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(The Telegraph_US)   Father files suit for $50,000 on behalf of his minor daughter who tripped and hurt herself in Halloween haunted house. Fark: The suit also is claiming damages for loss of money she otherwise should be able to earn if she were "an able-bodied person"   (thetelegraph.com) divider line 89
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2012-11-11 12:03:21 AM  
You went into a haunted house, got scared, ran, tripped and fell. And now you're suing?

Yeah, I'm SURE the jury will be sympathetic to your cause.
 
2012-11-11 12:12:09 AM  
I ran a JC haunted house years ago. we ran people outside the back door and had them are a turn to miss the pond next to the door. There was a group of high school kids that jumped over our makeshift fence and fell in the pond. One of them twistd his ankle in the hurdle.


Another time one of my cast members got hit in the nose by some boy and bloodied it. We beat him pretty good Didn't get sued either.
 
2012-11-11 03:59:44 AM  

Nofun: Yeah, I'm SURE the jury will be sympathetic to your cause.


well, juries are stupid in general, sadly.
 
2012-11-11 06:45:47 AM  
Was the girl fat and clumsy, and wearing improper footwear?
These things matter.
 
2012-11-11 07:04:36 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Was the girl fat and clumsy, and wearing improper footwear?
These things matter.


She was scared and running from a guy with a chainsaw chasing her. Grace leaves the room when you almost pee on yourself (hearing a patron say "I just peed all over myself" is the gold star standard of a HH).
 
2012-11-11 09:51:08 AM  
Was in a haunted house with my kids a long time ago and one room was pitch black. Said out loud that I was going to light my butane lighter on full.
Was escorted out with many flashlights. Good times.
 
2012-11-11 09:52:17 AM  
When I visit a haunted house I expect to see lots of reflective tape to make grade changes in flooring easy to see, good lighting, appropriately placed handrails and signage warning of any possible hazards along the route. Some carefully stationed ushers can be quite helpful to the very old, very young and infirm as well. Also, clearly marked exits.
 
2012-11-11 09:56:32 AM  

A Shambling Mound: When I visit a haunted house I expect to see lots of reflective tape to make grade changes in flooring easy to see, good lighting, appropriately placed handrails and signage warning of any possible hazards along the route. Some carefully stationed ushers can be quite helpful to the very old, very young and infirm as well. Also, clearly marked exits.


Why don't you just go the the local Wal-Mart instead of a haunted house? They have all that, and ample lighting as well. And it's a much more frightening experience.
 
2012-11-11 09:59:13 AM  

A Shambling Mound: When I visit a haunted house I expect to see lots of reflective tape to make grade changes in flooring easy to see, good lighting, appropriately placed handrails and signage warning of any possible hazards along the route. Some carefully stationed ushers can be quite helpful to the very old, very young and infirm as well. Also, clearly marked exits.


Shambling mounds need handrails?

Ones like this should be easy- medical expenses liability insurance covers it, no court case, the end. But that's not how we work in this country.
 
2012-11-11 10:00:39 AM  
Good pics from a haunted house:

Niagara Falls Nightmares fear factory

God it makes me laugh.
 
2012-11-11 10:01:22 AM  
This makes it make a LITTLE more sense ... "Model"

(Pretty sure a youtube link doesn't break Fark rules ... guess I'll find out)
 
2012-11-11 10:01:37 AM  
how old is she? is she is 16-17 and has had a part time job or worked every summer since she was 14 i'd say go for it. on the other hand how much could you get for that compared to the giant douchiness look this gives you?
 
2012-11-11 10:01:43 AM  
She works in the mines and can't survive a haunted house?
 
2012-11-11 10:04:39 AM  
I wanted to go to a haunted corn maze; that way, if you get scared you can just eat your way out.


/corn maiz?
 
2012-11-11 10:04:49 AM  
suing the Alton American Legion

yeah, good luck with that. those guys are like the mildly retarded and easily angered version of Masons.

/ Tubal Cain!
 
2012-11-11 10:07:04 AM  
Haunted houses are stupid, and the people who go to them are stupid.

Be less stupid - it hurts less.
 
2012-11-11 10:07:39 AM  

sforce: This makes it make a LITTLE more sense ... "Model"

(Pretty sure a youtube link doesn't break Fark rules ... guess I'll find out)


Oh... She's a model.
I had assumed she was a hooker.
Dad ought to go after whoever's been selling her all gthe Big Macs, too.
 
2012-11-11 10:09:53 AM  
If she actually were an able-bodied person, she wouldn't have been such a clumsy dumbfark who can't master the art of walking down a hallway.
 
2012-11-11 10:22:07 AM  

WhippingBoy: Why don't you just go the the local Wal-Mart instead of a haunted house


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WGJ
2012-11-11 10:25:46 AM  
If they win, place a plaque at every city park with this family's name on it stating that they took the money that would have made the park better.
 
2012-11-11 10:38:06 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: If she actually were an able-bodied person, she wouldn't have been such a clumsy dumbfark who can't master the art of walking down a hallway.


Not true; I'm (basically) able bodied but occasionally trip going UP stairs or the like. Brain signals don't always get to the feet correctly; probably too many knocks on the noggin'.

However since the article is appropriately vague, there's no way to know her condition before or after. I want to know how badly she was hurt and what medical treatment was required; until then this is like mocking the McDonalds coffee thing without knowing the details. Either she bruised her shin and head (for example) or she broke her nose/cut her face/broke something else etc. Can't tell from the article of course.
 
2012-11-11 10:40:17 AM  
That girl was never going to make money as a model unless it was the type of "modeling" one finds in a backpage classified.
 
2012-11-11 10:40:57 AM  

Bender The Offender: That girl was never going to make money as a model unless it was the type of "modeling" one finds in a backpage classified.


Yep. All the donuts are showing already.
 
2012-11-11 10:43:37 AM  

ladyfortuna: Not true; I'm (basically) able bodied but occasionally trip going UP stairs or the like. Brain signals don't always get to the feet correctly; probably too many knocks on the noggin'.


and that would be the fault of the people who put the haunted house together how?
 
2012-11-11 10:46:37 AM  

alienated: Nofun: Yeah, I'm SURE the jury will be sympathetic to your cause.

well, juries are stupid in general, sadly.


They are? I would love to see the research on the issue of this and not just the silly anecdotes as the research on the topic does the demonstration that they tend to provide the decisions upon which are the consistencies with the judges so you sort of do the life failing.
 
2012-11-11 10:49:22 AM  

IamAwake: ladyfortuna: Not true; I'm (basically) able bodied but occasionally trip going UP stairs or the like. Brain signals don't always get to the feet correctly; probably too many knocks on the noggin'.

and that would be the fault of the people who put the haunted house together how?


I never said it was, just that you can be able-bodied and still a bit clumsy at times.
 
2012-11-11 10:49:44 AM  
+ size model...
 
2012-11-11 10:54:21 AM  

sforce: This makes it make a LITTLE more sense ... "Model"

(Pretty sure a youtube link doesn't break Fark rules ... guess I'll find out)


Ah, see that explains everything. No, not the lawsuit; her and her father should be rewarded a half-packet of ketchup and ordered from the courtroom. No, this video explains the real reason for the lawsuit: Self-entitled bullshiat. Daddy's little princess gets told her whole life she's pretty enough to be a model (she's not), then she splits her lip and can't "work" for a few weeks. They see it as a chance to get even EASIER money than whoring out your daughter for her average looks. Genius plan.

/hope they get laughed out of court
 
2012-11-11 10:54:28 AM  

SevenizGud: Haunted houses are stupid, and the people who go to them are stupid.

Be less stupid - it hurts less.


The exact quote I farkied you for is "Space research is stupid." You may want to take your own advice.
 
2012-11-11 10:56:33 AM  

WGJ: If they win, place a plaque at every city park with this family's name on it stating that they took the money that would have made the park better.


The American Legion is in charge of city parks now?
 
2012-11-11 10:57:29 AM  
Most haunted houses and that sort of thing around here make you sign a waiver before entering. I thought it was kind of silly, until I read idiotic stories like these...
Any Fark lawyers know how well these kinds of waivers hold up in an actual court?
 
2012-11-11 11:01:01 AM  
FTFA: she suffered "pain of body and mind" in the past and future.
 
2012-11-11 11:08:04 AM  
You'd think all that extra padding she has would have protected her.
 
2012-11-11 11:09:11 AM  
Anyone know the race of said person?? this matters on whether we should care or not.
 
2012-11-11 11:12:55 AM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Hallelujah house
 
2012-11-11 11:12:56 AM  
Few years back, i took my daughter to a haunted house. Wasn't too bad, but it was so dark in places, you really couldn't see anything. Anyway, at one point, people would jump out in costume and scare you...of course, and after that little area, there was a completely dark hallway you had to walk down. During this walk, some girl hugged herself to me and whispered "play with me...play with me...please" in a creepy voice. Now, this haunted house was put on by the local high school, and i could tell that this girl was a high school student. She started rubbing herself on me...and

/loses internet
 
2012-11-11 11:18:44 AM  

sforce: This makes it make a LITTLE more sense ... "Model"


Reminds me of Miss Piggy
 
2012-11-11 11:19:18 AM  
I know no one's going to bother to read this, but generally when you file a complaint for this type of injury, there's a box you check off for "damages up to $X" rather than naming a specific amount at this stage of the litigation. That check box is used to determine, for example, whether you're in superior court or a district court, or whether it's a bench trial or jury trial by default, etc. The next lowest level might be $10k, and if she needs $15k of dental reconstruction due to her teeth getting mashed in from the fall, then they'd go to the next box.
The outrage, as usual, is premature.
 
2012-11-11 11:20:33 AM  
But her body IS still able, it's her mind that's gone.

/granted, with a father like hers, I'm not sure she had one to begin with
 
2012-11-11 11:21:21 AM  
Just last week I helped demolish a small house that was reputed to be haunted. I stepped on a board with a nail pointing up.... and it went through my foot. Do you think I can sue the nail manufacturer..... and maybe the mill that cut the 2 x 4???

/People are stupid
//I can be a klutz
///Damn my foot hurts
 
2012-11-11 11:22:03 AM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Few years back, i took my daughter to a haunted house. Wasn't too bad, but it was so dark in places, you really couldn't see anything. Anyway, at one point, people would jump out in costume and scare you...of course, and after that little area, there was a completely dark hallway you had to walk down. During this walk, some girl hugged herself to me and whispered "play with me...play with me...please" in a creepy voice. Now, this haunted house was put on by the local high school, and i could tell that this girl was a high school student. She started rubbing herself on me...and

/loses internet


Go on..preferebly with pics or maybe a video??

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2012-11-11 11:23:06 AM  

meow said the dog: alienated: Nofun: Yeah, I'm SURE the jury will be sympathetic to your cause.

well, juries are stupid in general, sadly.

They are? I would love to see the research on the issue of this and not just the silly anecdotes as the research on the topic does the demonstration that they tend to provide the decisions upon which are the consistencies with the judges so you sort of do the life failing.


I'd love to see all the Farkers who complain about how stupid people on jury duty are have to stand before one someday.
 
2012-11-11 11:23:53 AM  

EnviroDude: She was scared and running from a guy with a chainsaw chasing her.


A REAL Chainsaw? We use costume prop chainsaws and sound effects. How hurt was she? Is she paralyzed? Stubbed toe? What?

I think a haunted house performer with a real chainsaw should not chase anybody, but should wave it around in an exhibit area. Chasers should have toys or safe props. Stuff happens.
 
2012-11-11 11:24:27 AM  
The Legion opened the house to the public and charged an entrance fee, the suit claims. The suit also is asking for damages for medical expenses. The city of Alton also was named as a defendant because the proceeds of the haunted house were to benefit the Alton Park and Recreation Department.

/Way to stay classy there fella. Sue the people who were going to get the proceeds, who had nothing to do with the building or operation of this. What a farking tool. If it had been an orphanage, I'm sure you would have sued them too. Jackass.
 
2012-11-11 11:25:48 AM  

The Evil Home Brewer: Just last week I helped demolish a small house that was reputed to be haunted. I stepped on a board with a nail pointing up.... and it went through my foot. Do you think I can sue the nail manufacturer..... and maybe the mill that cut the 2 x 4???

/People are stupid
//I can be a klutz
///Damn my foot hurts


Ouch, make sure you get a tetnus shot.
 
2012-11-11 11:28:53 AM  
The suit also is claiming damages for loss of money she otherwise should be able to earn if she were "an able-bodied person."

I take it the father himself then is unemployed.
 
2012-11-11 11:30:50 AM  

The Evil Home Brewer: Just last week I helped demolish a small house that was reputed to be haunted. I stepped on a board with a nail pointing up.... and it went through my foot. Do you think I can sue the nail manufacturer..... and maybe the mill that cut the 2 x 4???

/People are stupid
//I can be a klutz
///Damn my foot hurts


/not only those, but the mine that harvested the ore to make it, the guy who sold it, the guy who delivered it, and the carpenter who drove the nail in. Oh, and the guy who owns the lot too, don't want him to feel left out.
 
2012-11-11 11:38:19 AM  

Rhypskallion: EnviroDude: She was scared and running from a guy with a chainsaw chasing her.

A REAL Chainsaw? We use costume prop chainsaws and sound effects. How hurt was she? Is she paralyzed? Stubbed toe? What?

I think a haunted house performer with a real chainsaw should not chase anybody, but should wave it around in an exhibit area. Chasers should have toys or safe props. Stuff happens.


Likely was a prop. Running with a chainsaw is a special sort of stupid. Bet this guy didnt bother to look and just rolled his little snowflake to the exit.
Fark this crap.
This is what is wrong with society.
 
2012-11-11 11:46:31 AM  

Bit'O'Gristle: The Evil Home Brewer: Just last week I helped demolish a small house that was reputed to be haunted. I stepped on a board with a nail pointing up.... and it went through my foot. Do you think I can sue the nail manufacturer..... and maybe the mill that cut the 2 x 4???

/People are stupid
//I can be a klutz
///Damn my foot hurts

/not only those, but the mine that harvested the ore to make it, the guy who sold it, the guy who delivered it, and the carpenter who drove the nail in. Oh, and the guy who owns the lot too, don't want him to feel left out.


Why stop there? The maker of the boot, and the sock, your podiatrist, the person who sold you the car that allowed you to get to the site, the city, the local police (for not stopping you)...
 
2012-11-11 11:47:14 AM  

Rhypskallion: EnviroDude: She was scared and running from a guy with a chainsaw chasing her.

A REAL Chainsaw? We use costume prop chainsaws and sound effects. How hurt was she? Is she paralyzed? Stubbed toe? What?

I think a haunted house performer with a real chainsaw should not chase anybody, but should wave it around in an exhibit area. Chasers should have toys or safe props. Stuff happens.


I had the chainsaw for a local haunted show. i would run behind the bleachers and rub it along the bottom of the aluminum seats while revving it causing the audience to do the wave. After circling around and catching the werewolf, actors held him down while I sawed his prop arm off. Only injury was when and actress pulled it off too fast and broke my nose with it. Show sent on. I popped the schnozz back into place fast and continued the show.
9 shows a night with fighting and dancing.
No breaks between shows.
All in a night's work.
No chain on the bar.
 
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