Waterways are all around the state of Louisiana. Usually they are the focus of recreation and fun for friends and family alike. Sometimes they are the location of a workplace, especially for blue-collar workers who work on barges, import docks and the like. Whatever the purpose, waterways are meant to be safe and useable for all residents; however, when an individual is injured, this situation is subject to admiralty law.
If you or a loved one were injured in a boating accident or the like in Louisiana waters, it is likely in your best interest to seek compensation if negligence is suspected. Negligent behavior, which is just about anything that is seen as careless, often includes actions such as intoxicated boating, dangerous speed or failure to heed warning signs out on the water. Injuries from a boating accident can be just as harmful and devastating as those involved in a motor vehicle accident, so it is important to take any injury seriously.
The difference between car accidents and boating accident is that admiralty law, instead of state law, governs them. Admiralty law is a law based on international principles of the water since any body of water is considered ‘international waters’. It is important to have a representative that understands this when approaching personal injury claims, and our law firm has the expertise and skills to handle these cases.
Our attorneys understand that medical expenses, lost wages and emotional stress can really take a toll in these situations. Because of that, we take the time to ensure our clients are aware of their options and rights. We have helped past clients successfully navigate their actions, helping them secure the compensation that is owed to them.
If another party is responsible for the injuries suffered in a boating incident, they should be held accountable. To learn more, check out our law firm’s boating accident website. Each boating accident situation is different and will require strategic and knowledgeable know-how. Louisiana accident victims should not suffer alone and should be entitled to certain injury and property damage reparations.