Recreational Boating Accident in Matagorda County – One Dead

by | May 7, 2021 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

There was a recreational boating accident in Matagorda County, Texas on May 1, 2021.  At the time, the vessel was in the Colorado River.  It is believed the boat struck a piling in the river.  Reports indicate at least one person lost their life in the incident, with search and rescue operations ongoing.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  The jack up boat SEACOR POWER capsized on April 13, 2021 south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, with search and rescue operations continuing.  There was a vessel collision on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky on April 17, 2021, killing at least one passenger.  A recreational boat capsized off the Florida coast on April 17, 2021.  There was an explosion on board the yacht Carpe Aura on April 16, 2021.  There was a fire on board the container ship PRESIDENT EISENHOWER on April 28, 2021.  There was a fire on the commercial fishing vessel NOBSKA on April 30, 2021.  The jack up rig VELESTO NAGA 7 sunk on May 3, 2021 while offshore the Malaysian state of Sarawak.

A recreational boating accident can be the result of many factors, including: human error, weather conditions, equipment failure, poor maintenance practices, waves caused by other vessels, or a lack of equipment.  An incident can often be a result of a combination of the above factors.

Our experienced lawyers handle maritime personal injury and wrongful death litigation of all kinds and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in maritime injury and death cases on vessels.

The experienced and aggressive vessel accident 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 to learn more about your rights.