Spooky Personal Injury Cases

As we creep into October it’s time to get in the Halloween spirit. For those of us who watch horror movies, we do it to feel the thrill. However, we should pay attention to the lessons we can learn from these spooky films.

If you’ve watched the Final Destination franchise, you know there are many ways to bite the dust. Although Final Destination is on the extreme side, there are lessons to be learned. This five-part sequel kicks off with a group of students who are removed from a flight because of the ruckus they were causing. As Flight 180 to Paris takes off, it explodes, but the students survive. Soon after, the students realize that cheating death isn’t as easy as it seems. One by one, each survivor dies in an extremely gruesome way. Here are two examples of potential personal injury cases from the Final Destination Franchise.

Terry Chaney, Final Destination 1

Terry Chaney is one of the main characters in Final Destination. Her abrupt death happens as she storms out of a café after arguing with her boyfriend Carter. BAM! She is hit by a bus, splattering her nearby friends with blood.

There are several cases that could be filed in this movie. Buses are large and bulky with blind spots which increase the chances of an accident. There are a variety of damages that can be claimed in a bus accident. Here are just a few examples of those damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Property damages
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Past and future medical bills

Not only is Terry in an accident, it was also a hit and run accident. The bus driver is never shown in the movie, so who is Terry supposed to sue? Terry lives in New York, which is a no fault state. These cases are great for attorneys because even if the client is at fault he or she may still be eligible for compensation.

Carter Horton, Final Destination 1

As mentioned above, Carter is Terry’s boyfriend, and also a survivor of the Flight 180 plane crash. Carter cheats death not only once but twice. The first is when he’s removed from the flight to Paris. The second time, Alex (another survivor) rescues him from his car just before an oncoming train crashes into it. After cheating death twice, Carter believes he is safe, but the third time is the charm.

Six months later, Carter and two other friends head to Paris to celebrate their survival. Suddenly, a large neon sign comes tumbling down almost hitting Alex, but Carter pushes him out the way just in time. Consequently, the sign swings back and whacks Carter on his head to his death.

This gruesome death is slim to none, but head injuries happen frequently whether it’s from an auto accident, a slip and fall, or from falling debris. The list goes on and on. Traumatic head injuries equal high hospital bills and long recovery time for your claimants. Head injuries are also one of the best cases for workers’ compensation attorneys.

Luckily, we don’t live in horror movies. However, accidents happen, and hurt claimants are happy to receive help from attorneys like you. If you are looking to increase your personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security disability caseload, contact us at 617.800.0089 to learn how!

Happy Halloween!