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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

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