There was a fire on board a recreational boat in Lake Lanier, Georgia on July 3, 2021. At the time, the vessel was near Big Creek Park on the south end of Lake Lanier. It is unclear what caused the fire at this time. There were four people on board at the time. Two people sustained injuries and were transported to an Atlanta area hospital for medical treatment.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was a fire on board the container ship MSC Teresa on June 16, 2021. The general cargo ship PIONEER STAR sank on June 20, 2021. There was a fire on board the bulk carrier MORNINGSTAR on June 20, 2021. There was a fire on board the container ship MSC Messina on June 24, 2021. There was a fire on board the cargo ship KIRSTEN B on June 23, 2021. A fire broke out on the general cargo ship URA on June 29, 2021. The fishing ship Pneuma sank on July 1, 2021. There was a fire on the container ship DOLE COLOMBIA on June 30, 2021. Three people were killed in a fire on board a boat in Macomb County, Michigan on July 3, 2021.
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. Ultimately though, many of these incidents are preventable.
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 injury and death cases that occurred on recreational boats.
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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.