MORE UNUSUAL INSURANCE CLAIMS
Added on: 6th Jan 2015
A Virginia woman filed a claim against Cracker Barrel when she said
she found a mouse in her soup. Upon closer inspection by the restaurant
they determined that there was no cheese in the rodents lungs and
therefore the mouse was not cooked with the food.
The woman is now in jail for attempted extortion.
A jeweller in London tried to file a claim when a customer brought him a
£200 watch to fix. He accidentally ended up returning him a £10,000
watch but the insurance company decided he was on his own.
UP IN SMOKE
A clever lawyer bought a pack of cigars and had them insured
against all sorts of catastrophes including floods, storms,
and of course fire. A few months later he filed a claim saying his
cigars had all disappeared in a series of “small fires”.
The insurance company correctly assumed that he had smoked them
and told him to get lost. The judge however forced the insurance company
to pay up because they didn’t specify the type or size of fire in the contract.
A WET WEDDING
When the bride’s dress caught on fire the future husband
grabbed her and threw her into the Caribbean water. Although the
wedding didn’t really go as planned at least the insurance company was
willing to dish out for the dress.
An Indiana man driving home from Christmas shopping was behind a
car with a Christmas tree attached to the roof when all of a sudden
the tree slid off and came crashing through his windshield. The other
driver sped off and the police ended up telling him he might as well keep
the tree. A free tree and a brand new windshield…not a bad Christmas.
A man on vacation in Australia put in a claim on his car after a wild camel
supposedly kicked in the door. The insurance company was understandably
wary but after video evidence was produced they forked over the cash.
A safety training instructor was working with several trainees when
the elevator they were using for demonstrations got stuck. Although
the trainees got some real world experience they didn’t see it that way.
The insurance companies had to pay for the “mental anguish” they
suffered as a result of being exposed to what they were training for.
A North Carolina woman somehow managed to accidentally bake her
Nokia phone in her daughter’s birthday cake. The insurance
company declined to pay damages.