MIAMI — A former passenger has filed suit against Carnival Cruise Lines after she allegedly slipped and fell on a floor covered with a liquid.
Beverly Wimberly filed a complaint on Aug. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division, against Carnival Corp., doing business as Carnival Cruise Lines, alleging that the cruise ship company failed to keep the area near the ice machine free of any substance that could cause an accident to their passengers. The claim cites that alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 16, 2015, she sustained physical injuries when she fell due to a watery substance on the floor. The plaintiff holds Carnival Cruise Lines responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to inspect the ice machine for any leakage on the floor, place warning signs of a slippery floor and warn passengers of the risk for falling.
The plaintiff seeks damages, all medical expenses, lost earnings in the past and to be experienced in the future, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Paul A. Sack and R. Brandon Deegan of Paul A. Sack P.A. in Miami Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division, case number 1:16-cv-23412-CMA