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Chopin Law Firm Represents Client in Fatal Bayou Segnette Boating Accident

On November 19, 2017, one woman was killed and two other people were seriously injured after their boat crashed into an unlit moored barge near Bayou Segnette. At around 4:15 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard received a report that a 22-foot recreational boat with four people on it had collided with the barge. As a result of the collision, the young woman was ejected from the water craft, killing her.


An investigation into the accident is being conducted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), the United States Coast Guard, the Jefferson Parish Coroner and the Jefferson Parish Sherriff’s Office. Not all details have emerged yet, but the LDWF did release a statement saying the woman who was killed was 26 years old and the ages of the surviving victims—two women and a man—range from 23 to 34. The Coast Guard uploaded a video of the rescue, showing the helicopter aircrew hoisting the three survivors and transporting them to West Jefferson Medical Hospital.

One of the parties injured in the boating accident and the family of the decedent have retained the services of The Chopin Law Firm LLC.


Our attorneys have over 100 years of collective experience in serious and complex personal injury cases, as well as property damage and insurance claims. We can help evaluate your case to determine liability, investigate your accident, gather evidence such as medical records and police reports, prepare and submit your claim and negotiate or litigate your case for a fair settlement amount.

If you have been injured in a boating accident, contact our New Orleans maritime injury lawyers at The Chopin Law Firm LLC today. We are available to discuss your case and walk you through your legal options.

Contact our team by calling (504) 475-2429 or filling out our online form to schedule a free consultation.