MIAMI – A Georgia couple alleges that the husband lost a finger after a door on a cruise ship closed on his hand.
Mark Horne and Julie Martin-Horne filed a complaint on May 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division against Carnival Corp., doing business as Carnival Cruise Lines, alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on June 20, 2015, Horne experienced severe pain and lost one of his fingers when a metal door slammed shut on his right hand. The plaintiffs hold Carnival Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide adequate warning to plaintiff about the condition of the metal door and generally the dangerous condition of the premises.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory, incidental, consequential damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by J. Rice Ferrelle Jr. of Ferrelle Burns PA in Jacksonville Beach and John E. Suthers and D. Adam Harper of Savannah, Georgia.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division Case number 1:16-cv-21842-JLK