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What to Do When You FALL During Fall!

Spooky season is officially here! It’s a favorite time of year for many, and it comes with various fun activities like trick-or-treating, hay wagon rides, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, Halloween parties, and spooky theme parks.

But all this excitement can lead to an occasional accident or injury. What happens when you trip over a pumpkin stalk? Or when you or one of your children falls in a haunted house? Or slips on an icy sidewalk while trick-or-treating?

Fall may be a favorite season, but just because it’s called ‘fall’ doesn’t mean we should... fall! But if an accident does occur, rest assured there is a correct approach to that injury, a proper way to recover and get the help you need.

Slips, Trips, and Falls in a Haunted House

Americans love Spooky Season! According to one resource, more than 1,200 haunted houses operate every October, and that number grows every year as fall becomes a true cultural event. Also, over 300 amusement parks across America put on spooky attractions, and well over 3,000 charity groups and non-profits host Halloween-themed events.[1]

American families in all 50 states attend the festivities, so what happens when there’s a slip and fall in a haunted house?

Like theme parks, the owners of haunted houses are responsible for the safety of their guests. If injuries occur, guests may be able to recover damages, medical bills, harm to their quality of life, and lost wages. Examples of injuries in haunted houses include:

  • Trampling
  • Manhandling
  • Sexual assault
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Props that fall and hit patrons
  • Fume-based poisonings due to malfunctioning machines
  • Exposed screws, bolts, nails, splinters, and other sharp objects
  • Injuries or accidents that result from harmful and belligerent scare tactics
  • Moving parts in rides, trolleys, wagons, props, and other implements that cause injury

The Scary Truth About Slip Accidents and Falls

Slips and falls are still a leading cause of injury in America. Nearly one million Americans end up in the hospital due to a bad fall, and slips and falls cause about 95% of hip fractures. With autumn being a season of outdoor activity and festivities combined with haunted houses, cooler weather, surfaces that may have ice on them, hay wagon rides, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches, risks for falls go up.[2]

Keep the Spooky Season Fun! Contact NRS Injury Law for the Best Injury Representation in Ohio

Spooky season should be both fun and safe! If you or someone you care about has a bad fall during… fall, please don’t hesitate to contact NRS Injury Law at 855.468.4878 or by filling out our online form. Our experienced injury attorneys will help you recover medical bills and lost quality of life from the fall, making your autumn enjoyable again.

Sources Cited:

[1] AH. “Haunted House Facts.” America Haunts, 2022.

[2] CDC. “Facts About Falls.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2022.

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