Haunted House or Attraction Injuries – Don’t be Afraid to Pursue a Claim!

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Attraction InjuriesWhile this year’s trick-or-treaters have come and gone, Halloween-related injuries may still be showing themselves — particularly from public or private haunted houses that are so popular this time of year. Injuries are all-too-common when you are in a scary, dark environment such as a haunted house or other Halloween event. As you move through the unlit corridors and exhibits, you are in danger of falling, being struck by the equipment or props, and, in some cases, suffering head injuries or other health problems. In many Halloween attractions, there are motorized props that jump out at ticket purchasers, as well as goo or blood that may drip to the floor. This only adds to the risk. Thankfully, there are remedies you can seek if your injury meets the requirements for premises liability or personal injury.

In Florida, a haunted house injury may entitle you to compensation. If you are injured, you should immediately call an attorney. Statutes of limitations or incidental destruction of evidence may seriously hamper your case, and the passage of time necessarily compounds these issues.

No matter your injury, Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore is here to help. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys will discuss with you possible remedies available through premises liability law. Generally speaking, if the owner of the property presented an unsafe condition and/or was negligent in maintaining the property, causing you injury, you may be eligible for compensation. If you have questions or concerns following a Halloween injury, give us a call today, and we can help you sort through your options. Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore specializes as your Tampa FL premises liability attorney, and we would be happy to talk with you.



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injured in hurricaneAlthough most people attempt to prepare for a hurricane, these storms may still result in property damage or personal injury. For instance, in spite of the community’s efforts, Hurricane Irma created more than 465 dangerous “events” — meaning an illness or injury that happened in preparation for the hurricane, during the hurricane itself, or during the post-storm clean-up period. It’s an understatement to say that such an event may permanently affect the individual and his or her family for life.

Did you know that the majority of hurricane events occur after the passage of the hurricane or in the clean-up process necessary to repair streets and homes? While it is logical to presume that most of the danger comes while the storm is actively overhead, only about 20 percent of the Irma-related damages or events occurred before or during the hurricane’s landfall.

Not surprisingly, nearly four out of every five hurricane “events” befall people when they are outdoors, and 70 percent occur in and around individual residences.

If you have been injured before, during, or after a storm “event,” Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore in Tampa, FL can help. While the negligence of others may not account for all storm-related injuries, it may contribute to some hurricane events, and our personal-injury attorneys can guide you in considering whether and how to file a lawsuit. In addition, not all hurricane injury victims receive proper consideration of their insurance claims. Let our attorneys help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys are well-versed in the specifics of hurricane events and insurance and are here to help.

Contact Wagner, McLaughlin & Whittemore by phone (800) 360-6439 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.