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.
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 Parasailing accident attorney at Brais Law Firm can help you navigate through the litigation process involving your claim and help you and your family get the compensation you deserve.
Contact the Parasailing Accident Attorneys at Brais Law Firm
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