A British fitness instructor, who was injured when he slipped and fell on a wet floor at a cruise ship spa, was awarded $9.5 million recently by a Miami-Dade Circuit Court jury. Danny Simpson, 42, who worked for Miami-based Steiner Transocean, sustained a back injury and became incontinent and impotent as a result of the fall in 2006. The Defendant – Steiner Transocean, which operated the spa on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Crown — has asked for a new trial or a reduction of the jury award.
The verdict included damages for economic losses, medical expenses and past and future pain and suffering. Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Lines previously settled out of court prior to the trial. Joseph J. Rinaldi Jr., who is with the firm of Downs Brill Whitehead in Miami, represented the Plaintiff and did a very good job.
Source: The Miami Herald