Fort Myers is a tourist destination, and those engaging in an array of outdoor activities – kayaking, parasailing, waterskiing, skydiving, boating, hiking, bicycling and more – are taking on some level of inherent risk.
When these trips are part of organized events, participants assume a degree of risk by choosing to be involved. Legally, this is called “assumption of risk.” However, this does not absolve companies from taking reasonable measures to keep customers safe. That involves abiding industry standards as well as local laws and regulations.
When a person is injured in these type of activities, it’s important for tourists to consult with a local personal injury attorney, familiar with Florida civil law. Continue reading →