MIAMI – A Liberty of the Seas passenger has filed suit against the cruise ship's owner alleging that he was injured while participating in an event on the ship.

Ron Goins filed a complaint on April 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Carnival Corp., doing business as Carnival Cruise Line, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 25, while he was attending the Quest Game in the ship’s ice skating arena, he was called down to the stage participate. The suit states he was seated in temporary aluminum seating, which was unreasonably close together, and his foot caught on one of the stations as he was attempting exit his row, causing him to fall forward down the stairs and suffered a shoulder injury which requires surgery. He alleges has suffered severe bodily injury resulting in pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of earnings and hospitalization and medical expense.

The plaintiff holds Carnival Cruise Line responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to eliminate the hazardous condition, failed to properly maintain and arrange and inspect the seating, and failed to properly train and supervise its crew such that such an incident could have been avoided.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for damages, loss of ability to earn money, all court costs, prejudgment and post-judgment interest and for any and all other relief which the court may deem just or appropriate. He is represented by Spencer Marc Aronfeld and Christopher Bailey of Aronfeld Trial Lawyers in Coral Gables.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-21368

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