Boating Accident in Jackson County, Alabama – 1 Dead, 2 Injured

by | Aug 10, 2021 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was a fatal boating accident in Jackson County, Alabama on August 7, 2021.  A commercial towing vessel operated by Inland Marine Service struck a small fishing boat on the Tennessee River.  The accident happened near the Highway 117 bridge.  One person was killed, and two were injured during the collision.  The deceased victim has been identified by local authorities as 52 year old James Ray Blair, of Dutton.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this accident.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was a fire on a vessel off the coast of Carlsbad, California on July 15, 2021.  A recreational boat capsized in Boston, Massachusetts on July 17, 2021.  There was a deadly boating accident on Lake Tobesofkee, Georgia on July 24, 2021.  There was fire on a vessel on Lake Wawasee near Syracuse, Indiana on July 24, 2021.  The cargo ship SUVARI H sank on July 29, 2021. The dredge barge Capt Leo II capsized and sank on August 4, 2021.  There was a fire on board the livestock carrier ELBEIK on August 6, 2021.  The general cargo ship SAINT PROVIDENCE experienced a flooded engine room on August 7, 2021.  A fire broke out on the fishing ship TAMANGO on August 8, 2021.

Safe maritime companies must perform regular maintenance and inspections in order to ensure the safety of their crew members.  When ship operators fail to conduct regular maintenance and inspection of the equipment on their vessels, dangerous incidents can result.  This not only puts the lives of hardworking seamen at risk, but can also endanger members of the public.  It is unclear if this accident was caused by a failure of equipment like radar, errors in navigation, or some other factor.  Maritime companies must ensure that members of the public are not injured or killed as a result of their actions.

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 involving vessel collisions.

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 an accident on a ship. 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.