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Sky Diving Parachute Failure Accidents Are Not Usually Caused By Jumper Error But Rather A Defective Or Poorly Maintained Chute.

by The Beasley Firm  |  June 19, 2012  |  

Here at the nationally known Beasley Law Firm, our experienced parachute accident lawyers are all too familiar with the product defects or malfunctions that can occur with parachutes at no fault of the skydiver. Our Firm represented the Estate of Jim O’Brien, the channel 6 newscaster, after he fell to his death when his parachute failed to protect him due to a product defect.

Over the weekend, David Winoker, a prominent New York Real Estate Executive, fell to his death after his parachute malfunctioned while he was jumping. The skydiving accident also claimed the life of an experienced flight instructor. Winoker and Chulsky jumped in Plattekill NY, about 70 miles north of New York City, in a dive organized by Skydive. The outing was organized to celebrate a friend’s 50th birthday.

According to news sources, the overly cautious 49 year-old David Winoker decided to sky dive to celebrate his friend’s 50th birthday. His wife even encouraged David to sky dive. Sadly, the parachute did not function the way it was supposed to and caused his untimely death.

It is extremely sad that a young man fell to his death due to a parachute malfunction, but to me, what is even sadder is that his wife is placing the blame on herself because she encouraged David to skydive. At David’s funeral on Sunday, his wife Jill told mourners, “He never said no to me. Maybe this time, he should have said no.” No person should carry any guilt if they supported or encouraged a person to sky dive. The only person or persons that should feel guilty are the parachute manufacturer or the company that maintained the chute that caused someone’s death. Here at the Beasley Law Firm, we are experienced parachute failure attorneys that successfully hold the correct person or company accountable for any parachute malfunction.

Jim Beasley, Jr. is not only an experienced physician and attorney, but also a nationally known licensed flight pilot who has been flying planes solo since he was 16 years old. One of the first things he learned before flying was the importance of a properly maintained and functional parachute. Jim’s passion and experience with airplanes and parachutes made him a leader in the field of aviation and parachute failure negligence. Jim has the real working knowledge of how a parachute should be packed, functions and maintained. His unique aviation expertise also played a major role in obtaining the ONLY successful lawsuit for victims of the 9/11 attacks.

Here at The Beasley Firm, we stand proud as being a nationally known law firm where many prestigious community leaders have turned to when faced with injuries or death due to product defects or malfunctioning products. Since 1958, the top rated attorneys at The Beasley Law Firm have been leaders in the areas of aviation law, personal injuries, premises liability, and wrongful death. The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers here at The Beasley Firm have over $2 billion awarded on behalf of injured victims just like you or a family member. If you or a loved one has been involved in parachute accident please feel free to contact or speak with a member of our experienced parachute accident team.

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