NEW ORLEANS – Four passengers on a tour of the Honey Island Swamp area allege they were injured when the vessel collided with another.
Raydelle Bruentrup, William Bruentrup, Kayleigh Bruentrup and John Coyle filed a complaint on April 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America, XL Specialty Insurance Co., Tray Nobles and Earl W. “Billy” Mofield alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on March 6, 2016, they were all fare paying passengers aboard a swamp tour vessel being operated by defendant Nobles, the M/V Sasquatch, while defendant Mofield, who was also operating another swamp tour vessel, negligently collided with the M/V Sasquatch. The plaintiffs allege that the collision caused severe injuries to plaintiffs that resulted in medical expenses, pain and suffering.
The plaintiffs holds Travelers Property Casualty Co. of America, XL Specialty Insurance Co., Nobles and Mofield responsible because defendants Nobles and Mofield allegedly operated their respective vessels at an excessive high rate of speed and failed to maintain proper lookout.
The plaintiffs seek compensatory and punitive damages and all other special and general damages as will be determined. They are represented by Harry T. Widmann of The Law Offices of Harry T. Widmann PLC in Metairie.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-02896