A parachutes expert witness knows that a parachute acts both as a safety mechanism and subject of recreational activity, but an accident can result in injury or death, which can in turn lead to a potential court case. As with any type of equipment involved with sports and recreation, parachute expert witnesses must often be familiar with the required procedures involved with parachute training, as the improper use of parachutes, whether as part of one’s job or part of a recreational activity, may result in problems with parachute deployment and result in injuries. Inefficient training would therefore be a major factor in such parachute-related cases.
As parachutists themselves, parachute expert witnesses must be familiar with proper protocol involved with parachute rigging, which should be properly explained during parachute training for individuals new to the activity. Like any other type of equipment, parachutes may fail to function properly due to a manufacturing error, or an issue with human factors. Parachute expert witnesses may be called upon for a court case involving parachutes to provide an expert opinion based on an accident investigation and reconstruction, which can be very beneficial in reaching a successful and accurate evaluation of the incident in question.
Skydiving operations may also be the subject of litigation for parachute expert witnesses, as parachutes are major a part of the activity, as well as accelerated free-fall and flying jump aircraft.
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