July 15, 2019

While a community in Indiana is mourning the loss of 18 month-old Chloe Wiegard. Chole’s grandfather is happy the truth about what happened is finally coming out. The family was aboard the cruise ship Freedom of the Seas and grandfather and Chloe were visiting a child’s play area on the 11th floor of the ship. While playing Chloe fell through a window that was negligently left open by Royal Caribbean. Sadly Chloe fell to her death as a result.

The erroneous and initial media reports were the grandfather had been holding her out of a window, lost his grip and dropped the child. The family attorney Michael Winkleman reported the truth. “Chloe’s grandfather was playing with her in the kid’s water zone. Chloe wanted to bang on the glass like she did at her older brothers hockey games. Her grandfather thought there was glass just like everywhere else, but there was not, and she was gone in an instant.” Winkleman believes the cruise company is to blame. “The family needs answers as to why there would be an open window in a wall full of fixed windows in a kids play area. Why would you have the danger without any sign, notice or warning?”

Chloe’s father is a police officer in South Bend and the department issued a statement asking people to pray for the family. The family will reportedly remain in Puerto Rice while the incident is under investigation. Meanwhile, the community is offering sincere condolences to the family who is grappling with the sudden and tragic loss of their young daughter. Royal Caribbean Corporate Communications Manager issued the following statement “We are assisting local authorities in San Juan, PR, as they make inquiries after an incident aboard Freedom of the Seas. We do not have further information to share at this point” Our hearts go out to the family during this traffic time.

We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have almost 60 years of experience in our plaintiff’s only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We Can Help!






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