MIAMI – (January 16, 2019) Miami-based Aronfeld Trial Lawyers has filed the first lawsuit (CASE NO. 19-cv-20213) in Federal Court on behalf of injured passengers onboard the Carnival Sunshine. The widely publicized cruise ship tilt that occurred on October 28, 2018 after the ship left Port Canaveral, FL not only caused widespread panic onboard – but resulted in serious injuries to some of its passengers.

“We are seeking a trial by jury in this case,” said the plaintiff’s attorney Spencer Aronfeld. “Carnival Cruise Line’s negligence caused our clients great bodily harm that is either permanent or continuing in nature. Through discovery, it is evident that Carnival violated the duty of care owed to its passengers. Its failure to maintain the electrical switchboard in a safe and reasonable manner caused the fin stabilizer malfunction, resulting in the ship tilting drastically to one side. Further, we feel that the Defendant had actual knowledge of the risk-creating conditions and failed to implement proper methods of inspection, which would have avoided the outcome.”

Due to Carnival’s negligence, multiple passengers have suffered severe bodily injury resulting in pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, hospital expenses, medical and nursing care treatment, lost wages and future loss of earnings. Plaintiffs seek a trial by jury and damages in excess of $75,000.00, exclusive of interest, costs and attorney’s fees.


Miami-based Aronfeld Trial Lawyers was established by Managing Partner and Board Certified Trial Lawyer, Spencer Aronfeld in 1991. The firm represents clients involved in serious injuries in the areas of Maritime Law, Automobile Accidents, Premises Liability, Cycling Accidents, Slip and Fall Incidents, Wrongful Death, Medical and Dental Malpractice, Product Liability, Workplace Injuries, Sexual Assault, and others. Every client receives the full benefit of our experience, our resources, and our commitment. The practice of personal injury law is our calling. We are a firm of high-profile, nationally recognized legal advocates who work for you, our client, never big business. All attorneys and staff members at the firm are bilingual speaking Spanish. To learn more, visit