MIAMI – A Norwegian Pearl passenger is suing its owner over allegations he was injured while on the cruise.
Richard Pittman filed a complaint on April 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against NCL (Bahamas) LTD, citing negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 12, 2015, he hurried to complete a task during a passenger activity in the Spinnaker Lounge on Deck 13, when he turned to his left, his head came into contact with a heavy metal cocktail table, causing a large gash on his forehead and a concussion. The plaintiff holds NCL (Bahamas) LTD responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to conduct a passenger activity in a reasonably safe manner, failed to have warnings of the dangers of participating in a passenger activity, failed to have proper supervision of a passenger activity, failed to have sufficient crew members conducting a passenger activity and failed to have a safe place to conduct a passenger activity.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for damages, prejudgment interest and costs. He is represented by Paul M. Hoffman of Hoffman Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-21207
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