A 22-year-old student went to a parachute jumping club to take lessons. When he made his first jump the main parachute (which was attached to a static line in the plane) failed to open.


The student plummeted to his death. Subsequent investigation has revealed that the metal parachute pin was defective and this was responsible for the malfunction in the main parachute.

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Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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