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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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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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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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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Coalition of Marine Experts Finds Wreckage of ‘Chilean Titanic’

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Scientists have finally unraveled the mystery of  a 95-year-old boat accident that resulted in the death of approximately 400 people, according to an article by Fox News. Nicknamed the “Chilean Titanic,” the Itata set sail in August 1922 with approximately 400 passengers aboard.  After sailing,  the Itata got caught in a horrific storm and… Read More »

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