Parasailing Activities

Parasailing is a common recreational activity found at local beaches and on cruise liners. Parasailing involves attaching a parachute specially designed for parasailing to a person who is then towed behind a vehicle, often a boat. When the vehicle takes off, the parasailer is carried off into the air. The activity of parasailing is meant to be a fun ride, but sometimes results in serious injuries as it can be a dangerous recreational activity. 

Injuries from Parasailing

With millions of people taking part in parasailing activities each year, accidents are inevitable. While in the air the parasailer has very little control over the parachute, and no control over the motor vehicle launching the parasailer into the air. Many tourists who parasail do not verify whether the operator of the vehicle has experience in this activity and whether proper safety precautions are followed. Additionally, parasailing activities are often not regulated by laws, rules, or regulations that establish clear safety rules and standards for parasailing companies and participants to comply with.

Accordingly, injuries are sustained each year from parasailing accidents. Some examples of situations that can go wrong during a parasailing adventure which can cause a parasailing accident may include, but is not limited to: failure of the harness, parachute, or winch to work properly during parasailing, negligent operation of the vehicle towing the parasailer, or collision with another vessel in the waters. These accidents can cause serious injuries to a parasailer such as broken bones, paralysis, brain injuries, or even death.

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Why Consult a Parasailing Accident Attorney

An experienced parasailing accident attorney can advise you on the specific laws that apply to your case as well as help you obtain the compensation you may be entitled to for the injuries you sustained while parasailing. If you are injured while parasailing, you may have a claim against the owner of the parasailing company you used for your parasailing adventure or even the hotel or cruise liner that endorsed a particular parasailing company for its passengers’ adventures. Because cruise liners travel around the world, your case could be especially complicated if it involves multiple state laws or even the laws of other countries. An experienced Florida parasailing accident attorney can help you navigate through the litigation process involving your claim and help you and your family get the compensation you deserve.

Common Injuries from Parasailing 

Falling from heights is a leading cause of many injuries, including: 

  • Traumatic brain injury, or TBI – A TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or penetrating wound to your head and can lead to permanent changes to your brain chemistry that can, in turn, impact your ability to work and enjoy your life as you had prior to the accident 
  • Spinal cord injury – Falls also lead to a great many spinal cord injuries, which is the information highway through which your brain communicates with your body, with any damage potentially leading to paralysis 
  • Broken bones – Broken and fractured bones can lead to extensive medical costs due to related surgeries, rehabilitation, and medication, and lasting disability can impact your ability to work

The extent of your injuries from your parasailing accident and the cause of the accident will determine what damages you might be able to collect, as we’ll discuss in the FAQs below. 

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How Much is my Parasailing Accident Injury Worth?

Can I Accept a Settlement Without the Help of an Attorney?

How Much is a Parasailing Accident Lawyer from Brais Law?

How Much is my Parasailing Accident Injury Worth?

The amount that your injury is worth depends on a variety of factors. In terms of your medical bills, you are able to collect what the evidence can prove. If the only proof of your medical expenses and related damages are emergency room bills after the parasailing accident, that is all you’ll be able to collect. Your parasailing accident lawyer will help you schedule appointments with medical experts to measure the long-term medical costs linked to your injuries. A traumatic brain injury could lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost earnings, and you can only collect this if you prove it with evidence and then effectively recover your damages through an insurance claim or lawsuit.

Can I Accept a Settlement Without the Help of an Attorney?

While it is possible to settle your parasailing injury claim without the assistance of an attorney, it is unlikely that you will be able to recover the full amount you are entitled to without the help of one. Learning how to gather evidence that is admissible in court and then drafting it into an insurance claim or lawsuit is difficult when you are trying to recover from your injuries. It is also important to know that the insurance company will generally offer less than you deserve in an attempt to avoid liability, or they may even wrongfully deny your claim to delay or avoid liability altogether.

How Much is a Parasailing Accident Lawyer from Brais Law?

The parasailing accident lawyers at Brais Law provide risk-free and cost-free initial case assessments. It is helpful to have as much information as you can about the accident and your injuries available for your initial consultation so that we can provide an accurate assessment of your case. If we are able to take your case, we only get paid if we win out of a portion of the amount that we generate on your behalf.

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Who Will be Handling my Case?

Your case will be handled by an experienced Florida parasailing injury lawyer who knows what it takes to get the results you deserve. The practitioners at our firm have over 70 years of collective trial experience. Our credentials and qualifications are extensive, including an “AV” Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell and membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. More importantly, we have a first-hand understanding of how insurance carriers operate because we represented clients insured with major insurance companies for nearly 20 years before we made a choice to change sides so that we could help the people who need us most – individuals just like you. Learn more.

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