Rochester, New York, Parachute Failure Accident Injury Lawyers

Excellent Rochester, New York Parachute Failure Accident Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Reputable Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and His Exceptionally Talented Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Highly Recommended with a 5-Star Google Rating, are Passionately Devoted to Securing the Highest Compensation for Victims Wounded in Parachute Failure Accidents in Rochester, New York, Throughout New York State, and Beyond.

Parachute Failure Accident AttorneysSkydiving is one of the most exhilarating experiences for adrenaline junkies and sports enthusiasts alike. Many people choose to celebrate special occasions, such as bachelor parties, birthdays, and anniversaries by jumping out of planes. It is difficult to imagine a bigger thrill than soaring through the air thousands of feet above the earth. However, far too many preventable skydiving accidents occur. When skydivers are inadequately trained or defective equipment is utilized, tragic parachute accidents can take place. Parachute failures are commonly caused by improperly packed parachutes, oversights during pre-jump inspections, mistakes while trying to deploy the parachute, or equipment failures. Additionally, parachutes and other critical gear rented from skydiving schools are often used repeatedly and get worn out.

One simple mistake, such as failing to implement proper safety checks, could mean the difference between life and death. According to the latest data from the United States Parachute Association (USPA), in a recent year alone, there were more than 2,500 skydiving injuries that required medical treatment. In cases where skydivers are fortunate enough to survive parachute failures, they are likely to suffer badly broken legs, ankles, hips, or feet, spinal cord injuries, quadriplegia, internal injuries, or traumatic brain injuries. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, the skydiving company, plane pilots, jump instructors, or equipment manufacturers could all be held liable. Due to the inherent risks involved with parachuting, proving liability can be extremely complicated. However, do not worry if you signed a release form before skydiving. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned litigators may be able to show gross negligence and invalidate the liability waiver.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his leading team would be honored to fight for you. Our battle-tested lawyers have decades of experience helping victims whose lives have been turned upside down. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team will take care of all of the aspects surrounding your case so that you can focus on recovering. We are experts at devising very successful personal injury claims and ensuring our clients get paid. Jed Dietrich, Esq., has obtained more than $175 million in judgments and settlements for injured clients throughout Rochester, New York, Monroe County, and New York State. Our top rated attorneys can avoid a costly and time-consuming trial by aggressively negotiating a reasonable settlement for you. Nevertheless, if we do not receive a fair offer, our veteran litigators are always happy to proceed to trial. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly-qualified team is available 24/7 at (585) 939-3939 or by completing the online consultation form. We would be honored to review your parachute failure accident in further detail. Please contact us at your earliest possible convenience to arrange a complimentary and confidential consultation.

The Most Common Causes of Skydiving Fatalities

Parachute Failure Accident AttorneysThe majority of skydiving accidents are caused by judgment errors. According to the United States Parachute Association (USPA), in the past 20 years, the following have caused skydiving deaths:

  1. No pull;
  2. Low deployment;
  3. Cutaway-low reserve deployment;
  4. Intentional and unintentional low turns;
  5. Entanglements;
  6. Physical or mental health problems;
  7. Main-reserve entanglements;
  8. Late reserve deployment;
  9. Collisions with aircraft or canopies;
  10. Employing improper emergency procedures;
  11. Collisions while free falling; and
  12. Equipment failures.

Undoubtedly, the most crucial aspect of skydiving is having a properly functioning parachute. If your parachute fails to open mid-air, the results can be devastating. Parachute malfunctions or failures to deploy from the packs are two widespread causes of failures. When parachute or equipment failures cause skydivers to suffer injury, they may be able to pursue product liability claims against the liable manufacturer and retailer. For example, a skydiver could file a lawsuit against the parachute manufacturer if she suffered injuries in a hard landing because a flaw caused the main parachute not to deploy.



Parachute Failure Wrongful Death Compensation

Losing someone close to you because of a parachute failure can place loved ones under extremely difficult circumstances, both emotionally and financially. Although nothing can take away your family member’s pain or the misery caused by their skydiving death, you may be eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible skydiving company, parachute manufacturer, or any other parties thought to be liable. The untimely demise of a loved one can cause relatives to endure substantial financial instability and other burdens. Although no amount of money can ever replace your loved one, wrongful death claims can give family members compensation to help them move on and relieve financial hardships. Determining damages in a wrongful death lawsuit can be daunting and require the support of a forensic economist. The decedent’s entitled beneficiaries may be able to recover compensation for the following losses:

  1. Lost wages and supplementary work-related benefits, such as future wages or benefits if the victim had lived;
  2. Interest payments on the jury award, which are assessed from the time of the death;
  3. Hospital bills and other medical expenses incurred because of the decedent’s parachute failure;
  4. The deceased’s conscious pain and suffering caused by crashing onto the ground and his or her injuries;
  5. All burial and other associated funeral costs;
  6. Survivors’ loss of inheritance;
  7. The value of all of the services, consortium, companionship, and protection care that the victim would have provided to the family; and
  8. The value of parental guidance, encouragement, and love to surviving offspring.

Furthermore, if it can be proven that the skydiving center, pilot, or instructor acted with gross negligence or recklessness, punitive damages may also be awarded.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. prides himself on helping victims and their families seek the justice that they rightfully deserve. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s skydiving accident attorneys will systematically investigate the causes of your parachute failure to determine who should be held liable. Our highly experienced Rochester, New York litigators know the best tactics to get you the maximum compensation permitted. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. values the importance of being there for our clients every step of the way. Our battle-tested attorneys are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by phoning (585) 939-3939 or by completing our online consultation form. You owe it to yourself to schedule your free case evaluation today.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (585) 939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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