Many people in the Houma area enjoy getting out in local waters. Whether they’re fishing, relaxing, or enjoying other water activities, they know that Louisiana offers many water adventures. Most of the time these are enjoyed safely by everyone, but occasionally a serious accident occurs.
A Houma man is dead following a boating accident in Terrebonne Parish. The man was operating a boat in Bayou Labout when it collided with another boat. Witnesses say that other boat ran over the victim’s boat. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating the accident.
No one expects their loved one will be killed in a boating accident or any other kind of accident. These are situations in which a family can be torn apart. The victim may be the family’s breadwinner or a beloved child, grandma, or grandpa. If the accident was caused by another person’s negligence, the family may want to speak with a legal professional who specializes in personal injury. An attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and help determine what happened to cause the accident. Families deserve answers as to what happened to their loved one. If negligence is believed to be a cause, compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
No one expects their loved one will be the victim of a serious accident. But, an accident of any kind can happen to anyone. If the accident is the result of no fault of their own, compensation may be available for the family to put their lives back together. Families have the legal right to hold negligent parties responsible for their mistakes.
Source: brproud.com, “Houma man dead after Terrebonne Parish boating accident“, Michael Scheidt, Oct. 28, 2017