Ft. Lauderdale Parasailing Accident Lawyer
Examples of Parasailing Accidents
Recently, a father and his six-year-old daughter were parasailing off of the Miami coast when the sail malfunctioned and the towrope snapped. The pair hit the water several times before slamming into a sea wall and finally dropping onto land. Both were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with injuries.
In another accident that took place in 2007, two sisters were parasailing near Pompano Beach when a gust of wind sent the pair through several trees and into a rooftop, killing one young woman and seriously injuring the other. Local authorities determined that the fatal parasailing accident was caused by reckless boating, equipment failure, and poor weather conditions. The parasailing company responsible for the deadly accident ignored weather warnings in the minutes before the towline broke.
In both cases, the parasailing accident victims came to us for help and legal representation.
What Can Cause Florida Parasailing Accidents
Unfortunately, parasailing accidents are all too common—both for visitors to Ft. Lauderdale beaches and for residents. While some parasailing accidents and parasailing injuries are not directly someone's fault, others are the result of negligence, equipment failure, or even greed. Here are just a few things that can go wrong during a parasailing adventure:
- The parasailing equipment, such as the boat, the towline, harness, or the sail, malfunctions.
- The parasailing company or operator is not properly licensed.
- The parasailing company does not have a properly trained staff.
- The parasailing staff does not complete safety procedures or does not respond correctly in the case of an emergency.
- The parasail is not properly monitored.
- The parasailing staff ignores dangerous weather conditions or weather warnings.
- The parasailing company operates in dangerous proximity to other vessels, beaches, or structures.
- The parasailing company does not adequately brief passengers on the dangers of parasailing, parasailing safety, or proper parasailing technique.
Parasailing should be a fun and safe activity, but parasailing companies that cut corners or disregard the safety of their customers can make the popular beachside pastime into a dangerous and even deadly trip. Common parasailing injuries can include head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, spine injuries, back injuries, soft tissue damage, and broken bones.
We Are Available to Answer Your Questions
At Chalik & Chalik, we are familiar with the local parasailing industry and have extensive experience with parasailing personal injury cases. We understand how parasailing operations should be run to how equipment should be properly maintained. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured while parasailing, an experienced attorney at our law firm can help you better understand why the accident took place, who was responsible, and whether or not you could obtain damages and compensation for what has happened to you by filing a personal injury or
wrongful death lawsuit . To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys,
contact us today.
Chalik & Chalik interviewed by the Miami Herald about a recent Parasailing Accident.