MIAMI – A Colorado woman alleges she injured her shoulder in a fall on a cruise ship.

Shari Ann Brown filed a complaint on Oct. 4 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 Nov. 2, 2015, while she was aboard defendant's vessel as a paying passenger, she tripped and fell over a fire door threshold. As a result of the incident, she alleges she suffered severe injuries to her right shoulder and pain and suffering, disability, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, hospitalization expenses, loss of earnings and aggravation of a previously existing condition. 

The plaintiff holds Carnival Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly mark the fire door threshold, failed to warn plaintiff of the tripping hazard and failed to inspect and correct a known unsafe condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, compensatory damages in the amount of $500,000, interest and costs. She is represented by Jacob J. Munch and Catherine M. Saylor and Catherine M. Saylor of Munch and Munch PA in Tampa.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-24220

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Miami, FL 33178

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