Making safety a priority is essential when enjoying Florida’s warm weather. Otherwise, a fun summer activity could quickly turn into an accident that can cause serious injuries ranging from broken bones to paralysis. Summer marks the onset of the state’s rainy season. The risk of car crashes increases with frequent and heavy downpours. Sudden showers… Read More
Parasailing is one of the few activities that really make you feel like you’re flying with as little as possible between you and the air. Parasailers sit in a special harness lofted by a parachute. When dragged by a high-speed boat, the parachute lifts off and carries the riders.
It gives you an excellent view of the water. But if any part of the safety features or the tow line breaks, it puts the riders in a life-threatening situation. There is not enough distance for the parachute to slow down the fall to a safe speed before the riders hit the water.
On this page, we’ve collected stories about parasailing and parasailing accidents. Chalik Law has been fighting for the rights of parasailing riders, pushing for legislation to add better regulation to parasailing operators. You can find all the details in the links below. All sources are cited in the linked articles.
If you want to parasail safely, you need to ask the operator questions. Ask them if they are insured and when the last inspection was done on the equipment. Find out how many parasailing trips they’ve done. If you treat it with the same care as you’d ask a skydiving company before trusting them to take you on a skydive, you’re on the right track.
Don’t ever feel pressured to take a ride if you believe there is something unsafe about the operation. You risk serious injury or death if something goes wrong? The view and the feeling may be great but the tradeoffs aren’t worth it if they don’t do their due diligence.
If you’ve been injured in a parasailing accident, Chalik Law is ready to help you. Contact us immediately for a free consultation.
It has been nearly seven years since Amber May White was killed in a tragic parasailing accident. Amber’s death began a call for better regulation of the parasailing industry, and after several House and Senate hearings, bill revisions, and petition signatures, the parasailing law known as the White-Miskell Act – which Chalik & Chalik adamantly… Read More
On May 1, 2014 the Florida legislature voted in favor of SB 320: Commercial and Recreational Water Activities, commonly known as the White-Miskell Act. After years of legislative review and supportive action, the work of Florida Senator Maria Sachs and thousands of Floridians has paid off in bringing this bill to the Governor’s desk. Now,… Read More