If you get hurt in a haunted house, can you sue over it? These businesses tend to move around and pop up only temporarily, but that does not exclude them from their legal obligations to keep patrons safe. So if you do get injured in a haunted house this season, talk to a Washington, D.C. premises liability lawyer who is ready to help you fight for compensation.
What Should I Do If I Get Injured in a Haunted House?
If you get injured in a haunted house, you should take photos of your injuries and try to take additional photos of where you were injured. If there were witnesses nearby who saw you get hurt, get their contact info in case their testimony is needed for your case. Then get medical attention as soon as possible. If you put off getting medical care, the defense might try to argue that your injuries were not that serious.
What If I Signed a Waiver When I Entered the Haunted House?
Signing a waiver does not give a business a blank check to injure its patrons. A waiver for a haunted house would mainly cover foreseeable injuries, like bumps and bruises one might end up with from the combination of poor visibility and jump scares. Still, it may not protect the business if people are injured in other ways. For example, the waiver for the haunted house may not mean much if someone was injured by a falling prop or trampled by a scared crowd. An attorney from our firm can look at your case and tell you if you have options.
How Long Do I Have to Sue for Damages?
You have three years to begin legal action in a personal injury case. We recommend acting quickly though. You want to give your lawyer time to gather evidence and you do not want witnesses to forget their stories over time. Plus, a business like this might shut down for a time and make its proprietors difficult to find and serve with a lawsuit.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me?
You are not required to hire a personal injury attorney, but one can do a lot to help you with your case. A lawyer from our firm can help by:
- Gathering evidence needed to make your case
- Handling all communications on your behalf
- Preparing you for testimony
- Holding all liable parties accountable
- Calculating fair compensation
If we think that you have a viable case, we are ready to help you fight for the best possible outcome.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
So if you or a loved one gets injured in a haunted house, you have legal options. Contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC and schedule your free consultation. We can tell you more about what our law firm can do for you.