Deadly Boat Crash on Lake of the Ozarks

by | Aug 27, 2023 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly boating accident on Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri on August 26, 2023.  According to reports, a recreational boat was approaching a dock when it encountered a large wake.  The boat crashed into a breakwater as a result.  At least one person was killed, and multiple injuries have been reported.  The victim has been identified as Nicolette Mckenna.  The driver of the boat was arrested following the accident.  The crash remains under investigation.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this deadly crash.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was a fire on the chemical tanker FALCON CHEMIST on August 19, 2023.  Two boats crashed in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland on August 19, 2023.  There was a crash between a deck boat and a Yamaha WaveRunner in Lake County, Illinois on August 19, 2023.  There was a deadly boat crash on Lake Palestine in Smith County, Texas on August 20, 2023.  There was a recreational boating accident in Orange Beach, Alabama on August 20, 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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.