The Dangers of Skydiving
For many individuals, skydiving is a recreational activity, often sought by individuals seeking thrill. Most individuals trust that skydiving companies will provide safe conditions and safe instruction for their experience. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Skydiving accidents are rare, but they do occur. Usually, they occur when someone commits a negligent action, putting the skydiver in danger. Inexperienced individuals who rely on experienced instructors for a safe skydive may not have the knowledge to correct potentially fatal errors.
Skydiving errors occur in a number of ways. Some of the most common errors are:
Defective primary and secondary parachutes that fail to deploy
Mid-air collisions with other skydivers
Unsafe or crash landings
These errors are often avoidable, which may make them negligent actions in some cases. When the error is a negligent action, the person who committed the negligent action may also be liable for the injuries and deaths that resulted from that action.
With the great heights and speeds that define skydiving, injuries that result from accidents often involve falling. Since the speeds and heights are so great, these accidents often cause injuries such as broken bones, organ damage, internal bleeding, and spinal cord and head injuries.
Each of these injuries is deadly, which is why skydivers often wear helmets. Sometimes this is not enough though.
Should you pursue financial compensation for your loved one’s death, it is important to consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney, as he or she will be able to help you identify the responsible individual and the right course of action for winning your case.
Since skydiving is such a dangerous activity, it relies on the care and alertness of its instructors. When they become negligent, individuals may pass away after suffering through accidents.