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Being that Louisiana is sportsmen’s paradise, boating is a popular activity throughout Louisiana and the New Orleans region. However, a boat or watercraft accident can lead to serious injuries for those involved.  If you or a loved one have been hurt in a boat accident, contact the Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC. Our New Orleans boating accident lawyers have decades of combined experience handling boating and watercraft accidents of all kinds off the shores of Louisiana. We can help you file a claim and fight for compensation from the legally responsible party. It all starts with a free consultation with our lead attorney, Mr. John W. Redmann.

Common Causes of Louisiana Boating and Watercraft Accidents

One of the first necessary steps our attorneys will take toward financial compensation is identifying the party or parties responsible for your boating accident. This will be the party liable for reimbursing your damages, either through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. The responsible party, or the defendant, could be a few different parties depending on what caused your accident. Our lawyer can help you investigate your particular case.

The U.S. Coast Guard recorded 106 boating accidents in Louisiana in 2017. Nineteen of these accidents were fatal. Common causes in these boating accidents include:

  • Boater negligence. If another boat collided with you, that operator could be liable. Boating under the influence (BUI), incompetent or inexperienced boaters, failure to monitor, and poor boat maintenance are all acts of boat-owner and operator negligence that could cause a preventable accident. Filing a claim with the at-fault boater’s insurance company could resolve these types of cases.
  • Part failure. The safe and efficient operation of boats and other types of watercraft depend upon the reliability of their parts and components. If you suffered injuries on the water because of a failed part, the owner of the vessel and/or the manufacturer of that part could be liable. The owner might be responsible if the mechanical failure happened due to lack of maintenance, while a manufacturer might be liable for defective or dangerous parts.
  • Company negligence. New Orleans is a hotspot for tourist boating activities, led by private companies. Tours of the bayou and fishing excursions on historic sailing ships, paddleboats, riverboats, steamboats, canoes or kayaks, fishing charters, and airboats could end in accidents with negligent company operations. Victims can file a claim against a tour company after these types of watercraft accidents.

Learning what caused your accident and who is responsible can be simple with help from a New Orleans boating accident lawyer. The experienced team at the Law Office of John W. Redmann, L.L.C. has the tools to investigate a boating accident, collect any available evidence, and assign fault to one or more parties. We can then file claims on your behalf against the negligent party/parties. Leave your claim in our hands and discover why clients rely on Redmann!™

Work with Dedicated Attorneys on Your Boating Accident Case

A boating accident case can involve many factors, issues, and details that can be difficult to work out without a lawyer’s help. Accidents on the water follow different rules than those on the road. You’ll need a team of attorneys that specialize in boating and watercraft crashes in Louisiana. You can choose us with confidence – we have the client testimonials to back us up as the firm of choice for injured accident victims in New Orleans. We’d like to offer our assistance no matter what your boating accident case entails.

The Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC has what it takes to handle your case. Whether you believe a negligent boater, defective watercraft, unsafe waterway, or other element caused your recent injuries or a loved one’s unexpected death, count on us to get to the bottom of your case. We can fight for fair compensation during insurance settlement negotiations or a personal injury trial in New Orleans. Find out how we can help you. Call (504) 500-5000 or contact us online. With a full staff of Spanish speaker, we are equipped to handle bilingual or Spanish-only clients. Request your free consultation today!