I Did Tandem Skydiving and My Instructor Smelled like Alcohol. We Landed Really Hard and I Have Back Pain. Do I Have a Case?
It’s a sport that’s terrifying for many and exhilarating for others. Skydiving is an extreme sport in which people board a plane with the sole purpose of jumping out of the plane once it’s so many feet in the air. The jump is complete with a parachute that’s deployed when you reach a certain altitude, and the landing is meant to be easy and enjoyable. Many people would never consider jumping out of a plane for sport, but those who do it love it and can’t wait to feel the high and the rush from diving.
Tandem skydiving is when you jump out of a plane attached to an instructor. This is what people do when they’ve never jumped before and cannot do it on their own. The instructor to whom you are attached is the one who deploys the parachute, helps you land safely, and keeps you alive while you are in the air. It’s an exhilarating experience, but it’s also a deadly experience. Statistically speaking, it’s quite safe. Approximately .0075 people out of every 1,000 die or suffer injury when skydiving. However, it does happen. If you are injured when you tandem skydive, you might want to know what rights you have in terms of filling a claim. If you believe your instructor was under the influence of alcohol at the time of your jump, you should know if he or she is responsible for your back injuries following a hard landing.