Pokemon Go Phenomenon Causing Car Accidents

After a mobile app called Pokemon Go released, it quickly gained popularity around the country. Players are going to extremes to win at this game, including stopping in traffic to make a play.

One instance occurred in Massachusetts when 26-year-old, Lamar Hickson, stopped on a major highway to catch a character in the game called Pikachu. Several cars were involved in the accident but luckily no one was injured. One of the other car drivers admitted he was also playing Pokemon Go when the accident took place.

Texting and driving is illegal in several states across the country and the popularity of this new mobile app is fostering a "Pokemon and Drive" issue.

It is important to follow the laws of your state and to not put the lives of others and yourself in danger. Games and texting can always wait.

If you or a loved one are seriously injured by the reckless acts of another, you may need an experienced Auto Accident Attorney. Myrtle Beach Attorney Dirk J. Derrick has been in practice for over 28 years and will work to get you the benefits you need. For your free consultation, call 843-248-7486, today.

The Derrick Law Firm has offices located in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Conway, Charleston, North Charleston, and Mt. Pleasant, SC.

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