Boating Accident Attorneys
Louisiana Jet Ski and Boating Accident Lawyers
With miles of rivers and lakes, recreational boating is a way of life in Louisiana, the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” This does not come without risks. In 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard announced more Americans died in boating accidents than in the previous 5 years: of the 4,291 accidents, there were 658 deaths. According to Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, in 2017, there were 53 boating accidents resulting in 10 deaths in Louisiana alone.
Boating accidents can be just as serious, if not more, than regular car accidents, as boats have fewer safety devices than cars. Injuries from boating accidents include fractured bones, spinal injuries, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), among others. The recovery period can be costly and lengthy and the injuries may cause permanent or long-lasting pain and suffering which can keep the injured person from working or enjoying life.
The Rules for Boating are set forth by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and any violation of such rules can be deemed proof of careless or reckless operation. Additionally, information for the National Safe Boating Counsel’s campaign for Safe Boating can be found here:
If another boater acted negligently and caused injury to you or a loved one, you may be entitled to damages, including pain and suffering, lost earnings, and medical expenses. Passengers and guests who are injured on a boat, jet-ski, or cruise ship may file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner or operator of the boat or other people responsible for the accident. If you or a loved one have been injured while boating, turn to an attorney experienced in personal injury law, as selecting the right attorney is one of the most important decisions you will make. Call 337-237-5051 and schedule your free confidential consultation today.