Musician Blames Cruise Line for Injuries

   September 16, 2016 ,   Accidents

A man from California is suing Royal Caribbean, alleging negligence led to unsafe work environment which caused injuries to the plaintiff.

Gerald Dahir of Harbor City, California, filed a lawsuit August 15 in Galveston County District Court against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., alleging violation of the Jones Act and USA's General Maritime Law.

According to the complaint, on September 13, 2015, Dahir, a musician performing for a Royal Caribbean cruise on Radiance of the Seas, sustained injuries when his lower bunk bed gave way and broke. The suit says Dahir suffered serious and debilitating injuries to his right leg and right knee.

The plaintiff alleges RCI breached its duty to protect its employees, failed to hire competent master and/or crew, failed to properly secure the bunk bed, failed to provide a seaworthy vessel and failed and/or refused to provide maintenance and cure. Dahir says the cost of his injuries could reach more than USD 1 million.

Dahir seeks trial by jury, judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of the court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs of court, and all other relief to which he is justly entitled. He is represented by attorney Matthew D. Shaffer of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris LLP in Houston.

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