Boating Accident in Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio

by | Jul 30, 2022 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury

There was a boating accident in Ashtabula, Ohio on July 26, 2022.  According to reports, a 28 foot recreational boat crashed into the break wall in the harbor on Tuesday night.  Five people were injured and transported to a local hospital for medical care.  The accident remains under investigation.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  A pilot was killed during a boarding accident involving the product tanker ALHENA on July 18, 2022.  A fire broke out on a small boat on Lake Lanier in Georgia on July 24, 2022.  There was an explosion on the tug boat BLUE DRAGON on July 23, 2022.  There was a fire on board the cargo ship NOVA on July 26, 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.  Over 5,000 boating accidents occur each year, resulting in over 700 deaths. However, most of these accidents are preventable if boaters take the proper precautions.

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 including those involving capsized 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 a maritime disaster. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to maritime injuries, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your rights.