Accidents can happen everywhere, and most of those accidents are unintended. A lot of people love trying new things and doing exciting activities. For some, skydiving is on the top of their list for the dangerous activities that they want to try. Baltimore, Maryland has been a popular spot for skydivers,especially the beautiful eastern shore views. As exciting and safe as how tourist companies promote skydiving, accidents still happen and usually there is someone who’s fatally injured in the story.

There are stories of accidents while skydiving. Some happened because of the defective equipment or some people panics while on air. One of the most notable Maryland Accident is a skydiving incident in Skydrive Baltimore, where there was a woman who got injured while skydiving one Sunday afternoon. It was an accident that sparked interest to all personal injury attorneys in Maryland.

The woman was severely injured in a skydiving accident last Aug 14, 2016, around 1:37 p.m. at Skydive Baltimore. This incident that happened three years ago completely changed the young woman’s life. The woman suffered multiple fractures on her pelvis, hips, and ribs.

Three years after, the woman already recovered from the injury, won the lawsuit and received $760,000 for physical pain, mental suffering, and future medical expenses. This is just one of the thousands of cases tallied every month globally where personal injury cases will need an utmost support from a personal injury lawyer.

To avoid skydiving related accidents, here are some safety tips before trying skydiving.

Eat before coming to the skydiving center


One of the mistakes of people about skydiving is thinking that it is going to make the stomach drop. And because of the stomach drop, people who do skydiving get nauseous or sick. It became the reason for most people who plan to skydive to skip a meal on the scheduled day of their jump. It is not a good idea to jump on an empty stomach. It also doesn't stop any motion sickness.

Get educated


Before jumping, there will be instruction. Always pay attention if the instructor or tandem is talking. Not only that it’s mandatory for everyone, but it also helps in having an eased mind while doing the jump. And besides learning the protocol is a safety precaution to avoid any injuries.

All jumpers are encouraged to ask questions or share any concerns to their tandems. Putting a lot to the tandem can help attaining a smooth landing. Some tandems and professional skydivers have the most interesting stories about their experiences.

Have a Proper Rest the Night Before

 

Skydiving is scary and nerve-wracking. To lessen any anxiety attacks during the jump, always have a good sleep the night before. Yes, alcohol may calm the nerves and just let people feel the rush, but an excessive amount of alcohol intake the night before is not advisable as well.

The instructors will appreciate a person’s full attention and attentiveness before jumping. And with proper rest, there is a higher chance of enjoying the experience without a clouded mind.

Always enjoy the feeling of jumping


Maybe looking at the top even before jumping isn’t a good idea. But, try to enjoy the feeling while falling and feel free to experience a bird’s life. Adrenaline rush will come to the veins, and there is a feeling of sensation. It will feel like floating, but the hard slaps of the wind will remind the person that they are falling.

From the top view enjoy looking at the majestic view. The tandems will deploy the parachute for people to experience a 360-degree view of the surroundings. Some instructions will even loosen the harness to give comfort, but no worries it is still safe.

Credits and Takeaway



Mr. Bruce Robinson leads the firm of Robinson and Associates, which he opened over 25 years ago. Following his years of litigation in personal injury, murder, and automobile accidents, he also focuses on serving individuals who have been charged with alcohol-related offenses such as DWI and DUI’s. His firm additionally specializes in representation for personal injury, primarily for serious motor vehicle accident cases.


Mr. Robinson has been practicing law in the state of Maryland for nearly 30 years, and received his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland. Robinson and Associates now has several locations throughout Maryland Virginia.

There are a lot of occurrences that accidents happen for no reason just like the reported Maryland Accident involving a woman skydiving in 2016. Other than being physically and emotionally prepared when engaging in extreme sports, it’s also important that you’ll have a personal injury to back you up when accidents happen. Extreme sports accidents, just like car accidents often result in injuries with lifetime effects in a victim's life. However, with enough care and preparations, a person can be ready for any unexpected scenario. Skydiving is an exciting sport and has low rates of accidents, but when things go wrong, it can injure a person.