A haunted house is supposed to be scary, but it is not supposed to actually harm you. If you get injured in a haunted house, you may be able to sue for compensation. Contacting our law firm and talking to a Corpus Christi, Texas slip & fall lawyer should be your next step.
What Kinds of Injuries Are Common in a Haunted House?
There are many ways to get injured in a haunted house, and many of them could open that business up to a personal injury suit. If the haunted house is not operated responsibly, patrons can easily end up with:
- Bruises, cuts, and lacerations
- Sprains and broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Injuries from carbon monoxide poisoning
- Injuries from exposure to chemicals
Any injuries suffered on the premises need to be taken seriously, even if waivers were signed.
Can I Still Sue for Damages if I Signed a Waiver to Enter the Haunted House?
A waiver can be a good way to protect a business, but few can completely indemnify an establishment from legal liability. In this situation, a waiver might protect a haunted house from expected injuries, but those that occur due to negligence or a lack of care may not be covered.
For example, a waiver can warn someone with a heart condition about the scares in the haunted house. If they sign and suffer from a cardiac event, they were warned about the possibility. A waiver would not warn someone against an improperly secured prop that could fall and cause a concussion, so someone injured in this manner would probably have a case.
What Can My Compensation Cover?
Your compensation should help make up for the monetary costs of your accident, but it also needs to address any psychological trauma that was caused. Getting injured in any kind of accident can be a harrowing experience, and people often suffer from mental health issues as they try to recover and get their lives back to normal.
That is why our lawyers do not just help our clients fight for compensation covering the obvious costs of an injury, like medical bills and lost wages. We want a compensation offer that makes up for mental anguish, loss of enjoyment, and any other pain and suffering you experienced due to your accident.
Do I Need an Attorney?
An experienced personal injury attorney can do a lot to help you with your case. A lawyer from our firm can:
- Answer any questions that you have about the legal process
- Gather evidence needed to make your case
- File your case before the statute of limitations expires
- Calculate fair compensation
- Prepare you to testify
- Defend you from any accusations of wrongdoing
- Remind you of important court dates and deadlines
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are thinking about moving forward with your personal injury case, you do not have to do it on your own. Contact Sahadi Legal Group and ask about scheduling your free consultation.