Industry giant Carnival reportedly
has agreed to pay $125,000 to a Texas woman who broke her leg during a recent
Miami’s CBS affiliate reports a
67-year-old Texan, Elizabeth Reimer, reached a settlement with the line on
Thursday over the incident, which occurred in April in Grand Cayman during a
cruise on the Carnival Conquest.
The news outlet says Ms Reimer fell
as she was stepping off a tender boat from the ship, and her leg was caught
between the boat and a Grand Cayman dock.
Ms Reimer told the TV station she
spent the rest of the cruise in a wheelchair. Upon her return, she filed a
negligence lawsuit against the line, the news outlet says.
“She required bolts and pins and
plates in her leg,” her attorney, Spencer Aronfeld, told the CBS affiliate.
Carnival notes in a statement that
medical insurance covered the woman’s medical bills from the Grand Cayman hospital
where she was treated and released after the incident, the news outlet says.