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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 »


Fighting for Compensation for Alcohol-Related Injuries on Cruise Ships

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Cruises are supposed to be fun. In fact, one of the biggest attractions is the prospect of decadent food, lavish state rooms, and well, alcohol. Just like any resort vacation, a lot of entertainment is built around an atmosphere and culture of alcohol. But what happens when cruise ship staff continue serving a person… Read More »


Top Five Cruise Ship Injuries

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

This year, thousands of Americans will board cruise ships in search of romantic, stress-free getaways. They will head to exotic ports, like the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America. Some head north for colder climates, like Alaska, while some will be heading to Greenland to view polar ice caps and arctic wildlife, before they disappear. … 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 »


Cruise Ship Buffet Infects 200 Passengers with Severe Gastrointestinal Sickness

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

There could be a deluge of passenger claims for a large cruise ship, after their bottomless buffet infected approximately 200 passengers with horrific bouts of vomiting and diarrhea, according to an article by FOX News. The cruise ship in question took approximately 6,000 passengers on a trip to Singapore. Approximately two weeks after leaving… Read More »


Congress Tackles Sexual Assault on Cruise Lines

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Congress is taking aim at increasing problems with cruise ship sexual assault, according to an article by the Miami New Times. Aiming to improve passenger safety on cruise lines, the Cruise Passenger Protection Act (CPPA) also details specific regulations for sexual assault that occurs on cruise ships. The CPPA has bipartisan support in the… Read More »


Miami Cruise Line Sued for Jamaican Tour Bus Accident

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Passengers injured on a shore excursion in Jamaica are suing the Miami-based cruise line that organized the trip, according to an article by the Miami Herald. The passengers in question were on a five-day cruise from Port Everglades. The cruise featured a shore excursion in Jamaica, including stops at Dunn’s River Falls and Dolphin… Read More »


Illness Caused by Unsanitary Cruise Ship

By Michael F. Guilford, P.A. |

Many people save and plan for a cruise ship vacation for months or even years. While you may have looked forward to your cruise vacation during the dreary winter months back home and pinched pennies to make it happen, the same thing can happen on that exact cruise–penny pinching, only it is on the… 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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