Fall from Ship Raises Premises Liability Concerns

Imagine enjoying yourself aboard an iconic ship only to suddenly plunge 100 feet into the chilly waters below. This is exactly what happened to a woman named Lisa Wallerstein nearly a year ago and she is now suing for negligence and premises liability.


Wallerstein was at an event which was hosted on the Queen Mary while it was docked in Long Beach, California. She was seated on the decking side of the railings and facing the Observation Bar when she attempted to reposition herself so that she could climb down the deck without needing to step on the anchor box. When she reached to grasp the railing, however, she lost her grip and toppled over the railing.


A Party Finally Being Held Accountable


At Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP we work with clients on premises liability cases to see that the parties who are responsible for any losses and injuries are being held accountable. This not only ensures that our clients receive fair and just compensation for their damages, but it also protects others from needing to endure the same pain and suffering.


Wallerstein filed a premises liability suit stating that she fell over the railing because of the unstable and inherently dangerous conditions which were present that day on the Queen Mary. What makes this case even more frustrating, however, is that those who manage the ship are allegedly aware of the dangers of the ship and have had similar incidents.


Common Premises Liability Cases


Our attorneys at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP, handle a variety of premises liability cases, many of which include:


  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Inadequate maintenance of premises incidents
  • Defective conditions on a property
  • Inadequate building security which results in injury or assault
  • Dog bites
  • Fires



Premises liability cases can be particularly tricky, as they require an in-depth understanding of everyone’s rights, and the need to gather the right evidence to best prove your case. It is why we recommend that anyone who is considering filing a premises liability case hires an attorney. This advices includes workplace incidents, particularly if the insurance company is unwilling to offer fair compensation for your injuries.


Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP offers free initial consultations to all individuals who may have a potential premises liability claims. One of our expert attorneys will be happy to sit down and discuss your claim, including its validity and how much compensation you may be able to receive.


Why not call us today to schedule your consultation at (310) 273-1230.