There was a deadly boating accident in North Carolina on March 17, 2023. At the time, the vessel was on Jordan Lake in Chatham County. The boat capsized at the Farrington Point boat ramp. One person was killed and three people were injured in the incident. It is believed the four passengers were fishing when they decided to head to shore due to worsening weather. The deadly accident remains under investigation.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. There was a methane leak on board the container ship FESCO TATARSTAN on February 25, 2023. There was a boating accident in Lee County, Florida on February 25, 2023. A fire broke out on a semi-submersible oil platform in Mobile, Alabama on March 8, 2023. 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.
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.