The Florida Record Apr. 6, 2016, 6:47pm


MIAMI – A cruise passenger from New York has filed suit against the owners of the MSC Divina after she alleges she was injured after a fall.

Gylma Velandia filed a complaint on March 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against MSC Cruise S.A., MSC Cruises S.A. ad MSC Cruises (USA) Inc., citing negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 25, 2015, she was walking towards her assigned dining room, when she slipped and/or tripped and fell due to a foreign substance on the floor, causing her to suffer severe injuries. The plaintiff holds MSC Cruise S.A. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to require its crew members to wipe down wet and/or soiled areas; failed to warn passengers who would walk in said area; allowed an ongoing, recurring, continuous and/or repetitive problem to occur or to remain on the premises; and failed to maintain the area and the premises in a safe and reasonable condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant of more than $75,000, exclusive of interest and costs. She is represented by Carlos A. Velasquez and William R. Soler of Velasquez Dolan Arias PA in Plantation.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-60629

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