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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 »


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 »


Salvage Numbers Continue to Climb After Hurricane Irma

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

After Hurricane Irma blasted its way through Florida, government officials and salvage crews have recovered approximately 1,500 vessels, according to an article by the Sun Sentinel. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that cleaning up boat accidents and damage after the hurricane has rung up $12.5 million in costs thus far. The final cost is… Read More »


The National Transportation Safety Board’s Safer Seas Digest

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is a federal agency that investigates accidents within the major modes of transportation, including aviation, railroad, highway, pipeline and maritime accidents. After conducting a thorough investigation, the NTSB determines the likely cause of the accident. The NTSB also provides a recommendation for future safety and avoidance of similar… Read More »


Airboat Accident in Alligator-Ridden Area Results in Two Deaths

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A devastating airboat accident near Cocoa, Florida, resulted in injuries for two men and wrongful death of two others, according to an article by USA Today. The airboat capsized in dangerous waters with a lot of alligator activity. The airboat accident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the River… Read More »


Ancient Shipwreck Found Near Cape Canaveral

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Discovery of an ancient shipwreck off the coast of Jacksonville sparked a legal battle between a treasurer hunter and the Republic of France, according to an article by The Florida Times-Union.  A private salvage and treasure hunting company located the shipwreck and filed a claim for ownership. The Republic of France asserted a legal… Read More »


How Does Florida Deal with Boat Accidents?

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Today we will explore how Florida law addresses boat accidents. Given that Florida has more registered boats than any other U.S. state, it is extremely important for Florida citizens to have a firm grasp on boating laws. Furthermore, consider that a report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) detailed 737 boat… Read More »


Accidents Resulting from Boating Under the Influence

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Nationally, fatalities caused by boaters under the influence have increased, causing needless tragedy and wreckage of families. In one heartbreaking example, five years ago, a New York mother lost her husband — and two young children lost their father — when he was killed by a drunk boater. For five years now, she says… Read More »


Where Does My Compensation Come From?

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

It is no secret that injuries caused by jet skis, motor boats, fishing vessels, and other watercraft cost a lot. While it is crucial to work with an attorney when you get injured, there are certain limitations that must be accounted for, such as the negligent party’s insurance policy or the value of their… Read More »


Was the Operator Intoxicated?

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

A surprisingly high number of boating and water vessel accidents are caused by alcohol. Whether you were injured by a drunk jet ski driver, an intoxicated fishing boat captain, or a drunk cruise ship employee, your injuries may be compensable under a personal injury claim. Call a Miami maritime accident attorney to get started… Read More »

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