Parents sue Carnival
THE parents of a Brisbane boy who fell from gangway in 2008 have lodged papers in the Brisbane Surpreme court to sue Carnival Corporation. William Lawson who was 4 at the time allegedly slipped on the boat while it was docked in Port sila, falling 5m onto a concrete dock and fracturing his skull. His parents are putting forward the case that the steel wires beneath the handrail were too high to stop a child from falling. The family’s lawyer said the case may need to be put on hold until William is 20 as his brain damage from the fall may take that long to become evident. Close to $1m in damages are being sought by the family.