Liability for Personal Injuries While Skydiving, Parachuting, or Parasailing

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Personal Injury Liability for Skydiving, Parachuting, or Parasailing

Skydiving, Parachuting, and Parasailing are highly dangerous activities that should be undertaken with extreme care and caution. However, even with proper measures these activities can result in serious bodily injury or death. This section provides some tips before engaging in the above activities and also informs you of options in the event of an injury.

How Can I Legally Protect Myself While Skydiving, Parachuting, or Parasailing?

Like trying anything for the first time, it is good to be informed. Here are some helpful hints before signing up for a skydiving, parachuting or parasailing experience:

Who Can I Sue If I Am Injured?

If you are injured while skydiving, parachuting, or parasailing, you may be able to sue any of the following: 

For each, the lawsuit will probably be based on negligence and your success will depend upon the duty of care the particular party owed to the injured party. 

Generally, Courts have found liability only against the training center or instructor. Liability against these parties, however, will often be determined by whether there was a signed release agreement

Will I Need a Lawyer?

Liability for any highly dangerous activities is complex and will vary depending on the circumstances and the state law. Seeking out a personal injury attorney will help you to determine whether or not you may be able to recover for your personal injuries.

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Last Modified: 06-11-2014 10:53 AM PDT

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