The following is a recap of a complaint we recently filed on behalf a client who was injured after falling on a Carnival Cruise Ship. While the following is a write-up from the Florida Record, the details of the complaint are public.
Wet, water-laden or slippery floors can happen in many areas of a cruise ship. The pool and hot tub areas are certainly areas where standing water can be hazardous. But water can also be found at the bottom of staircases on deck, or on the stairs themselves.
They can be found in bar areas, restaurants and any passageways leading too and from the pool areas. Ensuring safety is not always easy and cruise lines do generally work to make sure their decks are hazard free. However, there are times when wet floors lead to injury and passengers potentially have the ability sue a cruise line for negligence.
Charlotte Mingee filed a complaint on April 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Carnival Corp. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 8, 2016, she slipped and fell due to the wet and slippery floor on the defendant’s ship Breeze. The plaintiff holds Carnival Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to put up warning signs to warn the plaintiff of the slippery floor and failed to maintain the deck in a reasonably safe condition.
The plaintiff seeks judgment for damages, interest and other relief deemed just and appropriate. She is represented by Jennifer C. Thompson of Waks & Barnett PA in Miami.
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