Haunted houses are spooky fun, but no visitor expects it to get spooky bloody or deadly. Unfortunately, people do get hurt when visiting haunted houses in Kansas City and elsewhere in Missouri.
The popularity of haunted houses continues an upward trend, with experts estimating that there are more than 1,500 haunted house locations across the U.S. Haunted houses get huge profits during the Halloween season alone.
While haunted houses are supposed to be scary, the last thing you would want is to end up in a hospital. No, not because the “monsters” were so scary that you had a heart attack (though cases where people with cardiovascular disease have heart attacks in haunted houses are not unheard of) – but because the haunted house operator failed to keep you safe due to his or her negligence, recklessness, or carelessness.
Seeking financial compensation through a premises liability claim after getting injured in a haunted house can be confusing and complicated, which is why seeking legal help from a Kansas City haunted house accident attorney is often the best option to receive maximum recovery. Luckily, our skilled premises liability lawyers from Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., can help you determine liability in your particular case and recover damages.
As we have mentioned earlier, there are an estimated more than 1,500 haunted house locations across the nation. But these do not include approximately 3,000 haunted houses run and operated by charity groups (usually, these charity groups surface around the Halloween season).
Because haunted houses are run by different organizations, public entities, private citizens, and charity groups, determining liability in the event of a haunted house accident becomes more difficult than one would imagine.
Before filing a premises liability claim against the owner of the haunted house in which you sustained an injury, it is important to determine the type of the haunted house location:
Given that haunted houses draw hundreds of visitors daily, the importance of properly maintaining the property and exercising a high standard of care cannot be overestimated. Unfortunately, many haunted houses breach that duty of care, which results in injury and even death to their visitors.
Although causes of haunted house-related injuries vary from one case to another, our experienced haunted house accident attorney in Kansas City has outlined the most common ones:
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