Police Arrest Boat Captain Who Caused Fatal September Maritime Crash

Police have arrested a man who was involved in a boating incident that left one person dead. WSVN.com reports that Miami police arrested Dean Michael Sealy and charged him with various criminal charges including vessel homicide, manslaughter, and leaving the scene of an accident. Police say that Sealy was operating a boat on September 17 when…

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What is the Death on the High Seas Act?

The DHOSA (Death on the High Seas Act) is an admiralty law that covers wrongful death occurring three or more miles away from the United States shoreline. Unlike other types of wrongful death cases, however, the DHOSA does not provide damages for pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and other non-economic considerations. If you have…

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27-Year-Old Man Killed in Haulover Inlet Boat Crash

A boat crash on Thursday resulted in a man being ejected from the vessel and going missing. Now, authorities have found the body of the missing victim, and have arrested the driver of the boat that crashed. NBCMiami.com reports that authorities took 53-year-old Dean Sealey into custody at approximately 3:00 a.m. Friday morning in the area…

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Award Winning Personal Injury Lawyer Jack Hickey

John (Jack) Hickey is an award-winning lawyer with years of experience both inside and outside of the courtroom. Fewer than 1% of the attorneys in Florida are board-certified. Mr. Hickey is double, both in civil trial and admiralty and maritime law. Watch the short video below to learn more about our founding attorney’s awards and…

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Hickey Law Firm Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America

Nobody fights harder. Nobody fights smarter. Nobody. Hickey Law Firm. ™ Hickey Law Firm, P.A. is proud to announce the recognition of our attorneys in “Best Lawyers in America”. Our lead trial attorney, John H. (Jack) Hickey has been recognized in the 27th edition of Best Lawyers in America © (2021) in 3 separate practice areas. And our associate…

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Royal Caribbean Rolls Out New Muster Drill Procedures

Anyone who has been on a cruise has participated in the muster drill in which crewmembers give passengers instructions on what to do in the event of a maritime emergency. These drills are required by law and are conducted in order to help ensure passenger safety. But despite its noble cause, the muster drill is…

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The Future of Cruising in Key West In Doubt As Ballot Measure Seeks to Eliminate Up to 95% Of Cruise Traffic

Key West residents will soon have the opportunity to decide on significantly reducing the prevalence of cruise ships calling on the tropical island city. Understandably, some residents are concerned that such a prohibition would significantly affect Key West’s economy. But others are eager to see the cruise ships go.  TheMaritimeExecutive.com reports that a set of…

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