Princess Cruises Lawsuit After Passenger Injury During Crew Maintenance – A lawsuit was filed against Princess Cruises on May 23, 2018. The lawsuit alleges, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, Gerald P. Lawlor II, from San Diego, California was on the private balcony of his room on the Grand Princess, Stateroom D-321, located on Dolphin Deck.
“As Lawlor was on his balcony (see similar balcony video below), Defendants and their agents were performing maintenance on the 14th Floor of the exterior of the vessel. As Defendants and their agents worked, they negligently caused heavy metal debris to fall from the 14th Floor to the rooms and balconies below. As Lawlor stood on his balcony he was struck on the back of the neck by heavy metal debris from the 14th Floor, causing him to suffer serious physical injuries.”
Cabin D-321 is a Mini Suite, approximately 323 sq ft. including balcony, with two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed, has a walk-in closet, vanity, bathroom with tub and shower, as well as a spacious living room with sofa and armchair.
The lawsuit alleges, “As a direct and legal result of the incident alleged herein, Lawlor suffered severe physical injury to his body, including, but not limited to, bruising, contusions, and orthopedic injuries to his cervical spine, all of which injuries have caused and continue to cause physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and thereon alleges, that some or all of his injuries will result, and have resulted, in permanent damage, disability, pain, and suffering.”
Lawlor seeks damages against Princess Cruises in “reasonable amounts, consistent with proof at trial and in excess of the jurisdictional limits of this Court, as follows:
1. For special damages including, but not limited to, medical expenses, past and future, according to proof, and a refund of expenses paid for the cruise
on which Plaintiff was injured, according to proof;
2. For general damages, including, but not limited to, past and future pain and
suffering and emotional distress, according to proof;
3. For prejudgment interest;
4. For all costs of suit; and
5. For such other relief as the Court may deem just and proper.”
Grand Princess departed San Francisco for a 10-day Alaskan cruise on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 1600 hours. The cruise ship then called at Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, before arriving at Tracy Arm Fjord at 0500 hours on June 3, 2017. Grand Princess left Tracy Arm Fjord at 1000 hours, sailing for Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Grand Princess has a capacity of 2590 passengers and 1150 crew, is 951-feet-long, has four swimming pools, nine dining venues, eight bars and lounges, a mid-ship piazza, spa and fitness studio, theatre, and many other amenities catering to people of all ages.
- Grand Princess Camera
- Grand Princess Live Cruise Ship Tracker
- San Francisco, California Cruise Port Schedule
- Gerald P. Lawlor II v Princess Cruises (pdf file)
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Video:Grand Princess Mini Suite Tour – Room D 211 (similar Dolphin Deck mini Suite)