27 Oct Bizarre Personal Injury Claims You Won’t Believe
Bizarre Personal Injury Claims
People are strange creatures, there’s no doubt about that. But what do you get when you mix people with strange scenarios and an emergency trip to the hospital? What you get is some of the most Bizarre Personal Injury Claims in the course of human history.
When it Rains it Pours
A woman in Israel sued the local weatherman for making an inaccurate weather prediction. Now if I had a penny for every time that happened. The daily forecast predicted good weather all day long. However, he was wrong. It rained that day and the woman sued the television station claiming the inaccurate weather prediction caused her to dress too lightly that day resulting in a case of the flu. The flu caused her to miss work and spend money on medication to treat her sickness, as well as causing her personal distress. The result of this personal injury case? She won the case and received $1,000 in damages.
Fear Is No Factor Here
A man sued NBC hit show, Fear Factor for $2.5 million. Austin Aitken of Cleveland, Ohio, claimed he got nauseous upon watching contestants on the show eat rats for a challenge. While trying to run away from the TV, Aitken ran into a door resulting in head injuries. While courts have yet to clarify whether or not the TV was in fact chasing him during this occurrence, the judge deemed his lawsuit frivolous and warned him against appealing. The result of his case? Rats 1, Aitken 0. Thats one seriously bizarre personal injury claim
A Blinding Situation
Let’s throw this one back to the 1800s. In 1878, a grocer in Lancashire, England, was playing a game of Blind Man’s Bluff when he slipped and fell. The man sued and won his case receiving 15 British Pounds in damages. In today’s equivalent, that constitutes to 724 Pounds or $1.130.28 USD.
The Ultimate Case of Beer Goggles
This one’s a doozy that sounds like it came straight from a frat boy’s fantasy. In 1991, a man sued Budweiser for “psychological trauma and emotional stress” to the tune of $10,000. Apparently, he became distressed when beautiful bikini-clad women did not in fact appear out of nowhere while drinking a Bud – like the ads suggest. Needless to say, he lost the case. Maybe next time he should pop one open while on spring break in Cancun and see what happens then.