NEW ORLEANS – A Carnival cruise ship passenger alleges he was injured because of water that was left on a tile floor.

Trinity Martinez III filed a complaint on March 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Carnival Corp. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, plaintiff was a passenger and of defendant’s cruise ship, the Carnival Triumph. The plaintiff alleges that on April 7, 2016, while exiting the carpeted theater onto the tiled floor, he slipped and fell on the water and landed on his back. The plaintiff claims he incurred medical expenses, pain and inconvenience and mental anguish. The plaintiff holds Carnival Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to block off the walkway, failed to place warnings to passengers that the floor was wet and slippery and failed to wipe the water from the floor.

The plaintiff seeks damages in an amount reasonable in the premises, with legal interest and all costs of these proceedings. He is represented by John A. Venezia and Julie O'Shesky of Venezia & Associates APLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-02510

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