Lauren Mitchell, 13, Injured in Arlington Haunted House near Six Flags Mall

Lauren Mitchell, 13, was injured on Thursday, October 10, 2013 while walking through The Boneyard haunted house in Arlington near Six Flags Mall. The incident occurred when an employee dressed as a clown in the haunted house jumped out to scare Lauren and her mother; upon which the employee poked Lauren in the eye. Lauren’s mother, Sandy Mitchell, requested to speak to the manager after the incident, but claims that the manager “…wasn’t really interested.” After taking Lauren to the Las Colinas emergency room later that night, it was discovered that she sustained a burned cornea from the accident. At present, neither the owners nor the management of The Bone Yard haunted house have returned any of the Mitchell’s phone calls or emails. Legal information pertaining to this accident can be emailed  here.

Below is a news clip that further elaborates on the incident, courtesy of wfaa.com:

 

 

 

 

Legal Commentary

It is always unfortunate when an individual is injured at an attraction that is supposed to be safe and enjoyable; even more so when the party who is responsible is non-cooperative in mitigating the situation. In this scenario, it would be in the victim’s and her parent’s best interest to pursue a civil claim against the owners of the haunted house for the unnecessary pain and damage the victim sustained to her eye while touring the attraction.

From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous individuals and families who are involved in personal injury accidents, such as the situation mentioned above. The Mitchells should most certainly consult with an attorney to file a personal injury claim against the owners of the haunted house. This child could have a potentially long term eye condition as a result of this incident, and therefore, deserves to be properly compensated for her pain, suffering, and medical expenses she and her family will incur from this unexpected incident. Filing a civil claim will eliminate the financial burden of experiencing an accident like this, and will give the family more time to focus on making sure this child recuperates from her injury.

Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.


About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in personal injury accidents, wrongful death lawsuits, work place accidents, automobile accidents, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous personal injury cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with personal injury and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

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