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Attorney Bernard Walsh Brings to Light Legal Ramifications of Pokemon Go for Users and Property Owners

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Personal injury attorney Bernard F. Walsh points out the potential legal consequences of Pokemon Go for both app users and property owners. With the advent of the popular new mobile game Pokemon Go, millions of users are scouring cities, parks, and other publicly accessible areas in a "scavenger hunt" to collect virtual creatures called Pokemon.

Based on a technology known as augmented reality, the game has items and virtual creatures placed at thousands of locations across North America. When a player arrives at the location, they can look through the display on their mobile device and the virtual Pokemon is superimposed over the image that is on the camera on the player's phone. The player can then interact with the virtual character and in some locations with other players as well.

However, while boasting a highly successful launch, the game has not been without its problems. With millions of players searching many busy public locations, questions of legal liability and the financial responsibility are being raised should players or the public be injured in mishaps while playing the game.

Personal Injury Attorney Bernard F. Walsh shared this comment about the legal aspects of playing the game, "While it's great to see the level of innovation that is coming from technology companies, there are serious legal aspects of Pokemon Go and other software that use augmented reality for players, game developers and property owners. Additionally, the potential for dangerous situations that can arise from this game is very real.

"Already players distracted by viewing the world through their phone as they are in busy public spaces have suffered injuries such as broken bones, criminals have used the app to predict players locations and then robbed them at gun point, irresponsible players who look for Pokemon while driving are especially dangerous to the public, and the game itself has locations in areas that are in error. In fact, earlier this week a Pokemon Go player in Baltimore playing the game while driving, crashed his Toyota Rav4 into a parked police cruiser.

"Given the wide participation of this popular game it is simply a matter of time before individuals are seriously harmed as a player or as a non-player. However the app developer anticipating the potential for personal injury or other types of law suits, has written into their terms of service agreement protection from law suits. New players eager to get started may not be aware that when they agree to the terms of service at the time of downloading the app, they are waiving all legal ability to sue for compensation should they become injured as a result of playing Pokemon Go.

While this contract may protect the app developer from personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits from players who have consented to the terms of use contract, it has no bearing on law suits initiated against property owners of Pokemon Go locations or members of the public who have not entered into such an agreement. Players injured while playing Pokemon Go may file suit against property owners if an unsafe condition contributed toward their injury, property owners may file suit against the game developers for errantly placing a game location, and the public injured by distracted players can file suit directly against a player that has caused them harm."

About Attorney Bernard Walsh:

A highly experienced AV rated attorney and founder of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, Bernard Walsh is an active member in multiple legal organizations including the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Florida Justice Association, the National Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Bernard Walsh is an active member of the Manatee and Sarasota Sheriff's Advisory Boards, the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council and the One Hundred Club for Law Enforcement in Manatee.

Partner at the Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh, Bernard Walsh has helped hundreds of Floridians get fair compensation for injuries. Additionally, Bernard Walsh has won one of Florida's largest motorcycle accident recoveries and has an AV Preeminent(R) rating on Martindale-Hubbell(R), a doctors and attorneys ratings website and is a Superb rated attorney with Avvo.com.

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh
5291 Office Park Boulevard, Bradenton FL, 34203
Local: 941-752-7200

More information: http://www.GetMejustice.com/.

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Attorney Bernard Walsh Attends Florida Justice Association Board Of Directors Meeting

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Bernard Walsh of the personal injury law firm Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh has attended the annual 2016 Florida Justice Association's convention and meeting of the board of directors.

Held at The Breakers Palm Beach, the event draws Florida's most experienced plaintiff's attorneys from around the state. Featuring multiple events open to all members of the Florida Justice Association (FJA) as well as several meetings of board members and sub committees on a variety of topics related to the Florida Justice System and consumer and civil rights.

Items discussed during the board of directors meeting included several issues in the legislative, political and legal areas important for Florida citizens. Attorney Bernard Walsh and his fellow FJA board members discussed recent legislative changes to the Workers Compensation rules, how new rules on expert witnesses (Daubert vs Frey) will affect the courts, efforts to appeal legislative changes to the cost of obtaining medical records, and efforts to lift the regional based caps on medical mal-practice cases.

In addition to strategizing and planning the actions that the Florida Justice Association will take to support a strong civil justice system and protecting the rights of consumers, attendees of the FJY convention had access to a broad range of networking and continuing legal education credit (CLE) opportunities.

Attorney Bernard Walsh offered this comment about the convention, "While most people are unaware of the Florida Justice Association, many people across Florida are affected directly and indirectly by the work that we do. Every legislative season that goes by in Florida inevitably brings new efforts by the corporate insurance lobby to change the nature of the civil justice system in ways that will allow them to produce higher profits at the expense of Florida's citizens. Since its inception, the FJA has rallied members of the civil justice system and members of the public to fend off these attacks on consumer protections and rights. Coming to the FJA meetings it is always reassuring to see so many excellent attorneys and legal professionals working to protect the public's interests."

About Attorney Bernard F. Walsh:

Bernard F. Walsh is an active volunteer on the Manatee County Sheriff's Advisory Board, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Advisory Board, the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council and the Manatee County and Florida 100 Clubs for Law Enforcement.

A highly experienced AV rated attorney and founder of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, Bernard Walsh is an active member in multiple legal organizations including the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Florida Justice Association, the National Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Partner at the Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh, Bernard Walsh has helped hundreds of Floridians get fair compensation for injuries. Additionally, Bernard Walsh has won one of Florida's largest motorcycle accident recoveries and has an AV Preeminent(r) rating on Martindale-Hubbell(r), a doctors and attorneys ratings website and is a Superb rated attorney with Avvo.com.

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh
5291 Office Park Boulevard, Bradenton FL, 34203
Local: 941-752-7200

More information: http://www.GetMejustice.com/.

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*Photo Caption: Personal Injury Attorney Bernard Walsh at the 2016 FJA Convention.

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Attorney Bernard Walsh Gathered with Manatee County Area Law Enforcement to Honor Fallen Officers

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer Bernard F. Walsh attended a ceremony honoring fallen officers of law enforcement who paid the ultimate sacrifice in keeping our citizens and community safe. The event, presented by Manatee Lodge 70 Fraternal Order of Police, drew law enforcement and legal community officials from the Sarasota-Manatee County area as wells public officials from Florida's State government and our community.

Part of a larger state-wide remembrance, the 34th Annual Fraternal Order of Police Memorial was observed at locations across Florida by many law enforcement and state organizations.

Officials in attendance at the Manatee County Memorial included Ed Brodksy Esq., State Attorney of the 12th Judicial Circuit, Major John Baumann of the Florida Highway Patrol, Holmes Beach Chief of Police William Tokajer, and Colonel Rick Wells of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Attorney Bernard Walsh of the Bradenton Office of Shapiro Goldman Babboni and Walsh had this comment about the memorial service, "As an active member of the legal sector since 1978, and as someone who began their legal career working for the State of Florida helping to prosecute serious criminal cases, I have personally seen both the dangerous and often thankless work that our law enforcement members engage in day after day, and the all to frequent tragedy that can result from protecting the citizens of Florida from dangerous criminals."

He added, "It was an honor to stand with the men and women of law enforcement that go to work every day protecting the people of Manatee and Sarasota counties and pay tribute to those that have given their lives in the line of duty."

About Attorney Bernard F. Walsh:

Bernard F. Walsh is an active volunteer on the Manatee County Sheriff's Advisory Board, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Advisory Board, the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council and the Manatee County and Florida 100 Clubs for Law Enforcement.

A highly experienced AV rated attorney and founder of the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, Bernard Walsh is an active member in multiple legal organizations including the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Florida Justice Association, the National Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Partner at the Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law firm of Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni and Walsh, Bernard Walsh has helped hundreds of Floridians get fair compensation for injuries. Additionally, Bernard Walsh has won one of Florida's largest motorcycle accident recoveries and has an AV Preeminent(r) rating on Martindale-Hubbell(r), a doctors and attorneys ratings website and is a Superb rated attorney with Avvo.com.

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh
5291 Office Park Boulevard, Bradenton FL, 34203
Local: 941-752-7200

More information: http://www.GetMejustice.com/.

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