MIAMI – A woman alleges she injured her knee because a water spill had not been properly cleaned up on a cruise ship.
Smothers filed a complaint on March 21 in the U.S. District Court for
the Southern District of Florida against Carnival Corp., doing business
as Carnival Cruise Lines, alleging negligence.
According to the
complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 4, 2016, while she was
aboard defendant's vessel the Carnival Dream as a paying passenger, she
sustained severe bodily injury, including a meniscal tear of her right
knee that required surgery, when she accidentally slipped and fell on a
puddle of water that a staff of the defendant failed to clean up
The plaintiff holds Carnival Corp., doing business as
Carnival Cruise Lines, responsible because the defendant's staff
allegedly failed to properly, adequately and/or completely clean up the
spilled water, and failed to warn plaintiff and other invitees of the
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and
seeks judgment for damages against the defendant, and for such other
relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Daniel M. Grissom
of Stabinski & Funt PA in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-21063