MIAMI — A Carnival Cruise Lines passenger is suing the Panamanian corporation for alleged negligence resulting in a disembarkation injury.
Gaby Pujol filed a federal lawsuit on Jan. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Carnival Corporation, doing business as Carnival Cruise Lines, citing negligence aboard the defendant’s vessel, the Conquest.
According to the claim, Pujol was disembarking from the Conquest on March 25, 2015, using a ramp and/or gangway from the ship to the dock, when she slipped and fell. The plaintiff, a paying passenger, claims that the ramp was inexcusably wet and slippery, an alleged direct result of the defendant’s negligence.
Pujol claims no agents or employees of the defendant were present in the disembarkation area prior to the incident, and no employees took steps to warn her of the hazardous surface. Upon returning home, the plaintiff was examined by an orthopedic surgeon, who allegedly diagnosed her with a tear of her left medial meniscus, a lumbar spine sprain and left hip sacroiliitis. Pujol claims to have suffered extensive injuries and sustained medical costs for care and treatment of such injuries.
Pujol demands judgment, medical costs, interest and attorneys’ fees. She is represented by David H. Pollack and Sean Comroe of The Law Office of David H. Pollack LLC in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-20165-MGC