Distracted driving: don’t get caught catchin’ em all!

Don’t play Pokemon Go while driving: A warning that has been issued across the nation, by most every police force and transportation safety board.

The app, a location-based augmented reality game that enables you to catch virtual Pokemon in real world locations became an overnight success when it was downloaded by over 7.5 million people following its launch. It has broken records as the highest grossing mobile app, and generated an estimated $1.6 million in revenue per day.

Unfortunately, there are many dangers involved with playing Pokemon Go. Players are being urged not to play the game while they are driving, after a series of accidents caused by distracted drivers. In one instance, a distracted driver actually struck a parked police vehicle in Baltimore.

Reports of players falling down cliffs and breaking bones have flooded the media. One Texas teenager was even bitten by a poisonous snake while searching for a Pokestop.

It is estimated that at any given daylight hour, there are 660,000 motorists using a cell phone while driving in the U.S. Distracted driving is the cause of 1 in every 10 roadway deaths.

Distracted driving violations typically warrant different fines in different places, and that’s no exception in Texas. If you’re caught using your phone behind the wheel in San Antonio, you could be stuck with a $200 fine, and upwards of $500 in Austin.

We care, we can help

If you, or someone you love, has been involved in an auto accident caused by a distracted driver, it is important to discuss your situation with an attorney as soon as possible. If you were the victim of an auto accident, you are entitled to compensation for the medical bills, pain, suffering and even future medical procedures. At The Carlson Law Firm, we can help you prove that the other person is at fault through a detailed look at the case. Our firm has a substantial amount of attorneys, nurses, and investigators who are specialize in not only helping you physically, but helping to prove negligence also. Contact one of our offices today to get started with your free consultation.


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