MIAMI — A passenger has filed a claim against Carnival Corp. after she allegedly tripped and fell over an uneven floor onto a deck, fracturing her shoulder and requiring surgery, then physical therapy.
Carolyn Phillips filed a complaint on Aug. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division, against Carnival Corp., doing business as Carnival Cruise Lines Inc., alleging that the cruise ship company failed to properly maintain the floor of its vessel in a relatively safe manner for passengers.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 14, 2015, she sustained physical injuries severe enough to require surgery. The plaintiff holds Carnival Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly allowed an unreasonably high threshold on their vessel that was unmarked and improperly lit.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for damages in excess of $75,000, interest and all legal fees in excess of $75,000, exclusive of interests and costs. She is represented by Paul M. Hoffman of Hoffman Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division, case number 1:16-cv-23476-DPG