Deadly Recreational Boating Accident in Tennessee

by | Sep 26, 2023 | Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly boating accident on Fort Loudon Lake in Tennessee on September 26, 2023.  According to reports, two men were fishing when their boat into the Fort Loudon Lake Dam’s spillway, causing it to capsize.  One of the fishermen was rescued by a nearby boat, and the second one did not survive.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this deadly incident.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  A barge caught fire in Mobile, Alabama on September 1, 2023.  A pontoon boat crashed into a guardrail in McHenry County, Illinois on September 4, 2023.  A sailboat caught fire near the Humble Channel in Corpus Christi, Texas on September 10, 2023.  The container ship CHIAPAS STAR developed a list and partially capsized on September 11, 2023.  A crew member went overboard from the products tanker ship GHIBLI off the coast of Galveston on September 13, 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.