Florida Mother Files Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawsuits Against Wyndham Vacation Resort and Island Waves Parasail
The mother of Amber Kraus, a 15-year-old girl who died during a parasailing accident at a resort in Pampano Beach, Florida has filed personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against Island Waves Parasail and Wyndham Vacation Resort. Amber Kraus’s sister Crystal, 17, was also injured in the parasailing accident. The Broward Sheriff’s Office says that the fatal accident took place on August 18, while a 28-foot-boat belonging to Island Waves Parasail pulled the girls on a parasail. The boat captain says that the winds suddenly accelerated from 15 mph to approximately 40mph. The wind dragged the boat to shore and the hydraulic winch was unable to lower the parachute. The two girls spend two minutes hovering over the beach until the parachute started to spin out of control. The line broke and the two teenagers flew onto the roof of the Beachcomber Hotel and Villas and through a number of trees in its courtyard where their parachute left them hanging. The plaintiff’s side says that Island Waves Parasail should not have taken the girls out in such bad weather. It also blames the Palm Beach Gardens company for not having the proper equipment and using an inexperienced driver. The girls also allegedly told the driver at one point that they wanted the operator to bring them down from the air but that the operator refused to do so. The Leighton family is from Ocala, Florida. They are suing Wyndham Vacation Resort because the resort arranged the parasailing trip for the girls. The lawsuits were filed in Miami. Personal Injury Cases When a person is seriously injured in an accident because another party acted negligently, carelessly, or recklessly, a personal injury claim or lawsuit can be brought against the responsible party. The claim or lawsuit allows the injured person to claim damages, such as compensation for pain and suffering, medical costs, and lost wages. If you are seriously injured in any kind of accident that was someone else’s fault, you should speak with a personal injury lawyer immediately. Your attorney can deal directly with any other parties so that you are not persuaded to reach a settlement that will not cover all your costs and give you the compensation that you deserve. Wrongful Death Cases A wrongful death claim or lawsuit can be brought by mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, husbands, and wives that have lost loved ones in personal injury accidents caused by the negligence of others. While obtaining compensation in a wrongful death case cannot bring your loved one back, it is an acknowledgment of your loss and a way to hold the responsible party liable. It also provides the surviving loved ones a means of financial recovery for medical costs related to their loved ones’ death, funeral costs, burial or cremation expenses, and compensation for lost income and benefits brought about by the death. Related Web Resources: Personal Injury, Nolo If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt in a parasailing accident, car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or any other accident that might have been someone else’s fault in Southern Florida, The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A. can help you. Our personal injury attorneys have handled every kind of personal injury case, and we offer all prospective clients a FREE consultation. Our personal injury law firm has offices that are conveniently located in Miami Beach, Hollywood, and Naples, Florida. Contact The Law Office of John D. Ameen, P.A.n today to schedule your free consultation.