Recreational Boat Capsizes in North Stonington, Connecticut

by | Apr 18, 2022 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly recreational boating accident in North Stonington, Connecticut on April 15, 2022.  A vessel with two adults and two children capsized on Wyassup Lake.  The four passengers were thrown into a water as a result.  They were rescued and transported to Westerly Hospital for treatment.  One of the children was pronounced dead at the hospital.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this tragic incident.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was a vessel collision between the Dominic S and the Marilyn M in the early morning of February 23, 2022.  There was an explosion and fire on the product tanker ship SMOOTH SEA 2 on March 9, 2022.  The ro-ro ship AL SALMY 6 capsized in the Persian Gulf on March 17, 2022.  The container ship SC PHOENIX caught fire on March 25, 2022 while in the Mediterranean Sea.  The cargo ferry SAN GUILLERMO caught fire on March 26, 2022 while in the Gulf of California.  A pontoon boat exploded in LaGrange, Wisconsin on April 1, 2022.

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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.