As far as the open waters go, it may seem to some that the waters are free reign, a kind of last frontier where anything goes. However, the open ocean and waters have been governed by one body of government or another for hundreds of years. With an ever-globalizing world that seems to be shrinking by the minute, it matters who has jurisdiction over a boating accident in Louisiana or off its coast.
We have previously discussed how Louisiana is a hot-spot for car accidents and therefore injuries. But what about the car accident victims who passed away from their injuries sustained in a fatal accident? These victims may have lost their life due to the negligence of another driver. Shouldn't the responsible party be held accountable after they caused the accident that led to the wrongful death of a loved one?
Lafayette was the scene of a horrific three-vehicle car collision last week, one which resulted in the fatality of a seemingly innocent driver who was declared dead at the scene. This increase in road fatalities and sheer number of car accidents has led to an inflated rate of insurance for Louisiana drivers.
Alcohol often impairs a person's judgment. Add alcohol to operating heavy machinery, like a car, and it has the potential to lead to a serious, tragic situation. Thus, Louisiana authorities have enforced very strict guidelines in order to prevent car accidents related to alcohol. Numerous public awareness campaigns have been established and initiated in order to make the public aware of various dangers and risks of getting behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated.