Boating & Cruise Ship Accidents 

Florida is known worldwide as a top location for boating, as well as potentially having the highest number of boating accidents. Every year, thousands of passengers are injured on boats, cruise ships, excursions, and tenders.

Boat and cruise ship operators are bound by many regulations but often ignore them, resulting in serious injuries.

  • A person you know drowned after falling overboard 
  • You fell on a wet deck or tripped and suffered an injury
  • You were assaulted by another passenger or crew member
  • You suffered food poisoning on the ship. 

Negligence may include but not be limited to:

  • Failure to follow rules regarding maximum number of passengers 
  • The driver doesn’t know how to safely operate the boat 
  • Operator distraction such as texting, paying attention to others in the vessel, tending to the radio, etc. 
  • Boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol 
  • Speeding and reckless driving 
  • Failure to follow Coast Guard regulations such as maintaining the vessel, and safety equipment.

Under Florida’s boating accident laws, victims or family members of victims involved in boating accidents may be able to pursue a claim for compensation when any type of negligence caused the boat accident and related injuries.

Injuries sustained in yachting or boating accidents are often devastating, with life-long repercussions. At Whitehead Law Group, we have represented many victims with such accidents, and understand what is required to win these types of claims.

Let us help you pursue your claim, while you put your focus on recovering from your injuries.  Your main concern should be your own health and wellbeing. Our attorneys will work to gather the evidence necessary to build you case and help you recover the maximum money you are entitled to receive for your injuries, losses, and damages. Discover the difference our legal assistance can make in your boating accident claim.

    Professional Testimonials

    John P. Murray, Esq.

    Kevin Whitehead, Esq. of South Florida’s Whitehead Law Group is, bar none, one of the top personal injury and PIP attorneys that I know of in our legal community.  His success rate is off-the-charts, and his primary goal has always been to maximize recovery for his clients.

    He is one of the only attorneys I know that represents a case from beginning to end. This means, he will not only make the claim and litigate the matter to a final verdict; he wiil, if required, handle its appeal.  I am glad to not only call him my friend but also a fellow lawyer in this community.

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    Michael A. Haggard, Esq.

    I’ve known Kevin Whitehead since we were classmates together at the University of Miami, School of Law.  His reputation in the community among lawyers and Judges, as one of the top trial lawyers in Miami-Dade County, is well documented and well deserved. I am glad to consider him not only as a friend, but also as a trusted lawyer in the areas of his practice. 
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    Ada B. Pozo, Esq.

    I have known Kevin Whitehead, Esq. for several years.  When I was a Judge in Miami-Dade County, he was regularly in front of the Court, arguing cases on behalf of his clients.  I can attest that he always came prepared and was one of the top lawyers before the Court in personal injury protection.

    Now that I am in the private sector handling immigration cases, I have worked in conjunction with Mr. Whitehead on some of the cases he has sent to my office.  I consider Mr. Whitehead an asset to both the legal field and the community.

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    John H. Hickey, Esq.

    I’ve known Kevin Whitehead now for over 20 years and his passion and motivation for his clients is bar-none in the percentile for lawyers in the Miami-Dade County community.  I am proud to consider him not only a colleague but also a friend.  He has been trying cases for over 25 years and his record is impressive.

    In addition, he is well known for providing pro bono legal assistance to those in need of an attorney, and serves as an active participant in Lawyers for Children America in Miami, and for Dade Legal Aid Put Something Back. 

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    Spencer M. Aronfeld, Esq.

    I have known and worked with Kevin Whitehead, Esq., for over 25 years.  I can easily say, hands down, that he is one of the most tenacious litigators we have in Miami-Dade County.  He has focused his entire career on representing people who have claims against insurance companies.  

    In the courtroom, I can attest that he always comes prepared and ready to argue his case and represent his clients to the fullest extent possible.  Not only does he take on difficult cases, but his success rate is off the charts.

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