Numerous parasailing injuries have lead to new safety recommendations for the industry

By: Darrell Castle

Through an investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board cited eight serious accidents in just four years from parasailing that left eight people killed and three seriously injured. In all but one of these accidents, equipment failure was a contributing factor.


Parasailing is a VERY popular beach activity, however it remains mostly unregulated. Because of this, and as a result of the NTSB investigation, new safety recommendations are being made to the US Coast Guard, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

Many Memphis natives choose various beaches around the Southeast to vacation at and there are also many lakes and the big Mississippi River in the area. There are many ways to have fun out on the water, but it’s important to make sure all safety measures are met. If they aren’t, the ramifications can be disastrous.

If you’ve been hurt in an accident, seek medical attention first and foremost. After that, if the accident wasn’t your fault or if you think there’s a chance it wasn’t, you should speak to an attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney can help determine who was liable for the accident and can help get you the compensation you deserve if you weren’t at fault. 

Call Darrell Castle & Associates at (901) 327-1212 or fill out one of the contact forms on this page to speak to an attorney, free of charge.