A fire broke out on a small boat on Lake Lanier in Georgia on July 24, 2022. According to reports, a vessel caught fire about 100 feet from shore on Sunday. There were three passengers on board, who jumped into the water before the boat was completely engulfed in flames. Two passengers were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. A small recreational boat capsized off the coast of Ipswich, Massachusetts on June 25, 2022. A speedboat capsized while traveling on the Pend Oreille River on June 28, 2022. There was a collision between two boats near Angel Island in San Francisco, California on June 30, 2022. A recreational boat caught fire in Lake Texoma, Oklahoma on July 2, 2022. A fire broke out on the oil tanker ADVANTAGE SUMMER on July 17, 2022. A pilot was killed during a boarding accident involving the product tanker ALHENA on July 18, 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.
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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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.