Skydiving is a popular sport, especially now with the warmer weather. It is considered an extreme sport due to the risks of serious injury or fatality involved with it.
Skydiving involves free-falling from the sky for a brief period of time, before a parachute is deployed.
Due to the hazardous nature of the sport, first-time skydivers are provided training for their safety which involves training for using parachutes, equipment, maneuvers, and training for avoiding injuries and safe landing.
While most skydivers are required to wear two parachutes, incidents involving faulty parachutes or equipment failure still occur causing serious injury or fatality.
Common non-fatal injuries as a result of skydiving are fractures of the ankle, wrist, hand, arm, back, foot knees, pelvis, and thighs.
Even if a waiver is signed and you have sustained an injury or if a loved one has died as a result of a skydiving accident, there still may be a claim to be made. It depends on the wording of the waiver and the circumstances under which it was signed.If you or someone you know has suffered a skydiving accident, contact JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE LLP For a free consultation.