New Orleans, LA – Boat Accident in Lake Pontchartrain Leaves Two Injured
New Orleans, LA (April 2, 2021) – A boating accident reported on Thursday sent two people to area hospitals with injuries. On April 1, the Coast Guards were called to the site of a boating accident in Lake Pontchartrain.
Reports show that a 20-foot recreational boat was located half-submerged on the water. The boat was occupied by two people at the time it began to sink. Helicopters and rescue boats responded to the scene to rescue the two trapped occupants.
One of the victims sustained severe injuries and was airlifted to UMC for treatment. The second victim was rescued by the Coast Guard boat and transported to land where they were provided medical treatment. 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.
Boat Accidents in Louisiana
Being 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. At Smiley Law Firm, we firmly believe that injured victims 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 victims should reach out to one of our boat accident 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 Louisiana personal injury attorneys 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 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 were injured 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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