If you are like millions of other Americans, you have caught Pokémon fever and have spent a goodly portion of the past few weeks trying to “catch them all.” In this endeavor, be sure to use common sense and practice caution to help avoid harming yourself and others.
If you are playing Pokémon Go, you can help prevent causing an accident by declining to play the game while driving, bicycling, or walking. There have been a number of serious accidents caused by inattentive players and, while some of these have only injured the responsible party, others have injured or placed others in danger as well. Please exercise good judgment while playing Pokémon Go and only use the augmented reality screen when you are in a position to do so safely.
There is a lot to be said about the merits of a game that has convinced so many people to get outside and exercise – to say nothing of the community building and social aspects of play. However, these benefits are often overshadowed by the irresponsible actions of a few inattentive players. You can do your part by paying attention and using caution, and helping to ensure everyone looking for the elusive Mew, the common Caterpie, and every Pokémon in between can focus on the thrill of the search instead of worrying about getting hurt.
If you are injured by an irresponsible Pokémon player or anyone else not paying attention to what they are doing, Bakersfield personal injury attorney Mickey Fine can help. Please contact us online or by calling (661) 333-3333 to learn more.