There was a recreational boating accident in southeastern Louisiana on October 8, 2022. At the time, the boat was traveling on the Empire Canal. During the incident, the boat struck a rock jetty. Three passengers were ejected from the vessel as a result of the impact. One of the ejected individuals was killed. Two others received severe injuries and were transported to University Hospital in New Orleans. The victim has been identified as Jose Granados of Baton Rouge. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this deadly crash.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. A scaffolder fell off of a platform at Kiewit Offshore Services into La Quinta Channel in Corpus Christi, Texas on October 1, 2022. There was a deadly mass poisoning event on the bulk carrier WU ZHOU 8 on September 30, 2022. There was a fire on the offshore supply tug AEGEAN STAR on October 6, 2022. There was a fire on the container ship TSS PEARL on October 6, 2022. There was a mass poisoning on the tanker ship SEALION 1 on October 9, 2022. A boat struck a channel marker on the St. Lucie River in Martin County, Florida on October 9, 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.