A woman in another state recently decided to take legal action against Carnival Corporation, which does business as Carnival Cruise Lines. She claimed that she slipped and fell on one of the company’s ships during a cruise. If a business in West Virginia fails to keep up its property properly and a customer is injured as a result of its dangerous property conditions, the business may be held financially responsible for that customer’s injuries.
In the recent out-of-state case, the woman claimed she was on the Valor. However, as she was going down a stairway that was wet, she reportedly ended up slipping and fracturing her ankle. The stairway was located in the area near a Jacuzzi.
According to the plaintiff, the company did not put slip-resistant material on some parts of the stairs. The corporation is also being accused of not having its employees wipe up the water from the stairs beforehand. In addition, it did not warn its passengers about the potential slippery conditions in that area of the boat.
As part of her lawsuit alleging dangerous property conditions, the woman is seeking more than $75,000 in damages. A person in West Virginia who is injured because of a company’s failure to exercise a reasonable degree of care in maintaining its property has the right to file a premises liability suit, seeking the reimbursement of damages. A preponderance of the evidence is required to establish liability in a manner that pleases the civil court hearing the case. Only then will claims for financial damages be decided.
Source: flarecord.com, “Woman blames Carnival Cruise Lines for slip-and-fall injury“, Wadi Reformado, Dec. 22, 2016