Many Louisiana residents have witnessed boat accidents. Some, however, may not be aware of the appropriate responses in such situations. Any vehicle operator involved in a boat accident or collision should stop the vessel immediately at the accident scene and provide all possible help to the victims. The operator may also try to minimize any damage caused by the accident.
Although many have dreamed of a cruising the sea while on vacation or just for fun, not many individuals may think of the sea as being similar to the roads on which they drive on every day. The idea of a voyage sounds more exciting than a long drive; equally, a boating accident may appear to be more horrific than one involving motor vehicles. However, offshore injuries are as likely to be more egregious than those suffered on land and also can be fatal.