What Happens After a Parasailing Accident?
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Defective Products and Negligent Employees Can Lead to Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Vacationers and tourists to Florida injured or killed in parasailing accidents face complex questions about jurisdiction when seeking recoveries for their losses. In this video, Miami wrongful death attorney Patrick Montoya explains how lack of equipment maintenance can lead to tragedy in parasailing and the process our firm takes to ensure victims of negligent theme parks and resorts recover fair damages for serious or fatal injuries due to the negligence of a third party.
We recently represented a family that was on a vacation in the Bahamas, in fact, they were on their honeymoon. The fourth day of their honeymoon, they decided to take a parasailing excursion. Either through a faulty product or through faulty maintenance of the parasailing equipment, the wife fell from a height of about 70 to 80 feet, smashed into the water and was tragically killed on the fourth day of her honeymoon. The case presented very complex issues of international jurisdiction, maritime law and personal injury law. We took the case obviously very seriously, but the most important thing for us was to make sure the investigation was done correctly. Many times, people rush to judgment in investigating cases and they automatically think that the operator of the watercraft did something wrong. Or they automatically think that the victim may have done something wrong. In this case, the equipment was maintained improperly. The equipment failed. We also looked at the product manufacturer. Many times, product manufacturers are either negligent in the design of the product and the parasailing equipment, or the manufacturing of it and there’s a defect in it. Those defects can cause death. Those defects can cause serious injuries. At Colson Hicks Eidson, we work with the right experts to determine what was the cause of your accident in order to make sure that we get full compensation for your injuries.