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The Catastrophic Injuries Associated with Skydiving Accidents

November 21, 2017

Gwinnett County Skydiving Instructor Suffers Fatal Injuries Following Freak Accident

A 49-year-old Gwinnett County Skydiving instructor tragically lost his life in a freak accident that nobody expected.  The accident took place at Monroe-Walton County Airport when the skydiving instructor misjudged his landing after taking a dive.  He slammed to the ground and sustained catastrophic injuries.  One witness said that the man was aware, conscious, and breathing after the accident, but he later sadly died at the hospital from his injuries.  This 49-year-old skydiving instructor was considered an expert in his field.  He had taken more than 6,000 skydiving jumps throughout his career and was remembered as somebody who appreciated the fact that he could earn a living for doing what he loved most – skydiving.

The Catastrophic Injuries Associated with Skydiving Accidents

This tragic story involving a Gwinnett County professional skydiving instructor demonstrates that even the most experienced of skydivers can still be injured or killed while skydiving.  If an expert can misjudge a landing, so too can someone else with less experience than the 49-year-old Gwinnett County man.  Regardless of experience level, there is a potential to suffer injuries or death while skydiving.  Such injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Partial or complete paralysis;
  • Broken, fractured, or shattered bones;
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), such as concussions and brain damage;
  • Damage to internal organs, such as a punctured lung, for example;
  • Internal bleeding;
  • Torn muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues;
  • Amputation; and
  • Death.

Given the sheer impact of falling from the sky, the above-listed injuries are certainly not a complete list of what can happen to somebody who falls to the ground at the speed of gravity while skydiving.  Anyone in the same situation as a 49-year-old skydiving instructor who survived such an accident would be considered lucky to be alive.  However, even those who survive can suffer injuries that are permanent in nature, such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and paralysis.  There are cases where a person or company can be held responsible for such accidents, if it can be shown that negligence was involved.

Additionally, family members of injured or deceased victims must also deal with the aftermath of a tragic accident.  When a loved one passes away or becomes incapacitated in any way because of injuries suffered in a skydiving accident, there may not be a source of income for the family.  There may be mounting medical bills that do not get paid, not to mention the emotional trauma associated with such an accident.

As such, regardless of who may be considered at fault for a skydiving accident, many injured victims and loved ones of deceased individuals often turn to legal professionals to have a variety of questions answered and discuss their rights under Georgia Personal Injury Law.  If you or a family member have been injured because of someone else's negligence, Georgia personal injury attorney at Montlick & Associates may be able to provide with an examination of your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights.

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