Pokémon Go and Car Accidents

Chances are, you have heard of the new Pokemon Go phenomenon that is sweeping the nation. Pokemon Go is a game played on a smartphone that encourages people to walk around to collect 151 Pokemon and is based off the card game and hand-held Nintendo games of the 90s.

While a seemingly harmless game of augmented reality, Pokemon Go is turning into anything but. Indeed, the app — one of the most popular smartphone games of all time — is causing numerous car crashes and injuring innocent victims throughout the state and country.

Here are a few times the game has actually contributed to real world accidents:

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I Was Injured at Work, But my Employer Does Not Have Workers Comp Insurance!

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is called about every imaginable type of injury.  Sometimes, clients are seriously injured at work and Workers Compensation is the “Exclusion Remedy,” with very few exceptions.  Most notably, my office will take on such cases if the worker is injured by the negligence of a “Third-Party” unrelated…

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Recorded Statements: Do I Have to Give One?

If you’re injured in an auto accident, a slip and fall, or bitten by a vicious dog, and you report the incident to your insurance company, you will likely be asked to make a statement. These statements are taken — and recorded — by insurance companies in nearly every case.

We are often asked whether a recorded statement is really necessary and whether an accident victim needs to give one. Our advice: remember that you are being recorded and to speak with your experienced accident attorney before giving any statements to any insurance company — yours or the other party’s.

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July 4th Auto Accidents

While a time for celebration, the long Independence Day weekend can also bring with it a number of serious personal injuries, including car accidents from drinking and driving, illegal firework injuries, and dog bites. Indeed, according to the National Safety Council, July 4th is the deadliest holiday in the United States. The patriotic holiday has also historically been the deadliest day on the road for Americans. Unfortunately, we saw several fatal auto accidents over the weekend that confirmed how dangerous July 4th can be for some.

If you or a loved one was injured by a negligent driver in an auto accident over the July 4 weekend, know that California law is on your side. If your injuries and/or property damage were the result of another driver’s reckless or careless behavior, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, and more.

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