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Cruise Safety Tips

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Miami and the surrounding south Florida shipping ports are some of the busiest in the world for cruise lines. While enjoyable, cruises can also be a source of significant danger if you don’t know what precautions to take. An experienced maritime lawyer can help if you’ve been hurt on a cruise. But if you… Read More »

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Casino Boat Fire Claims Life a Life off the Coast of New Port Richey

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

When ships catch fire, it doesn’t matter how far they are from the coast. A boat of any size can become a deadly inferno quickly, and passengers often have nowhere to turn and nowhere to escape. This is unfortunately exactly what happened just a couple weeks ago right off the coast of New Port… Read More »

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Miami Distracted Boating Accidents

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Florida has more registered vessels on the water than any other state. Perhaps this is why Florida also has the highest number of boating accidents, injuries, and fatalities each year. According to one report from The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, 2017 saw a 20 percent increase in boating accidents statewide. This is according to… Read More »

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5 of the Most Dangerous Maritime Jobs in America

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Fishermen have long been known to have one of the most dangerous jobs, and even with modern technology and high-tech communications, fishermen still face greater risks of injury or death than most American workers.  This has only been further highlighted by reality TV shows like The Deadliest Catch. But there are other jobs at… Read More »

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Protecting Yourself After Sexual Assault on a Cruise Ship

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

If you are sexually assaulted, raped, or otherwise attacked in any way while on a cruise ship, pay close attention. You have specific rights, and what you do in the hours and days following your attack can make all the difference in convicting your attacker and possibly obtaining compensation for your injuries. Our experienced… Read More »

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Florida State Politicians Tackle ‘Modern Day Piracy’ of Salvage Industry

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Two Florida state politicians have banded together to tackle a type of “modern day piracy” that occurs after certain boat accidents, according to a press release from The Florida Senate. The new bill promises to regulate the salvage industry and protect boat owners as well as the general public. State Senator Dana Young and… Read More »

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The 5 Most Dangerous Parts of a Ship for Passengers

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Every year, over 20 million people take cruises, according to 2017 research by StatisticBrain.com. Destinations can range from nearby ports in the Caribbean to far away locales like Tahiti or even the Antarctic. If you stop and think about the fact that cruise ships transport thousands of tourists with no sailing experience or skills… Read More »

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What Injured Yacht Workers Should Know About the Jones Act

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Yachts and private charter ship operations are big business in South Florida. In fact, there are many job search companies and websites that are devoted to helping people build their careers as crew members on yachts and private charters. Forbes reports that the yacht and super yacht industry is sustaining revenues in excess of… Read More »

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Fighting for Compensation for Alcohol-Related Injuries on Cruise Ships

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Cruises are supposed to be fun. In fact, one of the biggest attractions is the prospect of decadent food, lavish state rooms, and well, alcohol. Just like any resort vacation, a lot of entertainment is built around an atmosphere and culture of alcohol. But what happens when cruise ship staff continue serving a person… Read More »

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Top Five Cruise Ship Injuries

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

This year, thousands of Americans will board cruise ships in search of romantic, stress-free getaways. They will head to exotic ports, like the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America. Some head north for colder climates, like Alaska, while some will be heading to Greenland to view polar ice caps and arctic wildlife, before they disappear. … Read More »

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