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Things to Ask Before You Take a Cruise Ship Job

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

You’ve been offered a job on a cruise line. Congratulations. Perhaps you’ve dreamed of the flexibility and adventure of a crew position aboard a cruise ship for years. Whether you are an engineer, navigation crew, or hospitality staff, cruise jobs can be fun. Of course, the industry has its share of dangers too. So,… Read More »


Missouri Duck Boat Tragedy Highlights Years of Safety Concerns

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Our hearts go out to the victims of the recent tragedy in Missouri, where 17 people lost their lives when a duck boat capsized in Lake of the Ozarks in July 2018. For years, these aquatic rides have been good clean family fun for thousands of tourists, but they’ve also had their share of… Read More »


Working Under a Foreign Flagged Vessel

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

It can be very tempting to take a position working on a foreign flagged vessel. Whether it’s the excitement of foreign travel, high pay, or the ability to mingle and make friends with people from other cultures, there are plenty of reasons why taking such a job could be the opportunity of a lifetime…. Read More »


Cruise Ship Liability for Dog Bites at Sea

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Each year, thousands of Americans are viciously attacked by dogs. For this reason, as well as a host of practical concerns, most cruise lines prohibit pets from coming aboard with their owners. Interestingly, due to disability laws, service animals are generally accepted on a lot of cruises. And while most service animals are incredibly… Read More »


Three Reasons Why Maritime Injury Cases Can Take a Long Time

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

It’s common to hear people lament the fact that their personal injury claim is taking a long time. Just about every attorney who has experience in the field will tell you, it’s just a fact of life. Of course, there are some things we can do to expedite matters, and there are some things… Read More »


Are Undocumented Workers Protected When Injured in Offshore Accidents?

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

American is a nation of immigrants. Skyscrapers, shipping channels, and just about every aspect of our mighty infrastructure was built on the backs of hard-working newcomers, who brought with them skills, energy, a love for their new country, and a desire to build a new life in the U.S. Sadly, political debates often appeal… Read More »


Miami Overboard Injuries

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

It’s boating season again in South Florida, and between small vessels and large cruise ships, the intercoastal waterways are filling up with Floridians and visitors looking to blow off steam and enjoy the beautiful weather. With the summer season quickly approaching, there will also be injuries. Some of the most serious injuries boaters and… Read More »


Florida River Boat Injuries

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Florida routinely ranks #1 in the country for boating, based on watercraft sales data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Among the many ways Floridians and visitors enjoy the water is by taking cruises. Of course, not all cruises are open water cruises on the high seas. In fact, Florida is also home… Read More »


Jones Act Arbitration Cases

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court again upheld the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) with its landmark decision in DirecTV v. Imburgia. The Court again held that the FAA completely preempts state law on the application and enforcement of arbitration agreements in contracts. In this recent decision, the Supreme Court dealt yet another sweeping blow… Read More »


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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