Recreational Boat Capsizes in Hoover Reservoir in Ohio

by | Mar 28, 2023 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

The recreational boat capsized in Hoover Reservoir in Ohio on March 25, 2023.  The boat had two occupants when it capsized on Saturday afternoon.  Unfortunately, heavy winds prevented rescue efforts.  One person made it to shore, but the second occupant drowned.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to this impacted by this deadly capsizing.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  A fire broke out on a barge in Vicksburg, Mississippi on March 9, 2023.  There was a boating collision in Lee County, Florida on March 12, 2023.  There was a deadly explosion on the float storage vessel FSO Benchamas 2 on March 13, 2023.  There was a deadly recreational boat accident in North Carolina on March 17, 2023.  The research vessel PETREL capsized in dry dock on March 22, 2023.  The bulk carrier DYNAMIC STRIKER struck a concrete pier in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic on March 25, 2023.  On March 26, 2023, the product tanker MONJASA REFORMER was boarded by pirates.

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.