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Army Corps, Coast Guard hit with wrongful death suit over 2018 accident

The widow of a man killed in a boating accident has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a pair of federal agencies, claiming they failed to maintain safety measures that could have prevented the incident.   Edward Barnett died in July 2018 after

Army Corps, Coast Guard hit with wrongful death suit over 2018 accident2021-04-16T07:21:50-04:00

Man injured after falling off of boat in Pamlico Sound; brother charged with negligent operation of a motorboat

A northern Virginia man was seriously injured on Friday, June 19, after he was knocked overboard while riding on the bow of his brother’s boat in the Pamlico Sound off of Hatteras Island and was hit by the propeller.   The Dare County

Man injured after falling off of boat in Pamlico Sound; brother charged with negligent operation of a motorboat2021-04-15T17:17:49-04:00

Joseph Swartz, discusses the dangers of recreational vehicles and the extensive experience of Swartz & Swartz P.C.

At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., we have decades of experience in handling cases arising from accidents involving recreational equipment. Although manufacturers often claim that accidents involving such products as swimming pools, ATV’s, personal watercraft, or boats result from “user error” or

Joseph Swartz, discusses the dangers of recreational vehicles and the extensive experience of Swartz & Swartz P.C.2021-04-15T17:53:58-04:00

Bicyclist Struck By Hit And Run Driver in Wellesley, Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, Wellesley police are searching for the driver who fled the scene after his car or truck struck and killed a cyclist in his 40s.   Police say the vehicle was traveling north on Weston Road when it hit the cyclist riding in the

Bicyclist Struck By Hit And Run Driver in Wellesley, Massachusetts2021-04-16T13:08:54-04:00

One Teen Dead and Three Teens Hospitalized in Kingston, MA Car Crash

According to police, a motor vehicle crash on Elm Street in Kingston, Massachusetts Monday night left one teenager dead and three others hospitalized. Reportedly, the 1998 Ford Explorer was traveling east on Elm Street when the driver lost control, striking a pole and then a

One Teen Dead and Three Teens Hospitalized in Kingston, MA Car Crash2021-04-16T07:33:44-04:00

Costa Cruise Line Faces Charges

It has been two weeks since the disastrous cruise ship accident that occurred off Giglio Island in Florence. Since then, there have been estimates of up to 16 casualties.   Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise-line owner, was sued for at least $100 million for

Costa Cruise Line Faces Charges2021-04-15T15:21:34-04:00

History Repeats Itself: Italian Cruise Ship Follows In Titanic’s Wake

When the Costa Concordia crashed into rocks off Italy’s West Coast Friday night, it marked one of the most horrific ship accidents since the Titanic in 1912.   Captain Francesco Schettino has been placed under house arrest on suspicion of manslaughter after he allegedly steered

History Repeats Itself: Italian Cruise Ship Follows In Titanic’s Wake2021-04-15T14:28:48-04:00

Six Injured in Boat Explosion on Smith Mountain Lake

Six people aboard a 31-year-old cabin cruiser suffered injuries from an explosion caused by a gasoline leak in the stern.  On Saturday, gasoline vapors sparked by the boat's engine caused the boat to catch fire. Sargent Karl Marting, a conservation police officer said the fireball

Six Injured in Boat Explosion on Smith Mountain Lake2021-04-16T06:36:57-04:00

Fan Suffers Head Injury after fall at Fenway Park

On August 18, 2010, a fan suffered a head injury after falling 14 feet in Fenway Park. Officer Eddy Chrispin, the Boston police spokesman, reported that a man was found lying on his back with head injuries. The man was treated at Fenway before being

Fan Suffers Head Injury after fall at Fenway Park2021-04-16T13:07:25-04:00

Change the Death on High Seas Act

In 1920 Congress enacted the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) in an effort to provide a remedy for families who lost loved ones, particularly seamen, while engaged in maritime activity.   Initially, the law covered various deaths occurring on the high seas on

Change the Death on High Seas Act2021-04-16T06:54:14-04:00
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