MIAMI – A woman alleges she had to leave a cruise early to obtain medical treatment needed because of a fall on the ship.
Hill filed a complaint on March 10 in the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of Florida against Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD
According to the complaint, the plaintiff
alleges that on Dec. 5, 2016, she fell because of a slippery surface on
the deck near the Allure of the Seas' flowrider attraction. She alleges
she sustained a severe fracture to her left ankle, aggravated a
herniated disc in her lumbar spine, suffered from physical impairment
and/or disability, mental anguish, and the loss of capacity for the
enjoyment of life, and had to fly home early to obtain emergency medical
The plaintiff holds Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD
responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to ensure that the
deck is kept in a reasonably safe condition, failed to conduct timely
and routine inspections of the deck area, and failed to post appropriate
slip hazard warnings at the bleacher area.
requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, damages,
prejudgment and post-judgment interest, attorneys’ fees, and costs. She
is represented by Farris J. Martin III and James W. Stroup of Stroup
& Martin PA in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-20922