During the Halloween season, you may go to a haunted house to seek a thrill. So it is most unfortunate when you end this intended fun outing with an injury. Read on to discover the potential dangers in a haunted house and how a seasoned Landover slip and fall accident lawyer at Judy Law Firm can come to your aid if you get injured.
What are the potential dangers of dim lighting in a haunted house?
Evidently, a haunted house may purposefully have an insufficient amount of lighting to go along with the thrill of the attraction. However, dim lighting may pose potential dangers for visitors. Examples are as follows:
- Dim lighting may cause you to slip and fall with an unseen step or dip in the flooring.
- Dim lighting may cause you to collide with a door, wall, or prop obstructing the walkway.
- Dim lighting may cause you to get trampled by other visitors in the event of an emergency.
In addition to dim lighting, there may also be excessive fog machines and strobe lights that further hinder visibility.
Regardless, you may bring forward a personal injury claim after experiencing any of the aforementioned instances. However, you must be prepared for the owner of the haunted house (i.e., the defendant) to fight back. That is, they may argue that dim lighting is a foreseeable risk that a reasonable individual would have accepted upon entering a haunted house.
To disprove their argument, you must state that your accident was due to the owner’s gross negligence. For example, you may claim that the dim lighting inhibited your visibility of a hazard such as a spilled liquid, broken floorboard, loose carpeting, or protruding object. Further, you may conclude that this hazard should have been promptly cleared by the owner before they welcomed visitors into the haunted house.
What are other dangers to look out for?
Besides dim lighting, there may be potential dangers lurking around every corner of a haunted house. While some of these dangers are artificially produced for the sake of the attraction, others are very real. Examples are as follows:
- An overhead prop or decoration may fall if not securely fastened.
- A costumed employee may use aggressive scare tactics if not properly trained.
- Haunted houses may be overcrowded if not in compliance with building codes.
- Haunted houses may have malfunctioning rides if not frequently inspected and tested.
- Haunted houses may be vulnerable to carbon monoxide without the proper detectors.
You must strongly consider legal action if you were made a victim of any of the aforementioned hazardous property conditions.
So, when it comes to your personal injury claim, there is no time like the present to get started. Please reach out to a competent Landover Maryland personal injury lawyer from Judy Law Firm at your earliest possible convenience.