Haunted houses can be present at amusement parks, independent locations historical buildings, fairs, carnivals, and more. They are essentially set up and maintained throughout the Halloween season in October
. There are many performers, actors, and workers who strive to keep the energy and aura of the haunted house, but there are more practical workers available to ensure that the structure and actual physical maintenance of the building is up to scratch
. Some workers and companies are more negligent than others are, though, which leads to defective areas, hazardous sections, and dangerous parts of the house. You could easily suffer injuries at a haunted house, and if you are seriously hurt, you should pursue a personal injury claim. Our haunted house trip and fall attorneys
at the Downtown LA Law Group
will be able to handle your case for you and ensure that you are rightfully paid for your damages.
How do haunted house accidents occur?
Trip and fall accidents
at haunted houses can happen for a number of reasons. People must be aware of their surroundings, but t can be difficult when they are constantly on edge and scared. They may not notice potential hazards or dangerous areas, and this lack of awareness can be costly. Some of the reasons that trip and fall accidents occur in haunted houses include
- Decorations left on the ground, like streamers, confetti, candles, and more, which can cause trip hazards
- Liquids left on the floor, like fake blood, water from fog machines, spilled drinks from scared patrons, and more
- Exposed wires and cables for fog machines, speakers, and black lights; the cables should be placed under carpets, taped down, run along the walls, or else encased so they are out of the way
- Props and other items jutting into walkways because they were improperly placed or because they fell over during usage
- People, patrons, and performers who are in the way, either by laying down, jumping back, jumping out at you, and more
- Darkness and lack of light, which can completely impair your vision and prevent you from seeing steps, staircases, level changes, hazards, and more
- Window curtains that hang too low and can cause you to slip and fall
- Inebriation and drunkenness, which is common at events that also sell themed alcoholic beverages
- Defects in the haunted house that were never fixed or alleviated, such as torn carpeting, broken banisters, broken stairs, holes in the floor, and more
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Any of these defects can cause a slip and fall injury and it is very important that you take the necessary measures afterward if you were hurt. You should pursue a legal claim against the haunted house company to receive reimbursement for your damages. Our haunted house trip and fall lawyers will be able to win your case for you.
What kind of injuries can happen at haunted houses?
Trip and fall accidents at haunted houses can lead to numerous kinds of injuries
. These damages may be severe and cause long-lasting pain and suffering. Examples include:
- Neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Muscle injuries
- Hip, knee, and ankle injuries
How can I file a haunted house slip and fall lawsuit?
Haunted house injury lawsuits are forms of premises liability law
. You must prove that the property owner caused the hazard, knew there was a hazard and did nothing to fix it, or was unaware of the hazard but reasonably should have known about it. This can be difficult if you have no legal experience, which is why it is important that you seek expert assistance.
You should make sure that you have evidence, but it can be hard to gather the evidence if the haunted house is in operation. We recommend getting the following forms of proof:
- Photos of your injuries
- Surveillance footage
- Pictures of the scene of the accident and potential hazards
- Eyewitness statements and testimonies
- Receipt showing you purchased a ticket for the haunted house
You should go to the doctor as soon as you are injured to ensure your health does not worsen and so that the insurance agent cannot disregard your claim. Once you have gotten your evidence, you should call a haunted house accident lawyer in Los Angeles. We will look over your case, hire expert witnesses, gather additional evidence, and file the lawsuit on your behalf to ensure that you are fairly paid.
What kind of compensation can I win from a haunted house accident?
If you tripped and fell at a haunted house and pursue restitution, you could receive various forms of coverage. Our law firm will work around the clock to bring you every penny you deserve, and we will not rest until we are satisfied with your case. Victims of injuries in haunted houses may be able to receive the following kinds of compensation:
Medical expenses from the past and future to cover medication, surgery, hospitalization, ambulatory transportation, physical therapy and rehab, and more
- Property damage if your personal items or belongings were lost, broken, or needed to be replaced after the event
- Lost income if the injuries caused you to miss work, or if additional medical procedures caused you to be incapable of completing your job duties
- Pain and suffering damages for emotional trauma, PTSD, fear, anxiety, psychological damage, and more
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In the worst cases, an untimely death can happen at a haunted house, most often due to a fall from a balcony or into an area that is not examined. Some people may not be able to call for help or will not be noticed if they are missing. You could pursue wrongful death damages if a family member or loved one dies at a haunted house, which could result in funeral and burial fees, loss of consortium, loss of expected inheritance, reimbursement of pre-death pain and suffering damages or medical bills, and more.
You should receive total coverage for the various debts that racked up after an incident at a haunted house. Our team of expert haunted house accident lawyers will be able to help you with your claim and ensure that you are given the best representation available.
What is the deadline to sue for injuries in a haunted house?
In California, the statute of limitations to file a lawsuit is 2 years from the date of the injury
. If you do not take legal action within this time, you will b unable to do so in the future. The statute is in place to ensure that all parties have their evidence in a timely fashion and that neither one is at a huge advantage or disadvantage. The longer you wait to sue, for example, the more likely it is that your evidence will be lost or corrupted in some way.
It is possible that you can have the statute of limitations extended, but the circumstances must be right. If you were underage at the time of the incident, the statute would begin when you turn 18 years old, since minors cannot legally sue. You also may have been left mentally or physically incapacitated afterwards, which would make your statute suspended until you return to health and awareness or functionality. Further, some defendants flee the state or travel often, and lawsuits cannot be filed until they return. If the defendant is absent, the statute won’t start until he is back in California.
Often, claims are not filed because victims do not know their statutes of limitations or because they forget how much time they have left. If you come to our firm, we will make sure that your case is filed within the appropriate deadline and that you do not miss anything important.
Selecting Our Firm
The Downtown LA Law Group
is one of the most highly regarded firms in the city. We have years of experience handling premises liability claims
, and when seasonal accidents occur, we are right there with our clients, fighting for their fair compensation. We know how troublesome it can be to pursue a claim when you have been hurt, and we will make sure that you are focused on recovering while we handle the legal legwork. Our aggressive attorneys will go to court if necessary as well to fight for your damages.
For a free legal consultation
, call our law offices today. All consultations are totally confidential – no private details will be shared outside of our office. We will tell you what we think your case is worth and we will answer all of your questions. It is important to us that you have as much knowledge about your claim as possible.
If you want to hire us for your case, we will give you our zero fee guarantee. This says that you won’t pay a dime of your own money from beginning to end. We will get paid if we win, but the money will come from the settlement we secure you. If we lose, we take no payment at all.
To sue a haunted house for a slip and fall injury
, contact our premises liability attorneys at the Downtown LA Law Group