Boat Accident in McHenry County, Illinois

by | Sep 7, 2023 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury

There was a boating accident in McHenry County, Illinois on September 4, 2023.  According to reports, a pontoon boat crashed into a guardrail on the Fox River.  At the time, there were four people on board.  Two people on board were injured in the crash.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  Two recreational boats collided on Greers Ferry Lake in Arkansas on August 27, 2023.  There was a deadly boating accident on High Rock Lake in North Carolina on August 24, 2023.  An officer went overboard from the container ship MSC NADRIELY on August 30, 2023.  A barge caught fire in Mobile, Alabama on September 1, 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.