Carnival Sued $75,000 For Iron Burn

Cruise Laws: Carnival Cruise Line sued in $75,000 jury trial demand, against lawyer’s advice, when cruise ship passenger burns leg while ironing during cruise, lawyer quits.  #Cruise ship iron burn lawsuit case documents included. Kim Hunter v. Carnival Corp

Kim Hunter, from Irvington, New Jersey,  was sailing aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor on October 8, 2013.  Hunter went to the cruise ship launderette on deck 6.

Hunter waited for her turn to use an ironing board station and was using the hot iron on her first garment when the cruise ship “bounced in choppy seas” and the hot iron fell from the board.  The iron landed on her leg and she sustained a “disfiguring” burn, pan and suffering.

The Martime Injury Law Center in Hollywood, Florida, filed the lawsuit but wanted to end the relationship after they said their client failed to communicate with them in order to proceed. They filed papers, Motion to Withdraw as Counsel,  with the court to end their relationship with her.

Video: Carnival launderette