MIAMI – A child and her parents have filed suit against a cruise line after an incident at a ship's pool area.
MJ, a minor, by and through her parents and natural guardians, JJ and SJ, filed a complaint on Jan. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Carnival Corp., doing business as Carnival Cruise Line, alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in May 23, 2016, MJ suffered physical injuries when she was standing to exit a water slide and another child came down the slide and caused her to fall. The suit states the alleged incident caused MJ to fracture a tooth and broke the buccal plate.
The plaintiffs hold Carnival Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide adequate assistance and supervision to their passengers using the water slide.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages, medical expenses, all legal fees plus interest and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Spencer Aronfeld, Lovecia A. Holmes and Matthias M. Hayashi of Aronfeld Trial Lawyers in Coral Gables.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-20030-FAM