Case involving allegedly slipped and fell on her disability access cabin bathroom NCL’s Norway Jewel cruise ship’s passengers. Petitions submitted in Federal Court in Miami, Florida said caused by pouring water into the bathroom floor was not reasonably smooth. Complaint goes on to claim that, when passengers walk into her cottage bathroom, she slipped and fell to an ankle injury. Passengers later sued, died and her husband, her estate administrator, was substituted as plaintiff.
To establish negligence claims under maritime law the plaintiff must prove that: (1) cruise lines owes the plaintiff’s responsibility; (2) the defendant breached this obligation; (3), the destruction is the cause of injury to the plaintiff, and (4) the plaintiff suffered damage. NCL asking the Court to dismiss the lawsuit argued, a reasonable jury found it was caused by the negligence of sliding and collapse. Under maritime law, hoping to find negligence risk of transient conditions, such as water on the floor, the plaintiff must prove that the cruise line knows or should have known of the condition, has had opportunities to correct before the accident. Cruise line believes that there was no evidence, its water notice on the bathroom floor or any conditions that may have led to the accident. Passenger’s husband argument against NCL, cruise line know the guest bathroom flooded in the past including proposed evidence in a prior report on the theme of the five bathrooms Truth About Six Pack Abs.