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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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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