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Passenger sues Carnival Cruise Lines over alleged negligence

By The Florida Record | Feb 10, 2016

MIAMI — A Texas woman is suing Carnival Cruise Lines, which does business in Miami-Dade County, claiming she fell on wet stairs aboard the cruise ship Ecstasy and suffered permanent injuries.

Marni Skok filed suit on Feb. 9 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division, accusing Carnival Cruise Lines of alleged design defect, failure to warn and negligence and claiming that the defendant violated American National Standards Institute regulations by not installing slip-resistant flooring or properly secured carpeting on the stairs.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 10, 2015, she fell on a stairwell landing, hurting her right arm and suffering permanent and debilitating injuries. The plaintiff holds Carnival Cruise Lines responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to exercise reasonable care for the safety of its passengers.

The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for economic and non-economic damages, lost of wages, loss of the ability to earn money, loss of capacity to enjoy life, medical expenses, all court costs and interest and any other relief that the court may deem just or appropriate. She is represented by Robert L. Gardana of Robert L. Gardana, P.A. in Miami.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division Case number 1:16-cv-20471-JAL

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