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Royal Caribbean passenger sues for $10 million after the breaking of the pelvis during the 20-foot trampoline

Casey Holladay filed suit against Royal Caribbean for negligence with regard to the facts that occurred during a cruise on Feb. 9.
(Royal Caribbean)

A Royal Caribbean passenger is suing the cruise line for $10 million, after he broke his pelvis in a 20-foot fall from the Sky Pad bungee trampoline on board the Mariner of the Seas ship. The Washington man allegedly suffered permanent injuries and disabilities as a result of the incident.

On March 12, Casey Holladay filed suit against the Miami-based Royal Caribbean for negligence with regard to the facts that occurred during a cruise on Feb. 9, Business Insider reports. According to NBC 6, the 25-year-old man looked from the “wonderful experience” to try the Sky Trail attraction during the cruise, which he did with his girlfriend.

The 25-year-old man looked from the “wonderful experience” to try the Sky Trail attraction (on the photo) during the cruise, which he and his girlfriend, but I never could predict what would happen.
(Royal Caribbean)

Billed as an “out-of-this-world bungee trampoline experience,” Sky Path adventurers strap into a harness with bungee cords on each side to jump and bounce, according to the official web page. Soon after Holladay tied up in the attraction, and rose up, his armor unexpectedly “snapped 20 feet above the ground,” in free-fall it to the hard surface of the floor next to the trampoline, per Insider.

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“I felt the impulse release of my body that I do not is held by nothing more. When I hit all I really remember is the hit and the noise and the fear,” Holladay told NBC of the accident. “It’s kind of one of the few moments that your life changes in the blink of an eye.”

The cruise line has shortened the journey to Holladay back to Miami and the man spent nine days in the hospital, undergoing multiple surgeries for his broken pelvis and treatment dislocated shoulder. The man is now relegated to the use of a walker and a wheelchair for the time being, according to the outlet.

Holladay is said to have suffered “disability and permanent injury” as a result of the event, reports.

Holladay is said to have suffered “disability and permanent injury” as a result of the event, reports.
(Royal Caribbean)

The victim has enlisted the maritime lawyer Brett Rivkind in his case against the cruise line.

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“He suffered a very serious debilitating injuries,” the lawyer told NBC 6. “This is a life-changing accident that never should have happened.”

“These are activities that were designed to be operated on the land by the experienced amusement park operators,” Rivkind continued. “[The Royal Caribbean staff members] really do not have the experience to make a good analysis of the security risks of putting these types of activities on a cruise ship.”

Forward, Holladay is in physical therapy and seeing a psychologist for depression in relation to the accident, according to The Sun-Sentinel.

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Although representatives of the cruise line didn’t immediately return Fox News’ request for additional comment on the story, a rep told the Herald that the company could not comment on ongoing litigation.

“We operate all of our vessels safely, professionally and responsibly,” spokesman Owen Torres told the outlet.

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