26

Jul

Filing a Claim for a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) After a Maritime Accident

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have serious consequences. Even concussions—which are classified as “mild” TBI—can be expensive and have long-term effects, while “moderate” and “severe” TBI can impact all aspects of your life.Ou...

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26

Jul

What Happens After a Death on a Cruise Ship?

Deaths on cruise ships are more common than most people realize. While the cruise lines work hard to avoid negative publicity following deaths onboard, statistics show that hundreds of people tragically lose their lives on cruises every year.If you have lost a loved one on a cru...

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26

Jul

Who is Responsible for a Dock Accident?

For experienced boaters and yacht captains, docking is second nature. But, for those who are less confident in their abilities, docking and undocking can be the most stressful parts of a day on the water. Accidents at public boat docks and marinas caused by inexperience are fairl...

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26

Jul

In a Boat Collision, Who is to Blame?

Boat collisions happen every day in harbors, bays, rivers and other bodies of water all over the world. While determining who is to blame will be fairly obvious in some cases, in others, determining liability requires a comprehensive understanding of the circumstances involved an...

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26

Jul

What to Do if You Were Injured in a Tour Boat or Charter Vessel Accident

When you take a boat tour or schedule a charter, you expect to have a fun, relaxing and safe day on the water. You expect the tour or charter company to put your experience first, and you expect to go home with photos and fond memories.Unfortunately, this doesn't always hap...

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26

Jul

Florida Personal Watercraft (PWC) Accident Statistics and Regulations

Jet skis and other personal watercraft (PWC) are extremely popular in Florida. According to data from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), there are more than 164,000 registered PWCs in the state. Unfortunately, this means that there are lots of PWC accide...

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26

Jul

What Florida’s Boating Regulations Mean for Your Rights After an Accident on the Water

Boating is a year-round activity in Florida. From Jacksonville to the Florida Keys, recreational boaters are a constant presence on the state's coastal waterways—and this unfortunately means that accidents on the water are a regular occurrence.The Florida Fish and Wil...

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26

Jul

10 Tips for Swimming Pool Safety

Spring is just around the corner, and in the warmer parts of the U.S., that means that it's nearly time to go swimming. While swimming can be fun, it can also be dangerous, and tragically, both children and adults lose their lives in swimming pool accidents each year. To pr...

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26

Jul

What Happens in Cruise Ship Arbitration?

When you buy a ticket for a cruise, you agree to various terms and conditions. On most cruise lines, these terms and conditions include consent to binding arbitration. While most cruise passengers never have to worry about what this means, if you've been injured on a cruise...

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26

Jul

7 Mistakes to Avoid When You Have a Jones Act Claim

If you work on a boat, ship or floating rig, you can seek benefits under the Jones Act when you get injured on the job. The Jones Act is a federal law that applies specifically to maritime and offshore workers, and it provides protections when state workers' compensation la...

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