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Haunted House Safety

Written by Jared Staver

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Jared Staver is a Personal Injury Lawyer based in Chicago, Illinois and has been practicing law for over 20 years.

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CATEGORY: Personal Injury


Now that it’s October, many people are getting into the Halloween spirit by costume shopping, decorating their homes, and visiting haunted houses. Although haunted houses are spooky and fun, they can also be dangerous when haunted house safety precautions are disregarded. If you’re planning on visiting haunted houses this month, be sure to follow Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C.’s tips on haunted house safety so that you can reduce your risk of injury and thoroughly enjoy your haunted house experience.

In the event that you do get hurt in a haunted house because of someone else’s negligence, you should consult the Chicago personal injury lawyers at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. at (312) 236-2900.

Don’t Go Alone

You should always visit haunted houses with other people. When you have friends and family members by your side in a haunted house, you can have peace of mind of knowing someone will be there to help you in the event of an emergency.

Eat Prior to Going

Never visit a haunted house hungry. By doing so, you put yourself at a high risk of passing out in a dark environment. You should always have a light snack or meal before going to a haunted house so that you have enough energy to enjoy the experience.

Wear Appropriate Shoes

Haunted houses are very dark, so if you’re wearing a pair of high heels or shoes that fit you poorly, you may fall and injure yourself. Therefore, it’s important to wear comfortable shoes such as tennis shoes or boots to ensure your safety.

Leave Small Children at Home

If you have small children, you should leave them at home when going to a haunted house. Haunted houses can easily scare children and cause them to have nightmares. You should take them to more kid-friendly Halloween related activities like pumpkin patches and corn mazes instead.

Avoid Overcrowded Haunted Houses

Overcrowded haunted houses can be very dangerous because having too many people in one space can lead to people running into one another, falling, and hurting themselves. Try to choose haunted houses that are less crowded or go at unpopular times.

Ensure There Are Enough Exits

All haunted houses are legally required to have an exit every 50 feet. This way, if you hurt yourself or get too scared, you can easily find your way out. Be sure to avoid going to any haunted houses that do not feature an exit every 50 feet.

Look for Haunted Houses with an Amusement and Entertainment Permit

An amusement and entertainment permit is required for night clubs, roller rinks, and haunted houses. This permit ensures that these venues are safe for visitors and have been inspected by the fire marshal. It is in your best interest to refrain from visiting haunted houses that do not have this permit.

Report Any Dangerous Activities

If you visit a haunted house and notice something dangerous, you should report the danger immediately. This way, you can help keep others safe and prevent dangerous incidents from arising.

Contact Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C.

Even if you follow these haunted house safety tips, you or a loved one may still sustain an injury because of someone else’s negligence. If this occurs, contact our Chicago personal injury lawyers as soon as possible at (312) 236-2900 to schedule a free consultation. We’ll investigate your case and may be able to assist you in collecting compensation for your damages.

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