Concealed debris and alcohol consumption contribute to boat accidents

The Louisiana Department Wildlife and Fisheries stated that boating accidents are primarily caused by alcohol consumption and concealed debris in the water, KATC reported on July 9.

LDWF official Jason Sanchez reportedly revealed the two main causes of boating accidents in the state. National statistics revealed that 22 incidents of boating accidents were caused by crashing into unseen objects or floating objects in the water last year. In the reported incidents, 19 individuals suffered injuries after their boats crashed into concealed objects like fallen trees. State officials are encouraging boaters to stay safe by wearing their personal floating devices. The LDWF requires every boater to have a life jacket when going out on the water. Additionally, it is important to remember that the legal blood alcohol limit for boat operation is the same as for driving a vehicle.

Spending your vacation on a boat can be an exciting way to spend your summer. However, if you have been injured in a boating accident due to someone else’s negligence, a Lake Charles attorney may be able to help you seek remunerations from those responsible. Call the N. Craig Richardson legal team today at (337) 381-5349 to learn more about your options.