An Indiana family is suing a parasailing company that provided equipment to their daughter in Panama City Beach last summer. The daughter, seventeen-year-old Alexis Fairchild, suffered serious injuries on July 1, 2013, when the rope that was tethering her and her friend, Sidney Good, to a boat snapped. After the rope snapped, strong winds grabbed hold of the teenage girls and slammed them into a condominium building, a power line, and a parked car.
According to the Coast Guard, the major factors in the incident were the boat’s closeness to shore and severe weather conditions. Court records reveal that an attorney for Fairchild’s parents, of Huntington, Indiana, filed the negligence lawsuit last week against Aquatic Adventures Management Group in Bay County circuit court. Fairchild’s family is seeking more than $15,000 in the lawsuit. Aquatic Adventures has not released a statement concerning the suit at this time.
Indiana girl’s family sues parasailing company www.miamiherald.com January 22, 2013
Alexis Fairchild and Sidney Good suffered devastating injuries that should have never occurred. Defective harnesses, choppy ocean waters, and bad weather conditions can all lead to parasailing accidents. If proper equipment free of defects had been used in this incident, the teenage girls may have avoided suffering any injuries at all. Often, it takes a tragic accident for design and manufacturing defects to materialize. Contact the Miami Beach product liability lawyers if you or someone you love has sustained serious injuries while using a defective product. The North Miami parasailing incident attorneys have spent over two decades assisting accident victims and their families recover compensation for their losses. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call the Friedland | Carmona at (305) 661-2008 today for your free consultation. Don’t hesitate! Call today!
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