• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: May 2021

Matagorda County, TX (5/3/2021) – A man who went missing after a collision between a crew boat and a submerged object has been found on Monday.

The incident happened around 5 a.m. Saturday near the mouth of the Colorado River and Matagorda Bay. Five people were on board a boat that struck a piling in the water.

Two people were killed as a result of the collision. One, who was found Monday, was identified as 24-year-old Jacob Langley.

Texas Parks and Wildlife personnel were able to recover the remaining three people from the water.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Houston Maritime Lawyer

According to Texas law, general maritime law covers those who are non-seamen injured in a sea setting or while involved in maritime activities. Maritime law observes a strict liability standard with regards to product liability claims and even provides causes of action for wrongful death that are available to non-seamen injured on the high seas. Those who are injured at sea have up to three years to file a suit against any accident that occurred at sea.

For the case above, a boating accident on the Colorado River led to the death of 24-year-old Jacob Langley. It’s important to contact a wrongful death attorney during a heartbreaking loss since they have the resources to help you. If you live in Houston or the surrounding areas and were involved in a fatal accident, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Sutliff & Stout can help you understand how much your wrongful death lawsuit is worth. To schedule your free consultation, call our office at 713-405-1263 or fill out our online contact form today.

Source: ABC 13

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About the Author

Hank Stout co-founded Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm, to protect and pursue the rights of people who were harmed by the carelessness of others. Mr. Stout is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been actively trying cases for over fifteen years. In recognition of his accomplishments and results, he has been selected by Thompson Reuters as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas) and has been selected as Lead Counsel. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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