Alcohol Main Cause of Louisiana Boating Accidents
Statewide (July 29, 2022) – Alcohol use was listed as the top cause of boating accidents in Louisiana. In 2020, there were 24 boating fatalities, and 2 of those involved alcohol, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). In 2021, the number of alcohol-related boating fatalities jumped up to 8. Alcohol is the primary contributing factor in fatal boating accidents nationwide, accounting for 19% of all boating-related fatalities.
Operating a boat under the influence frequently leads to major injuries and criminal charges. Contact the Louisiana boating accident lawyers at Mike Brandner Injury attorneys if you’ve been hurt or lost a loved one in a boating accident. Source: LDWF