NEW ORLEANS – A Terrebonne Parish woman alleges she was injured as a passenger on a personal watercraft and needed surgeries because of her injuries.
Annette Hagen filed a complaint on Feb. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Derek Dice alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 2, 2014, she was a passenger on a personal watercraft, owned and operated by defendant, in the Intracoastal Waterway in Houma when she injured her left leg and left knee after she was thrown from the personal watercraft. The suit states she needed six surgeries because of the incident. The plaintiff holds Dice responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to warn plaintiff of impending dangers associated with the operation of the personal watercraft.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for all damages that are reasonable in the premises, plus interest, all costs of these proceedings and for all other general and equitable relief. She is represented by Charles C. Bourque Jr., Joseph G. Jevic III and Adam J. Triplett of St. Martin & Bourque LLC in Houma.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-01597