Lebron Case

A Case Study on Winning a Personal Injury Case

– Case Description

Plaintiff Edgardo Lebron, a first-time ice skater and first-time cruise
passenger, suffered breaks of all three of his ankle bones, called a trimalleolar
fracture, after he fell while ice skating aboard the Adventurer of the Seas, a cruise
ship operated by Defendant Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (RCCL).

TIMELINE

 

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2016

Fell and was injured Ice skating before dinner

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2016

He was later taken by air ambulance to a private hospital where they could not perform the appropriate surgery

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2016

Opted to return to his home island of Puerto Rico for surgery

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2017

Lebron filed action to recover for his injuries

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October 2018

The jury returned a verdict that allocated $667,000 to Lebron

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January 8, 2019

Mr.Lebron files his Appeal

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June 2020

Appelate court reinstates the verdict judgment and Lebron awarded $667,000 plus cost and injuries 

Final Result

In sum, the jury was entitled to find Royal Caribbean had constructive notice
of the gouge in the ice based on the following evidence presented at trial. First,
Royal Caribbean’s expert and employee explained it is important to maintain and
resurface the ice to prevent accident and injury. This establishes Royal
Caribbean’s general knowledge of the unsafe condition at issue—gouges in the ice.

Dollars Awarded

$667,000

Dollars Awarded

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