Five Boaters Hospitalized After Explosion on Western Virginia Lake
It's hard to imagine anything scarier than an explosion. They're supposed to be the stuff action movies, not weekends on the water. Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families; this is surely a scary time for everyone involved.
Fuel leaks are often a concern for older boats and can be one of the deadliest malfunctions a boat can have. Fuel systems should always be checked for potential damage or leaks. Fuel tanks have a limited lifespan, so older boats like the one involved in this incident, a 1980 Chris-Craft cabin cruiser, are especially at risk.
As a Virginia personal injury attorney, I have experience handling cases involving boating injuries. What started as a fun day in the sun for these boaters ended in tragedy. Surely they have many questions about their rights and what they may be entitled to as victims. It can be a very confusing and scary time. Always consider consulting an attorney if you have questions regarding your rights.