she was playing this augmented reality game. Listed below are some of the signs to watch for:
Exiting the Vehicle with Phone in Hand
Some players of Pokémon Go can be obsessive, which is how these distracted driving accidents happen to begin with. Whether they were playing Pokémon Go or not, exiting the vehicle with phone in hand could indicate mobile device use leading up to the accident.
They Were All Over the Road
There has been aerial footage recorded of drivers playing the game while driving their car in circles or jerking from one side of the road to the next in search of their next Pokémon.
Parked in the Middle of the Road
Some app users will park in the middle of the road in order to catch their next creature. Obviously, this behavior is extremely dangerous and creates driving hazards for the traffic behind them.
You need a Miami Pokémon Go car accident lawyer from our office to prove the other driver’s negligence so that you can receive financial compensation. Having a suspicion that someone was playing Pokémon Go while driving is not enough. We need to prove the distraction and the negligence that led to your wreck.
By gathering evidence, reviewing accident reports, collecting video and photographs, and obtaining cell phone data reports, a strong case can be built that illustrates what happened and how you deserve compensation.
Getting Paid for Your Injuries
After being hit by a driver playing Pokémon Go, you could be entitled to compensation for any expense and damages you suffer as a result:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- And more
Speak with a Miami Car Accident Attorney
When Pokémon Go—or any other type of mobile device use—is involved, obtaining the evidence your case requires can be difficult. A capable car accident lawyer from Lavent Law, PA can see you through the legal process to a successful conclusion to your case.
You can schedule an appointment to discuss the details of your accident by calling 305-440-0450. If you aren’t available to talk right now, you can also fill out the form below and someone from our office will get in touch.