Personal Injury

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Personal Injury

  • Maritime Personal Injuries and Boating Accidents

    According to the 2008 Florida Boating Accident Statistical Report, Florida has the highest number of registered boating vessels in the United States.

  • Cruise Ship Litigation

    Modern cruise vessels are best viewed as floating hotels that transport their guests from exotic port to exotic port where the passengers stay a few hours for shopping, snorkeling

  • Seaman’s Claims and The Jones Act

    In 1920, the United States Congress passed the Jones Act which permitted a seamen injured in the course of his employment by the negligence of the ship owner, master, or fellow crew members to recover damages for his injuries.

  • The Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Act

    Modern cruise vessels are best viewed as floating hotels that transport their guests from exotic port to exotic port where the passengers stay a few hours for shopping, snorkeling

  • Diving Accidents and Diving Laws

    All aspects of Maritime activities have their own special laws and Scuba and free diving are no exception.

  • Scuba & Diving Law

    All aspects of Maritime activities have their own special laws and Scuba and free diving are no exception.

  • The Death on the High Seas Act

    When a seaman dies as a result of an employer’s negligence or because of an unseaworthy vessel, the worker’s family may file for benefits under the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA).

  • Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

    Ciguatera fish poisoning is endemic wherever coral reef fishes are a food source.

  • Maintenance and Cure

    Maintenance and Cure are both ancient maritime remedies for seamen who are injured while in the service of a ship or vessel and are owed to them under the law.

  • C.O.G.S.A.

    The bulk of maritime commercial activity involves carriage of goods. The most important document used in this type of transaction is the bill of lading.

  • L.H.W.C.A.

    Modern cruise vessels are best viewed as floating hotels that transport their guests from exotic port to exotic port where the passengers stay a few hours for shopping

  • Florida Boating Law

    The following state specific boating safety information must be incorporated into all boating safety course curriculums taught in Florida.

  • Admiralty Jurisdiction

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  • Limitation of Liability Act

    In 1851, the United States Congress enacted the Limitation of Liability Act.

  • Jones Act

    In 1920, the United States Congress passed the Jones Act which permitted a seamen injured in the course of his employment by the negligence of the ship owner, master

  • Photo Gallery and Maritime Disasters

    Photo Gallery

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