Recreational Boating Accident near Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana

by | Nov 2, 2021 | Maritime Law

There was a boating accident near Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana on October 28, 2021.  At the time, a recreational boat capsized near the I-10 bridge.  The Coast Guard launched both a rescue vessel and a helicopter to locate and rescue the individual.  The boater was located hanging onto his capsized boat.  It is unclear what caused his vessel to capsize at this point in time.  The man was transported to a local hospital for treatment of hypothermia-like symptoms.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  A longshoreman was injured in a fall on the bulk carrier vessel ST GEORGE on October 13, 2021.  There was a deadly incident on the bulk carrier LUDOGORETS on October 13, 2021.  There was a fire on the general cargo ship DOREEN on October 17, 2021.  There was a fire on the general cargo ship M V MEHMET UNLU on October 20, 2021.  There was an outbreak of COVID-19 on the chemical tanker ship BOW SUMMER.  There was a fire on the container ship ZIM KINGSTON on October 23, 2021.  There was a deadly boating accident on Lake Sinclair in Georgia on October 27, 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 a boating 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.