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Carnival Liberty passenger alleges injuries after slip and fall on ship

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 29, 2017

MIAMI – A Texas woman who traveled on the cruise ship the Carnival Liberty alleges she was injured when she slipped on the ship.

Katherine Bellingham filed a complaint on March 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division against Carnival Corp. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on April 26, 2016, she was severely injured when she slipped and fell on a wet, slippery and/or hazardous flooring surface utilized as a dance floor in the ship’s casino owned by the defendant. As a result, plaintiff alleges she sustained physical pain, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, disfigurement, aggravation of pre-existing conditions, and incurred medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Carnival Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to maintain the subject area in a clean and dry condition, failed to close off and/or place warning signs around the hazardous area, and failed to have a non-slip or non-skid flooring surface.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for all damages recoverable under the law against the defendant. She is represented by Jason R. Margulies and Jacqueline Garcell of Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman PA in Miami.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division Case number 1:17-cv-21105

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