Maritime Law

Jones Act Shipping | Law of the Sea | LaBovick Law Group
January 2, 2019 in

What Is the Purpose of the Jones Act?

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria tore into Puerto Rico; the Category 4 monster made landfall with 155-mph winds. It was the third-strongest storm to hit the US and the strongest to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years. Maria left a trail of destruction: roads, bridges, homes, and businesses were obliterated. Residents...
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Cruise Ship Crimes | #MeToo Stories | LaBovick Law Group| Florida Attorneys
November 1, 2018 in

#MeToo Stories Reveal Untold Cruise Ship Crimes

When many people think of a cruise, they think of relaxation, vacation, and pure enjoyment. It's rare that they think of a high crime rate and sexual assault. Yet for many vacationers, maritime injury crimes do happen, and increasingly often, #MeToo stories are coming out of “dream vacations” from across the world. Why Is...
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Maritime Laws and Regulations | What Is Maritime Law | LaBovick Law Group
October 17, 2018 in

Does Maritime Law Apply to Rivers and Lakes?

Tragedies like the 2018 duck boat accident on Missouri’s Lake Table Rock are not only striking reminders of the need for extreme caution on the waterways, they highlight an often misunderstood and highly complex area of the law. Federal maritime laws and regulations govern activities on navigable waters. Does this include rivers and lakes?...
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September 13, 2018 in

How Maritime Law Could Affect the Duck Boat Accident Lawsuit

On July 19, 2018, 31 people set out on a duck boat tour, hoping for an afternoon of sightseeing and fun aboard the amphibious vessel. Among them were members of the Coleman family, including four children, aged one, two, seven, and nine, a retired teacher and his teenaged son, two fun loving couples, and...
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Jones Act Lawyer | Maritime Workers' Compensation | LaBovick Law Group
July 31, 2018 in

Crew Member Accidents and Injuries on Ships

When you think of dangerous jobs at sea, does Deadliest Catch come to mind? Definitely! Besides a terrific watch, the show underscores the danger that commercial crabbers and fishermen face every day. But they’re not the only ones in jeopardy: working around or aboard any vessel — whether a cargo ship, tanker, yacht, ferry,...
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Summer Safety Tips for Boating | LaBovick Law Group
July 19, 2018 in

7 Summer Safety Tips for Boating

There is no better place to spend the dog days of summer than on a boat. Lucky for visitors and residents of the Sunshine State, Florida is known for its endless summer. Whether you are longing for a leisurely cruise or seeking some thrills and adventure, you’ll find ample opportunity for fun in the...
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Miami Boating Accidents | Boat Accident in Miami | LaBovick Law Group
May 30, 2018 in

Common Charter Boat Injuries and Incidents

Florida is a prime location for those who love fun in the sun. With beautiful weather year-round, and plenty of exciting waterways and stunning scenery to explore, it’s little wonder that the Sunshine State is a favorite destination for boaters. Whether you love fishing, snorkeling, diving, or simply catching some rays with friends and...
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Cruise Ship Injury Case
November 14, 2017 in

4 Quickest Ways to Lose a Cruise Ship Injury Case

If you're injured on a cruise ship, it's important that you take the appropriate actions to get the justice and compensation you deserve.  This video highlights the four quickest ways you can lose your maritime legal case. Here are the 4 quickest ways to lose a cruise ship injury case: 1. Failing to Get...
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Summer Boating Safety Tips
September 11, 2017 in

Summertime Boating Safety Tips

Summertime in Florida is the perfect time to get out on the water.  However, whenever there is more traffic, there is also the potential for disasters to happen. Staying safe on the water is everyone’s job. Below is a list of some suggestions to stay safe out on the water: Attend a boating safety...
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August 29, 2017 in

Maritime Case Process

If you have been injured on the water, contact a maritime lawyer right away.  The maritime case process consists of 11 steps that you'll want to get started on right away.  If you have been injured on a cruise ship, you must contact a Florida maritime lawyer.  After contacting our office, we have a...
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