Parasailing woman left to float away when boat capsizes

Our Blog,personal injury | July 17, 2018

Going to the beach is one of the great benefits of living anywhere in California. At most, it’s just a few short hours to the ocean.

Keep in mind that the ocean can be an extremely dangerous place. Even if you do something as controlled as parasailing, there is a potential for injury. In this case, a woman was brought back to California for medical care after she went parasailing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and crashed.

The ocean flipped the boat pulling her, and she became detached. The people in charge of the boat to which the parasail was attached left the scene. She floated for close to an hour before she crashed and landed near an alligator. She was fortunate enough to survive, but she was left with serious injuries, including broken ribs and a collapsed lung. She’s in San Diego now, receiving care for injuries. She has undergone at least one surgery to repair damage to her jaw, face, and cheek.

This is a shocking and rare occurrence, but the reality is that anyone can get hurt while boating or participating in water activities. It’s always in your best interest to know who you’re renting equipment from and the names of anyone who comes along with you so that you have someone to hold accountable if something is wrong with your equipment or if you’re injured as a result of that person’s errors or negligence.

When others cause your injuries, you have a right to seek compensation from them so consult a knowledgeable injury lawyer in Sacramento, CA. They should be held liable if they’re negligent or cause you to suffer serious wounds.