Deadly Recreational Boating Accident in Lower St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

by | Feb 15, 2022 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly boating accident on February 13, 2022, in Lower St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.  At the time, the vessel was in Bayou Milhomme when it capsized with one occupant on board.  Reports have identified the victim as Hebert Crappell of Stephensville, Louisiana.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this tragic accident.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was a deadly incident on board the bulk carrier MATHILDE OLDENDORFF on January 29, 2022.  There was an explosion on board the floating production storage vessel TRINITY SPIRIT on February 3, 2022.  On February 6, 2022, the Captain on the shrimp boat LADY NORA fell overboard after slipping on the vessel.

A recreational boating accident can be the result of many factors, including: human error, weather conditions, equipment failure, poor maintenance practices, waves caused by other vessels, or a lack of equipment.  An incident can often be a result of a combination of the above factors.  Ultimately though, many of these incidents are preventable.

Our experienced lawyers handle maritime personal injury and wrongful death litigation of all kinds and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in injury and death cases that occurred on recreational boats.

The experienced and aggressive vessel accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of a boating accident. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to vessel accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your rights.