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).
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.