Tag Archives: Miami Maritime Lawyers
5 of the Most Dangerous Maritime Jobs in America
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 »
Congress Tackles Sexual Assault on Cruise Lines
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 »
Liquefied Natural Gas Technology is Coming to JAXPORT
A Jacksonville-based shipping company is rolling out a new line of ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to an article by American Shipper. With the arrival of new technology in the marine shipping world, there will be implications for seamen’s rights. But before we delve into the law, we need to explore… Read More »
Where Does My Compensation Come From?
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?
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 »
Reporting an Accident, Hit and Run Boating Accidents, and Other Seldom-Known Maritime Laws
The recent death of two Fort Lauderdale boaters, and the injury of a third, reminds all of us here in South Florida that the open ocean is never a truly safe and sound place. And, when other boaters are added into the mix, accidents are bound to happen. But what are the laws surrounding… Read More »
Even safety protocol and life saving equipment can cause cruise ship injuries and deaths when the proper care and attention are not given, or when equipment fails due to poor construction, manufacturing, or maintenance. Such was the case of a 2016 tragedy aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, the Harmony of the Sea. Late… Read More »