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Parasailing Accidents and Florida Personal Injury Law

Florida has some of the best parasailing in the world. Gorgeous beaches and fantastic weather mean parasail companies can take visitors and locals out for parasailing trips year-round. Parasailing is a beautiful way to take in Florida’s one-of-a-kind waters, but it’s not without risks. Accident rates are high for parasailing. There have been more than 1,200 in Florida over the past 30 years, yet there were no official regulations for tour operators promoting the sport until late last year.

As of October 14th, revised maritime safety laws include the parasailing business. Under Florida Statute 327, all parasailing operators are required to follow new safety standards. The statute requires operators to document weather conditions before commencing a trip; limits the time and location where parasailing tours can be held; requires operators to bring observers on parasailing trips to monitor conditions; mandates liability insurance; and requires operators to obtain a license from the U.S. Coast Guard.

While overall parasailing is a fun and safe activity, there have been some horrific accidents in recent years. In a high-profile case in 2014, two teens suffered serious injuries that will affect them for life, and received a sizeable settlement.

If you have been injured in a parasailing accident, Statute 327 entitles you to benefits. Contact attorney James O. Cunningham for a consultation on how you can proceed if you have been injured. With more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law, the Offices of James O. Cunningham are well versed in helping those injured in personal accidents of all kinds, and are ready to help you understand the new statute for parasailing. Call 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) today to schedule your free initial consultation.

James O. Cunningham

Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.

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Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
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Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373