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June 4, 2023

Grand Isle, LA – UPDATE- Ernes Williams & Captain David Ledet Fatally Injured in Boat Crash near Port Fourchon

June 4, 2023

Grand Isle, LA (April 17, 2021) – A second victim was fatally injured in a maritime accident on Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico. Both victims have now been identified.

On April 13, at approximately 4:30 p.m., the US Coast Guards received a distress call following a boat accident near Port Fourchon. Reports show that a 126-foot vessel, the Seacor Power, capsized due to rough water surfaces. A total of twelve victims went missing. One person, identified as Captain David Ledet, was located deceased at the scene. Six others were rushed to a local hospital for treatment.

On Thursday, April 15, at around 7:10 p.m., crews recovered the body of 69-year-old Ernest Williams. Eleven victims remain missing at this time. The incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Maritime Accidents in Louisiana

Grand Isle, LA – UPDATE- Ernes Williams & Captain David Ledet Fatally Injured in Boat Crash near Port FourchonBeing involved in a motor vehicle accident or any type is not something that we can prepare for. Although not as common, boat accidents take place regularly across our state’s waters that leave victims with life-altering injuries. In many cases, victims sustain broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and even traumatic brain injuries that require both immediate medical treatment and long-term care. The pain and suffering from these accidents often add to the financial burdens that both victims and their families are forced to endure.

From being forced out of work to having to pay tens of thousands of dollars in medical costs, many victims fall behind and have a challenging time pulling ahead. Regrettably, many victims end up losing their lives as a result of these maritime accidents. At Smiley Law Firm, we firmly believe that surviving family members should not be forced to spend their own earnings to pay for the expenses they endure as a result of another person’s negligence. For this reason, we strongly believe that families should reach out to one of our wrongful death attorneys in Louisiana as soon as possible after being harmed. Our team truly cares about the wellbeing of our clients, which is why we work diligently to ensure that they are not taken advantage of by self-serving insurance companies.

Our New Orleans Maritime Lawyers at Smiley Law Firm have extensive experience helping clients hold wrongdoers accountable so they can get the justice they deserve. We fight to protect the best interests of our clients and help them maximize their recoveries for funeral costs, medical expenses, lost wages, mental anguish, and more. Our team stops at nothing to ensure the legal rights of those harmed are protected so they are in the best position possible to move forward. If you have lost a loved one in a boat accident, reach out to our personal injury attorneys in Louisiana at your earliest convenience. By calling our team at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, we can schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore the legal options available to you.

Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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