ORLANDO — Two New York passengers are suing Disney Cruise Line, alleging the defendant's negligence led to injuries for one of the plaintiffs. 

H.S., a minor, by and through her natural parent and legal guardian, Matthew Sames of Saratoga County, New York, filed a lawsuit Oct. 31 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Orlando Division against Magical Cruise Company Limited, doing business as Disney Cruise Line, alleging failure to exercise standard care.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 3, 2015, the minor H.S. was traversing the marble flooring on her motorized wheelchair aboard the defendant's cruise ship Dream. The suit says the child suddenly "went flying" over the marble step-down because she was unable to see the unmarked step-down in her path due to the deceptive nature of the flooring pattern.

The lawsuit states H.S. sustained severe personal injuries, including a head injury, right eye contusion and a fracture. 

The plaintiffs allege Disney Cruise Line failed to inform guests with special needs about the areas that are not safely accessible to them, failed to convert all common areas as special needs accessible, and failed to inspect and maintain premises in a safe condition for all passengers.

The plaintiffs seeks trial by jury, damages of at least $75,000, interest, costs of court and other relief that is justly entitled. They are represented by attorneys Frank D. Butler and James S. Curtis of Pinellas Park.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Orlando Division Case number 16-cv-01895

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