Pokemon Go is taking Colorado by storm, with – at times – hundreds of people in the same area looking for “Pokestops” and “Gyms” where various charters can be “captured.” While this can be tremendously fun, it can also be dangerous when proper attention is not paid to surroundings.
News outlets throughout the country are reporting on injuries – including falls, running into things while walking, and car accidents – related to playing Pokemon Go. As with all augmented reality games and devices, if you are participating in this one, it is important to remain aware of your surroundings and practice caution to avoid hurting yourself or others.
Steps you can take to protect yourself from causing an accident include:
- Do not play Pokemon Go while driving
- Do not attempt to walk while looking at your phone
- Play in well-lit areas and never after dark
Taking these steps can help ensure you do not cause a Pokemon-related accident. They may even help protect you from players who are not exercising such caution, though that is far from guaranteed.
If you find yourself injured by an irresponsible Pokemon player, you may be entitled to compensation for medical and related expenses. The best way to learn about your rights and your legal options is through a free one-on-one consultation with Boulder personal injury attorney Christopher Jeffress. Please contact us online or call 303-993-8685 to schedule a free consultation to see how we can help you get the justice you deserve.