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by Jeff Rasansky - October 21, 2015
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

If you were injured at a haunted house, let us evaluate your situation and explain the options available to you at no cost.

Every year in October, many people choose to celebrate Halloween by visiting commercially-run haunted houses with friends and family. When serious injuries occur due to negligence, it’s your responsibility to make those who harmed you accountable for their actions.

Haunted houses are generally seasonal businesses put together in short order, and as such, visitor safety is often a concern. A lot of these companies require you to sign a boilerplate release form in order to absolve them of any liability should their patrons get injured.

It’s important to note, though, that these companies and their employees don’t get to recklessly or intentionally harm you just because you signed a piece of paper. There are many factors that go into a case like this, and the best way to figure out the what (if any) legal options are available to you is to discuss your case with a lawyer. Our firm will do this for no cost; just call 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation.

Dallas Haunted House Lawsuits

Injury Lawsuits Against Haunted Houses

Slip and fall accidents.

Slips and fall accidents occur frequently at haunted houses, and they’re caused by a variety of reasons. Haunted houses are often dark, decked with loose materials, and pathways are often obstructed. While many of these accidents may be foreseeable and thus likely covered by the release form, sometimes an unforeseen premises defect (of which the owner should have been aware), can lead to:

  1. Broken bones
  2. Soft-tissue injuries
  3. Chronic pain
  4. And more…

Trampling injuries.

Another common and serious concern at haunted houses is the risk of a trampling injury. Large groups of people who get scared en masse may decide to head for the nearest exit, only to have a couple of children get trampled as a result. This shouldn’t happen if the company provides clearly-marked and accessible exits.

Haunted house employee injuries.

As a haunted house worker (technically, you’re likely a contractor and not an “employee”), you run the risk of being injured as well. As an independent contractor, your employer owes no special duty to you, but may still be responsible for your injuries under a general negligence claim. While they may try to tell you that they are not responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, etc; be aware that they may not be telling you the truth.

In addition, customers may lash out at you instinctively to protect themselves from imagined threats. This can leave you with cuts, bruises, a broken nose and more. You may even be injured by a defective or inherently unsafe piece of equipment. For example, you may get your foot trapped under an automated mechanism, resulting in crushed bones or even the loss of a foot. These type of claims would likely fall under the category of “product liability.”

Injured at a Halloween haunted house? Let us answer your questions!

While Halloween exists for the purposes of harmless fun, when someone is seriously hurt by something that could’ve been easily avoided if active parties took necessary precautions, it’s your right to seek reimbursement for your related losses.

If you’ve been injured at a haunted house in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, contact the offices of Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-405-4313 for your free consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.

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The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.

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