There was a deadly boating crash on Lake Chesdin in Virginia on September 17, 2022. According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, a bass boat and a jon boat collided during a fishing tournament at the lake. Two boaters involved in the crash were rescued, but two others drowned following the collision. The victims have been identified as Kenneth Ellett and Johnathan Jackson. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this deadly collision.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was a deadly collision between two small fishing boats in Aransas Pass, Texas on September 10, 2022. There was a fire on board the cargo ship MONA on September 14, 2022. There was a fire on board the tanker ship SEABORNE PETRO on September 15, 2022. A worker was killed in an accident at the Port of Tampa Bay in Florida on September 16, 2022. The general cargo ship SEA EAGLE capsized on September 17, 2022. A small recreational boat capsized near Slidell, Louisiana on September 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.
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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.