Local officials report one person is dead and three more have sustained injuries following a boating accident shortly before 10:00 pm on August 16, 2020. The vessel struck the Lake State Railway bridge. The bridge sits near the mouth of the Saginaw River in Bay County, Michigan. Authorities have identified the woman who died as 25-year-old Sagniaw resident Gabryella Benavidez. The remaining passengers are being treated at local hospitals.
The Saginaw River has experienced numerous boating incidents over the last few years. In April 2020, a local resident lost his life and another was injured after their vessel capsized at the mouth of the river. In 2015, there was a fatal collision between a fishing vessel and a tug boat.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in maritime wrongful death litigation and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives of those who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party. Spagnoletti Law Firm has lawyers admitted to practice in Texas, Florida and New York, and has handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country. The experienced maritime attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of this tragic accident. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to vessel accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.