According to recent news reports from Houston Texas 63-year-old Arthur Bill of Spring and 27-year-old Scott James of Houston died on Wednesday March 2 after a skydiving accident that happened around 11:40 a.m. It was reported that the two men crashed into each other after jumping out of an airplane from Skydive Spaceland. Officials also reported that their tangled parachutes did not inflate. James was pronounced dead at the scene. Bill was transported by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Two other deaths occurred at Skydive Spaceland in 2008. An investigation into the fatal skydiving accident is being conducted.
When a tragic accident like the one described above occurs there may be one or more liable parties responsible for the accident. The skydiving operation may bear liability if their clients safety was ever put in jeopardy. If a mechanical malfunction of some sort led to this fatal accident a product manufacturer may bear liability or the entity responsible for the proper upkeep of such equipment. Other issues may have been a contributing factor as well. If negligent behavior by any involved party is suspected of contributing to this tragic accident an independent investigation may be conducted that can look into such issues.
- Houston Wrongful Death Lawyer Michael Grossman