Miami Parasailing Accident Attorney
Victims of water-sports injuries turn to this Miami Parasailing Accident Lawyer for representation. Although parasailing is fun, it can also be highly dangerous. Many people are catastrophically injured or killed in parasailing accidents every year.
Parasailing is an activity in which participants are pulled behind a boat while hanging in the air from a parachute. A line or rope goes from the boat to the parachute, which allows the participants to be towed.
Parasailing can be done at the beach or in a lake. Either one person at a time may parasail, or multiple people together.
The parasailing industry has historically been largely unregulated. Many parasail-operators, for example, didn’t carry insurance. That made it difficult for people injured while parasailing to obtain compensation for their injuries.
However, legislation has now been passed in Tallahassee to ensure that all parasail-operators carry insurance. This protects the victims of parasailing accidents when they ae injured.
If you’ve been hurt while parasailing anyplace in Florida (including Miami-Dade County, Miami, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County), call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288. This Florida Parasailing Accident Law Firm will fight hard for you. To begin with, Mr. Quackenbush will discuss your case for free if you call.Fight for Compensation with this Miami Parasailing Accident Lawyer
Parasailing accidents can be caused by many things. These include poor weather. Parasail-operators are supposed to stop operation if a storm rolls in. However, many do not due to their desire to charge more clients and make more money.
Parasailing in high winds can be extremely dangerous as parachutes can be blown down. A person who falls from a parachute to the water can sustain catastrophic injuries (including broken bones, brain/head injuries, and even death). This is due to the fact that a fall from a great height can make water feel as hard as concrete.
Use of unsafe equipment also frequently leads to parasailing accidents. If improper equipment is used, then participants may fall out of parachutes and to the water.
Defective rope can also cause parasailing accidents. Rope that isn’t strong enough may break and cause parachutes (and participants) to become disconnected from the boat.
A defective parachute may also cause a parasailing accident. A defective parachute may fail to hold parasailing participants up in the air.
A defective harness may likewise fail to hold a participant in place and allow them to be dropped to the water, thus sustaining catastrophic injuries.
If it was defective equipment that caused your parasailing accident, then you may be able to pursue a personal injury case against the parasail-operator as well as the manufacturer of the defective equipment. This second case would be referred to as a products liability case against the manufacturer of the defective equipment. You would likewise be able to pursue a case against the parasail-operator because he or she used defective equipment.
In a products liability case, you would need to show that the defective equipment was unchanged from the time the manufacturer sold it or put it into the “stream of commerce.” After all, if the equipment was changed after the manufacturer sold it and it was this change that allowed the accident to happen, then the manufacturer wouldn’t be responsible. Rather, it would be whatever entity that made the change that would be liable to you.
Drowning may occur when parasail-riders aren’t able to disentangle themselves from their harnesses after falling to the water. It should be easy for participants to get out of their harnesses and swim to safety – however, this isn’t always the case.This Miami-Dade County Parasailing Accident Attorney/Lawyer Gives Legal Advice to Injured Victims of Water-Sports
If your loved one has passed away as a result of a parasailing accident, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death case on your loved one’s behalf. In that case, an estate will be created for your loved one, a relative or family member will usually be appointed as the “PR” (“personal representative of the estate”) to pursue the case on your loved one’s behalf, and your loved one’s survivors/beneficiaries of the estate will receive the proceeds from the case.
The statute of limitations for a wrongful death case is two-years in the State of Florida. This means that, if your loved one has passed away as a result of a parasailing accident anywhere in the State of Florida, you will have two-years from the death to file a lawsuit. If you don’t, your case will be forever barred – so act quickly and call Mr. Quackenbush today.
The statute of limitations for a typically parasailing accident is four-years.Turn to this South Florida Parasailing Accident Law Firm Today
Should you be hurt in a parasailing accident in Miami-Dade County (including in Aventura, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Doral, Florida City, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, and Sunny Isles Beach), call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288. He won’t charge you to discuss your case.