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Family of 15-Year-Old Killed in Boating Accident Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The family of a 15-year-old girl who was killed in a boating accident has filed a personal injury wrongful death lawsuit naming several defendants. One of those defendants includes the company that rented them the pontoon that they claim was allegedly defective. The family claims that the pontoon was in “dangerous and defective condition”… Read More »


Family Sues After Loved One Jumped Off of Yacht and Drowned

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A grieving family has filed a lawsuit against a yachting company and several other named defendants after their loved one jumped off the yacht and drowned in Biscayne Bay in March. The victim was one of 13 passengers aboard the yacht Victoria on March 18, 2023. While docked in the Bay, the 20-year-old victim… 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 »


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 »


Parents of 15-Year-Old Who Died in Boating Accident File Lawsuit

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The parents of a 15-year-old who died in a boat accident have filed a lawsuit against several parties including the driver of the boat. The 15-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene when the boat he was on was struck by another boat. The parents of the decedent allege that the operator of the… Read More »


Lawsuit Filed After Deadly Labor Day Boat Crash

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The parents of a survivor of a deadly Labor Day boat crash have filed a lawsuit against the parents of the girl who was celebrating her birthday. One person, a seventeen-year-old girl, died. Six others had to be taken to the hospital. The boat capsized after it was driven into a channel marker near… Read More »


Boat Accidents Spike Considerably in 2020

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Incidents related to boating deaths, accidents, and injuries all spiked considerably in 2020 when the U.S. was shut down for the pandemic. The Department of Homeland Security recently issued a report detailing that 767 people died in 2020 due to boating accidents. Another 3,191 were injured in boating accidents. These numbers are both significantly… Read More »


Top Dangers for Miami Snorkelers

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Snorkeling is one of Florida’s great aquatic pastimes, with thousands of Floridians and tourists taking to the open water each year. Like any other sporting activity, however, snorkeling carries certain risks. These are risks that the public and tourism companies, in particular, must keep in mind. At the office of Michael F. Guilford, P.A.,… Read More »


Top 5 Reasons for Boat Fires

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Each year, thousands of pleasure boats and commercial ships catch fire. Many of these go relatively unreported in the news. Unless someone is killed, or it is a famous mega yacht, it’s rare to hear about it. However, BoatUS has compiled a list of some of the most common reasons for boat fires in… Read More »


What You Should Know About Personal Watercraft Insurance

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

If you own a personal watercraft or any type of boat, you need insurance. Florida law doesn’t require you to carry insurance on your watercraft the same way it does your car, but this doesn’t mean you should forgo insurance for your boat. Here are some key considerations when shopping for boater insurance. What… Read More »

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