Recreational Boat Capsizes on Lake Havasu

by | Apr 25, 2023 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury

A recreational boat capsized on Lake Havasu on April 21, 2023.  At the time, the boat was in the North Basin when it lost control and capsized with multiple people on board.   All three of the adult passengers were ejected from the boat.  A nearby samaritan vessel was able to rescue the boaters.  Two of the passengers were taken to Havasu Regional Medical Center.  Additional details have not yet been released.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  A fire broke out on an offshore oil platform in a field off the coast of Trinidad on April 10, 2023.  A passenger fell from her balcony on the cruise ship VALIANT LADY on April 2, 2023.  On April 10, 2023, the product tanker SUCCESS 9 was boarded by pirates.  A fire broke out on the tanker vessel TIGER SEA on April 17, 2023.  The container ship MONA LISA struck multiple gantry cranes while in port on April 20, 2023.  There was a fire on board the fishing vessel KALTAN on April 21, 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.