Denise Kaba, 53, was awarded $2.9 million in her personal injury case against Carnival Cruises. According to Kaba, she slipped and fell on Carnival’s pool deck, fracturing her right patella. Her injury required open reduction and internal fixation, and five other surgeries, including a patellar tendon replacement with a cadaver allograft. Kaba claimed she remains in pain, walks with a halting gait and requires a brace to walk. Kaba also alleged that as a result of her injuries she was unable to return to work.

When deciding liability in cases like the above, jurors often consider the following:

• Did the employees caused the spill or slippery surface?
•The employees should have known of the dangerous surface because a “reasonable” person taking care of the property would have discovered and fixed the problem.

If you have suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another, please call California Personal Injury Attorney, Todd M. Friedman for a free consultation at (877) 449-8898.