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A skydiver Sean Carey (35) from San Diego was killed during a skydiving competition at Perris Valley Skydiving Center. Mr. Carey hit the ground around 9am and was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:52am.
Although it is little known as to what exactly happened, one could reasonably guess that Mr. Carey may not have prepared the parachute at the right time and the impact of landing was too great. As far as whether this accident was due to his own negligence or from any defects in his parachute, it is to be investigated.
Skydiving is a very dangerous activity. You would sign a waiver with any companies that provide skydiving services such as providing equipment rentals and flying divers in the sky. Those companies could also be negligent and their own negligence with such dangerous activity could not be waived even through a proper waiver. A valid liability waiver can only waive inherent risks in the activities involved. If they rented out defective parachutes to divers or they did not otherwise provide a safe environment for skydiving, those companies could be responsible for any personal injury or wrongful death cases.
If your loved one has been involved in a skydiving accident, talk to our accident attorney in Los Angeles. You may be entitled to compensation.