In Florida, you will see many people participating in parasailing when you look out into the waters surrounding our state. From local parasailing companies that offer this exhilarating sport for tourists and Floridians to the many cruise ships that provide this activity for their passengers, parasailing is very popular. Unfortunately, not everyone who offers this activity provides the safety required to prevent injury accidents. Ligori & Ligori is where you can turn when you need an experienced parasailing injuries lawyer in Florida.
Parasailing involves flying up into the air attached to a parachute while being pulled behind a watercraft. It can be an amazing experience when you are in the hands of an experienced parasailing expert that adheres to strict safety standards, but deadly if you are not. Parasailers are relying on the people who are controlling the parachute and watercraft for their safety, as well as those who provide the training and equipment for your ride. If anything is not working correctly or the operators make mistakes, the person in the air can be at risk of severe injuries or death. Parasailing companies and cruise ships can be liable for injuries that occur during this activity if they did not provide a safe experience.
Types of Parasailing Injuries
Parasailers can fly up to 500 feet in the air, which can be a long way to drop if anything goes wrong. If the rope breaks or the harness is not secure, parasailers can be whipped loose and hit the water or other objects at incredible speeds. Winds, water conditions, equipment failure and operator errors can all contribute to parasailing crashes that can result in the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crushing or internal injuries
- Drowning or death
If the resort, cruise ship or parasailing company is found to be negligent in a parasailing accident, the victim or their family may be eligible to seek compensation for injuries or death. This can include monetary awards for medical costs, future treatments/therapy, lost wages and pain or suffering.
To speak to an experienced parasailing injuries lawyer about your claim, contact our team at Ligori & Ligori. We have offices throughout Florida including in the greater Orlando, Tampa and Miami areas. Call us today for a free legal consultation to discuss your parasailing injury claim.