Deadly Boating Accident on Lake Austin in Austin, Texas

by | Aug 14, 2023 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly boating accident in Austin, Texas on August 13, 2023.  According to reports, a boat ran aground in Lake Austin on Sunday night.  It is believed the boat went over a wake from another boat before losing control and running into the bank.  At least one person was ejected from the boat.  The boat had seven people on board at the time.  One passenger is missing and believed to have drowned.  The remaining passengers sustained injuries, and were taken to local hospitals.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those involved in this incident.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There was a deadly boating accident in Long Beach, California on August 5, 2023.  There was a deadly boating accident in Lake Houston, Texas on August 6, 2023.  A recreational boat was struck by a dredge pipe in Cape May, New Jersey on August 9, 2023.  An electric boat caught fire in Lake Tahoe, Nevada on August 11, 2023.  A boat caught fire in Braintree, Massachusetts on August 12, 2023.

It can be dangerous to work in any industry when safety considerations are not taken seriously.  Safe offshore vessel owners and operators must ensure that their ships do not put the lives of hard working men and women at risk.  Safe companies must be proactive and take preventative measures, including regular maintenance and repairs, to also ensure that the environment is not impacted.

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 a maritime accident. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country.

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 an accident on a ship. 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.