Since the craze of Pokémon Go is fading with time we have compiled chaos amid the fun caused by the mega sensation of July ’16.
In upstate New York, a driver struck a tree with his car, while playing Pokémon Go.
Two men apparently trying to collect “Pokémon Go” virtual characters on their smartphones were rescued after falling off a 90-foot bluff in Encinitas , California.
— sethary (@seth_cordaro) July 8, 2016
Three teenagers were stopped by security at the Nuclear Power Plant, when they trespassed on the property in their pursuit of Pokémon.
7/11-Traffic accident: Illegally parked car struck from behind (*Airbags deployed in 2nd car). 1st driver had exited to catch a Pokémon.
— Texas A&M Police (@TAMUPolice) July 13, 2016
A Group Of Teens Allegedly Robbed People They Found On Pokémon Go
Went to a call for a car accident that happened because he was trying to catch Zubat on the hood of his car #DontPokemonGoAndDrive
— Alexx (@alexxruizzzz) July 9, 2016
First, the game’s terms of service disclaim liability for property damage, personal injury or death while playing the game, as well as claims based on violation of any other applicable law. The game also requires arbitration of disputes. Players must also agree to fine print saying they cannot enter private property without permission. But who reads the fine print these days? Should the game contain more warnings?
Pokémons most often appear near tourist hot spots & urban areas, rather than less populated ones, yet the game randomly generates the spots where they appear, including at times on private property or very close to them. Can private property owners be liable for injury to players if the owners fail to post clear warning signs?
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