LOS ANGELES – A Texas man has filed a suit against a cruise line after a door amputated a finger.
Robert A. King filed a complaint on May 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Princess Cruise Lines LTD, doing business as Princess Cruises, and Does 1 through 20 alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was on the defendant's ship the Caribbean Princess and entering the bathroom of his assigned cabin when the door slammed and caused his left thumb to be amputated.
The plaintiff holds Princess Cruise Lines LTD and Does 1 through 20 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide a safe environment and failed to equip the bathroom door with a functioning closing mechanism.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks economic, noneconomic, general damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by William L. Banning, Kathryn L. Garrett and Rebecca Rojas of Banning LLP in Rancho Santa Fe.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:17-cv-04066-DDP-SK