Austin Pokémon Go Car Accident Lawyer
Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game that has become famous for getting gamers off the couch and out into the real world. This game allows users to “catch” digital characters called “Pokémon.” Because it is an augmented reality game, the mobile app interacts with your immediate surroundings through your cell phone. While novel, this mobile game creates significant dangers when it is used by negligent drivers behind the wheel.
Unfortunately, drivers in Austin are taking this game on the road where they focus more on the game than their driving. If you were involved in a car accident with someone who was playing this game (or distracted in any other way), it is time to contact an Austin Pokémon Go car accident lawyer from Colley & Colley, LLP who can help you make sure the right person is held accountable for your accident.
Understanding Distracted Driving in Austin
Austin driving laws restrict the use of your cell phone or any other handheld electronic device while you are driving. This is because using these devices leads to distracted driving, which is one of the top causes of car accidents across the country. Distracted driving is considered any kind of driving that involves the driver not giving his or her full attention to the road because something else was being focused on.
These types of accidents are so common that Austin made it illegal to use your phone, tablet, or any other device while you are driving. Yet, some people think they can do both without any repercussions. Even the creators of Pokémon Go realized the risks of such behavior and provided both a disclaimer and a reminder for users to pay attention to their surroundings while playing.
In fact, the app requires low speeds of travel to even record a player’s movement in order to discourage play while driving. App users traveling over certain speeds must confirm that they are passengers and not driving.
The Liability Issues of Pokémon Go Distracted Driving
There are distracted drivers who may get into car accidents and then blame Pokémon Go for what happened, but the warnings provided by the app are clear. On top of this, the Austin law that prohibits use of handheld devices while driving means that drivers who play this game while driving can be held liable for the injuries they cause.
Experienced Austin Distracted Driving Accident Lawyers
If your car accident was caused by someone who was playing an augmented reality game while driving, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. An experienced Austin Pokémon Go car accident lawyer from our office can help you manage your case in order to hold the driver accountable.
After a distracted driving accident involving Pokémon Go, you need an experienced attorney from Colley & Colley, LLP to help you move forward. Don’t risk your family’s future by attempting to navigate this process alone. Please fill out the form below to schedule a free consultation, or call us toll-free at 512-477-2001 to arrange a time to meet.