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Kitesurfing and Parasailing Accidents
Have you been injured in a kitesurfing or parasailing accident? Are you seeking compensation from the party liable for your injury? Maritime law is rife with complexities and it may be difficult to establish a viable claim without help from a legal professional. It is highly advised that you contact the experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorneys at Farah & Farah. Our ample knowledge garnered from years of practice can act as an invaluable asset for your case.
If you want a legal team that will make your goals their top priority, look no further. Our law firm provides personalized services to each and every client. To discuss the details of your case with one of our helpful staff in a free consultation, please call 904-263-4610. Our line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
New Parasailing and Kitesurfing Regulations in Florida
Parasailing and kitesurfing have become popular maritime activities in the coastal communities of Florida. In recognition of this trend, the State has recently enacted new regulations (Florida Statute 327.37) enforcing certain restrictions on these activities. They include the following:
- Parasailing is prohibited within 100 feet of a marked channel of the Florida Intercoastal Waterway. Additionally, kitesurfing cannot take place within two miles of the boundary of an airport and one mile of its runway.
- Owners of professional parasailing operations are required to obtain insurance with liability coverage of at least $1 million per occurrence and $2 million annual aggregate.
- Parasailing participants must receive safety briefings before engaging in the activity. Additionally, parasailing operators must monitor weather logs.
- Commercial parasailing is restricted in wind speeds greater than 20 mph and wind gusts that are 15 mph greater than the current wind speed. Additionally, the activity is prohibited in rain/fog or other conditions where visibility is reduced, or when a lightning storm is within seven miles of the parasailing area.
- The rider of the vessel must have a United States Coast Guard-approved license that is appropriate for the number of passengers.
If you have been in a parasailing or kitesurfing accident and need clarification on how the new regulations, if any, apply to your case, consult with a reliable attorney. S/he should help you determine whether you are entitled to compensation.
Why You Should Hire a Jacksonville Parasailing Injury Attorney at Farah & Farah
With the attorneys from Farah & Farah by your side, you can rest assured that you will receive guidance throughout every step of your claim case. Also, we will not charge you a dime until your case is successfully concluded. Contact our office today for more information.