Complex Personal Injury Claims and When to Call a Lafayette Injury Attorney
According to NewsBreak and Acadia Parish Today, The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries stated the the Lafayette Assistant District Attorney who was accused of injuring a child in a boating accident, has turned himself in. The injury, and issues surrounding the accident, are complicated. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, we always advise seeking legal counsel before dealing with an insurance company. However, if you’re been involved in an accident with a “lot of moving parts” we HIGHLY advise you to schedule a consultation with a personal injury law firm.
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Lafayette Boating Accident Injury
“The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced that the Lafayette Parish assistant district attorney accused of injuring a child in a boating crash on False River has turned himself in. Chris Richard, 64, of Carencro, faces charges of felony hit-and-run, careless operation of a vehicle, and negligent injury.” Information provided by NewsBreak.
“The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced that the Lafayette Parish assistant district attorney accused of injuring a child in a boating crash on False River has turned himself in.
Chris Richard, 64, of Carencro, faces charges of felony hit-and-run, careless operation of a vehicle, and negligent injury.
He was booked into the Pointe Coupee Parish Jail.
According to LDWF, felony hit-and-run brings up to a $5,000 fine and 10 years in jail. Negligent injury carries up to a $500 fine and six months in jail. Careless operation of a vessel brings up to a $300 fine and 30 days in jail.
LDWF agents started investigating the incident on the south end of False River on Aug. 8.
Through the investigation, agents learned that Richard was operating a 20-foot pontoon boat at 4:25 p.m. when he collided with three juveniles being pulled on a tube from another vessel.
According to witnesses and those involved with the incident, Richard initially jumped in the water to check on the three juveniles, but then got back on his boat and left the scene to go back to his camp on False River and then home to Carencro.
One of the juveniles in the tube suffered a fractured pelvis and was airlifted to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge.
Agents interviewed more than a dozen witnesses, some still at the scene after the incident, and others located days later.” Information provided by Acadia Parish Today
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