Boat Capsizes on Keith Lake in Jefferson County, Texas

by | Jan 18, 2023 | Maritime Law

A boat capsized on Keith Lake in Jefferson County, Texas on January 17, 2023.  According to reports, boaters were rescued by a passing vessel.  The boat is believed to have experienced mechanical problems prior to overturning.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was a carbon monoxide poisoning on board the general cargo ship REGGEBORG on December 25, 2022.  A pipeline located near the Flint Hills Resources Ingleside facility ruptured in Corpus Christi Bay on December 25, 2022.  There was a fire on a commercial shrimp boat in Corpus Christi, Texas on January 15, 2023.  There was an explosion and fire on the tanker vessel SMOOTH SEA 22 on January 17, 2023.  The dredge W.B. Wood capsized on the Mississippi River near Meraux, Louisiana on January 16, 2023.

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.