As expert personal injury lawyers, we have years of experience in successfully dealing with accident at work, road accident and hit and run insurance claims. Our job is to help people receive the compensation they deserve after being involved in an accident that wasn’t their fault.
Between the slips and falls at work and the car crashes on the road, you sometimes get some truly strange claims that can only been chalked up as being ‘really bad luck.’
Luckily we’ve never had to deal with anything too bizarre but there have been plenty of them around the world. Here are some of the strangest and most unusual accident claims ever recorded.
The Budweiser Beer Goggles
Back in 1991, an American man decided that he wanted to try put in an accident claim against the beer company Budweiser. After watching an advert in which it claimed that bikini clad women would be attracted to a man who drank Budweiser, he was severely traumatised to find that out that it wasn’t true. He said Budweiser had caused him emotional stress and psychological trauma. Unfortunately, his claim didn’t go very far.
Liebeck V McDonalds
The 1994 claim against fast food giants McDonalds is probably the most famous compensation claim to ever take place. Ms Lieback, an American lady, was putting her seatbelt on in her car after buying a coffee from McDonalds. She rested the cup between her legs for a second but was seriously burnt when the boiling hot contents slipped from the cup and went all over her legs. She won the case after the jury decided that McDonalds were 80% to blame – the warnings on the cup weren’t sufficient enough, the coffee was ridiculously hot and over 700 reports for the same thing had already been filed against them.
An American man was awarded 10 million dollars in compensation back in 2011, after a portaloo he was using exploded with him inside. The man had gone into the cabin to light a cigarette, unaware that there was a broken pipe that was leaking methane. The cigarette caused it to ignite – taking everything with it. Luckily he escaped with his life.
We hope that you never have to find yourself in a situation in which you are really hurt but if you do have an accident that wasn’t your fault, please don’t hesitate to contact us. As personal injury lawyers, we will be more than happy to discuss your options when making a claim.
You can give us a call on 0800 0443 495 and a member of our expert team will be happy to answer any questions that you have.