FORT LAUDERDALE — A passenger is suing Carnival Corporation, d/b/a Carnival Cruise Line, a cruise ship company, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Catherine Maranhao filed a complaint on Jan. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the defendant, alleging that the cruise line failed to keep the stairs aboard its vessel free of any foreign objects or defects that could cause a passenger to trip.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 23, she sustained physical injuries including a fracture when she tripped and fell down the stairs. The plaintiff holds Carnival Corporation, d/b/a Carnival Cruise Line, responsible because the defendant allegedly allowed a hazardous condition and failed to warn her about it.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages, medical expenses, all legal fees, interest, and any other relief as this court deems just. She is represented by Spencer Aronfeld, Lovecia Holmes-Oglesby and Jonathan D. Carvajal of Aronfeld Trial Lawyers in Coral Gables.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-20253-DPG

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