Dangers of Distracted Driving: Playing Pokémon Go While Driving Can Be Fatal

The dangers associated with distracted driving have been the subject of many recent discussions in an effort to raise awareness and prevent accidents. Technological advancements and the need for instant gratification make it difficult to wait to complete any given task at a later date or time. Regardless of whether your distracted driving is a result of Facebooking, texting, eating, or playing Pokemon-Go, your decision can be fatal. If you have been injured in an accident as a result of another person’s negligence, let Colombo Law help you obtain a just compensation for your injuries. Our skilled personal injury attorneys can discuss your claim during a no-risk initial consultation.

Pokémon Go and Negligence

Every driver owes other motorists on the road the duty of safe operation of a motor vehicle. This obligation is fulfilled by ensuring that their actions are the same as any reasonably prudent person’s. Pokémon Go allows you to find and catch more than a hundred species of Pokémon as you explore your surroundings. Different species are available by location. Recently, individuals desiring to pick up different species have been looking for them while on the road. Studies have shown that directing your attention to something other than the road in front you substantially increases your chances for an accident. In fact, one fortunate individual survived a serious accident after crashing his car into a tree while playing Pokémon Go.

If involved in an accident while playing Pokémon Go, it is likely the driver will be found negligent, as a reasonably prudent person is aware of the dangers of cellphone use while driving.

Proving Your Negligence Claim

Proving your negligence claim as a result of distracted driving can be difficult. If a driver does not readily admit to using a cell phone while driving, you will need the help of an experienced attorney who will need to investigate whether the cause of the accident was negligence. Although determining negligence can be complicated, the skilled attorneys at Colombo Law can make the process easier for you.

Contact Your Personal Injury Litigators Today

The damages that follow a distracted driving incident can be drastic. Typically, damages suffered include lost wages, out of pocket medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. These expenses can quickly cause financial strife or financial ruin. One of the main goals of the attorneys at Colombo Law is to restore your sense of security by rebuilding your financial wealth.

Colombo Law is a full service personal injury law firm located in Morgantown, West Virginia. We assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, as well as Monongalia, Marian, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county.


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