FORT LAUDERDALE – A passenger on the Grand Celebration is suing the vessel's owners alleging she was injured by a door in her cabin.
Anna L. Carroll filed a complaint on May 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Broward Division against Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line LLC alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 16, 2015, while she was using the bathroom in her cabin, a defective door slammed closed, causing her injuries to her right thumb. The plaintiff holds Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to exercise its duty to use reasonable care under the circumstances, failed to warn her of any unreasonably dangerous conditions, failed to take any remedial measures to insure that the door and its magnetic latch were working properly and failed to implement procedures requiring routine inspections of their premises.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for damages in excess of the minimal jurisdictional limits of the court, prejudgment interest and costs in this action and any further demands trial by jury. She is represented by Brandon L. Chase of Law Offices of Brandon L Chase PA in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Broward Division Case number 0:16-cv-61050