Over the years, most people have heard of some major lawsuits against cruise ships. There are certain regulations that these ships must maintain and, if they don’t do so, they can be sued. Usually, these lawsuits involve adults who are hurt while on a ship. Some even involve guests that have been assaulted while on-board one of the luxury liners. Sadly, some recent cases have involved children who are hurt or killed while on their boats.
While not all of these cases have been lumped into a class action lawsuit, that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. Most recently, this past month, we’ve seen the parents of 18-month old Chloe Wiegand file suit against Royal Caribbean.
The parents of the small child that were killed while on a Royal Caribbean ship in Puerto Rico have filed suit within the last thirty days. Their daughter was playing in one of the ship’s many pools where her grandfather was watching her. She went up to play on one of the ship’s windows. Her grandfather thought there was glass in the window but there was not.
The toddler fell about 150 feet and died as a result of her injured. Her grandfather, Salvatore Anello, had been charged with negligent homicide but there’s no guarantee these charges will stick.
The attorneys for the victim’s families have argued that the ship failed to provide adequate warnings. They also claim that Royal Caribbean did not meet the regulations regarding windows on cruise ships. They argue that Chloe Wiegand’s death was 100% preventable.
If your loved one is injured in any kind of boating accident or cruise ship, call and talk to our boating accident attorneys right away.