Fifth Person Still Missing from Colorado River Boat AccidentApril 27, 2021
A boat accident was reported on Saturday, May 1st. The incident took place in Corpus Christi, Texas, while the boat was sailing in the Colorado River, near Matagorda. The boat was occupied by five individuals, who were ejected when their boat hit a dock’s support beam at about 2:00 a.m.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department responded to the incident and managed to rescue four out of the five individuals. Amongst these four, three had minor injuries while one other has yet to return to consciousness.
Unfortunately, the fifth person, a 24-year-old man named Jacob Langley, has yet to be found. Search efforts were conducted until Sunday when the United States Coast Guards decided to halt their search efforts.
Can You File A Wrongful Death Claim Following a Boating Accident?
According to a report compiled by the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2019, Texas had the highest number of boating accidents occurring during recreational circumstances. Since deaths aren’t uncommon in such incidents, is it possible for you to file a wrongful death claim in the event that your loved one has passed from a boating accident?
There are several conditions that may determine whether a wrongful death claim is viable for your boating accident case. The most important is that the cause of the boating accident was attributed to the negligence of another party. To determine this, you need assistance from an experienced wrongful death claim attorney. If you’d like to get in touch with one of our team members, call us today at (713) 352-7975 to get a free consultation.