Par­ents sue Car­ni­val

Cruise Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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