A haunted house is supposed to be spooky, but it is not supposed to actually hurt the people who visit it. If something goes wrong and you get injured at a haunted house, you may have legal options. A Monmouth County slip and fall lawyer from our firm may be able to help you fight for compensation.
Can You Still Sue if You Signed a Waiver to Enter the Haunted House?
You may think that you do not have a case because you signed a waiver, but this is not necessarily true. A waiver can protect a business from some claims, but it may not protect a haunted house from negligence that causes serious injuries. A prop that falls off a wall and causes a traumatic brain injury or a broken ventilation system that causes carbon monoxide poisoning is unlikely to be covered by such a waiver.
Can Employees of a Haunted House Sue?
Most of the time, these haunted house businesses pop up temporarily. That means that many of their employees are temporary or classified as contractors, so they do not get the protections of regular employees. That means no workers’ compensation if they get injured.
So if a worker at a haunted house does get injured, they might be able to sue. They would just need to show that the negligence of the business owner or operator was to blame for them getting hurt.
What Should My Compensation Cover?
Your compensation should help you cover all of the expenses stemming from a haunted house injury. You may receive an offer from an insurance company that seems adequate, but we really recommend waiting before you accept this initial settlement. An insurance company wants to get out of this situation for as little money as possible. This settlement may not cover all of your expenses.
An attorney from our firm can help you fight for a fair and reasonable settlement. This compensation can help make up for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential, if your injuries are going to have lasting effects that could affect your work
- Loss of enjoyment
- Mental anguish
- Any other psychological trauma you experienced
We will help you calculate a fair compensation offer, and then we will help you fight for it.
Do I Need an Attorney to Sue a Haunted House?
Having an attorney on your side can be beneficial in a case like this. It is often tough to prove negligence in a personal injury case. Our attorneys can gather the evidence needed to make a compelling case and show why you are owed compensation. You are not required to hire a lawyer, but we suggest that you at least meet with our team before you move forward alone.
Contact Our Legal Team
We have plenty of experience handling cases just like yours, so contact Falcon Law Firm, LLC. We can schedule a consultation and tell you more about your options and what a personal injury attorney can do to help you.