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Jet Ski Operator Sued for $1M After Crash Caused Boat Wreck and Serious Injuries

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The operator of a jet ski that crashed into a motor boat carrying three families is facing a personal injury lawsuit related to the crash. Members of the families are suing the defendant for a reported $1 million in damages. According to the lawsuit, the jet ski operator was attempting to jump the boat’s… Read More »


Woman Sexually Assaulted Aboard Carnival Cruise

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Sexual assaults are the most prevalent crime reported aboard cruise ships. Women and children are sexually assaulted by staff and by other crew members. When this occurs, it can be very difficult for the passengers to get their stories taken seriously. Since the cruise line provides all of the security, the company works for… Read More »


Three Sue Carnival Cruise After Injuries Sustained During Boat Tilt

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Three Carnival Cruise Line passengers have filed a lawsuit against the cruise behemoth after the ship tilted allegedly causing injuries. The cruise ship was departing from Port Canaveral when the cruise line tilted. The plaintiffs claim they suffered injury during the boat tilt which happened shortly after the ship left the dock. They claim… Read More »


Common Causes of Boat Accident Injuries in Miami, FL

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Florida has nearly one million people with registered boats in the state. It’s not surprising then that Florida also has the largest number of boat accidents and injuries of any state in the country. These accidents can result in serious injury and even death. If you or a loved one has been involved in… Read More »


70% of Cruise Ship Sexual Assaults Occurred Aboard Royal Caribbean or Carnival

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Since January of 2010, there have been nearly 500 reports of sexual assaults aboard cruise vessels. The majority of these sexual assaults occurred aboard Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruises, the two largest cruise operators in the U.S. That accounts for nearly 70% of all sexual assaults reported on cruise ships. According to the cruise… Read More »


Woman in Wheelchair Sues Carnival Cruise After Gangway Injury

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A woman in a wheelchair claims that she was injured when disembarking from a Carnival Cruise ship. She claims that despite asking for help, none of Carnival’s staff would help her and she couldn’t manage the incline. Her wheelchair went out of control and she struck a panel that was sticking out causing serious… Read More »


Disney Cruise Line Worker Awarded $4M for Inadequate Medical Care

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A Disney Cruise Line worker was awarded $4 million in a personal injury lawsuit filed against her employer. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was injured when she was struck by a car in the Bahamas. Despite the fact that she sustained three broken ribs in the accident, the Carnival medical staff told her… Read More »


Common Pool Accidents and Injuries Aboard Cruise Ships

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Florida is well-known across the U.S. as a cruise ship destination for tourists. Many of the largest cruise lines in the world disembark from Florida shores. While cruising is fun and exciting, there are numerous perils involved as well. In this article, the Miami, FL cruise ship injury attorneys at Michael F. Guilford, P.A…. Read More »


Understanding Maritime Law in Boating Accidents

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Florida is the boating capital of the United States. With over 1 million boats registered to Florida residents, our state has more boating accidents than any other. When a boating accident does occur, it often does not fall under state law. Instead, it is governed by maritime or admiralty law. Understanding the complexities of… Read More »


Passengers Waylaid in San Francisco After Ruby Princess Docking Mishap

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Passengers of the Ruby Princess were waylaid for three days in San Francisco after a docking accident punctured the hull of the behemoth cruise vessel. The passengers were offered refunds for their cruise if they chose to leave or given a 75% discount on another cruise if they chose to stay. The damage was… Read More »

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