Today we received a death claim for a contestant that died while participating in a HOT DOG eating contest. She ingested 18 hot dogs in three minutes and lost the contest by a long shot.
She was feeling sick as the event ended and went back to her hotel room and died in the hotel bed.
She signed a waiver for our client but it will more than likely not hold up in court. We will likely attempt to settle for a nominal amount and go up higher if needed as she was not married and did not have any children that were dependents. We do not want to take this case to court.
Submitted By: betty on April 25, 2017
Today we received a comprehensive claim for a client that went to visit a friend in a rural area. Her truck was parked in the driveway. While she was inside visiting she heard several loud bangs and crashes. When they looked out side they saw down the long driveway a goat was ramming into the side of her truck. Apparently it could see it’s image in the reflection of the sun in the side panel of the truck.
When I took her recorded statement I had to laugh as she said a goat rammed her truck. I then asked what type of make and model was her truck and she said it was a DODGE RAM truck. I guess they were not named for ramming as it did quite amount of damage to the truck.
Submitted By: loser on April 25, 2017
We received a Products Liability claim for a woman who says her ARM exercise tracker exploded, giving her a second-degree burn on her arm.
She said she only had the device for two weeks before it exploded on her arm while she was reading a book.
The ARM exercise tracker itself was totally melted and the bracelet melted and got pieces of plastic burned into her arm. She received second-degree burns on her arm and the doctor had to pick the pieces of melted plastic from the band out of the wound.
This is the first liability claim we have received. And the product does come with a warning but, it appears this claimant was sitting sedentary and reading a book when this occurred we will have to do a complete investigation.
Submitted By: Burt on April 25, 2017
Today I received a homeowners claim that just made me cringe. A guest at my insured’s home was walking down the stairs and took a sip of water out of the glass she was carrying while walking down the stairs. Someone rang the doorbell and the homeowner’s dog flew down the stairs and knocked into the claimant. That sent the claimant tripping down the stairs. The hard plastic straw she was drinking out of jammed into the top of the roof of her mouth on the right hand side. The blood was apparently profuse and looked worse than the actual injury. However, she did require an Emergency Room visit and several stitches in the roof of her mouth. She also did not appropriately take her antibiotics and got a subsequent infection. We of course accepted the claim as compensable.
Submitted By: danielle on April 13, 2017
A National hotels got nailed by a disgruntled ex-employee who allegedly hacked into the reservation system and cut room rates to as little as $12 a night … costing the company big money.
According to the court docs …The Hotel fired a male employee last August, and must have had a hint he wouldn’t go quietly because he was ordered to stay away from the company computer system.
Several weeks later, he allegedly hacked The Hotel’s booking network to practically give rooms away. Prosecutors say he slashed rates on about 3,000 rooms from $159 – $499 per night … to $12 – $59.
The ex employee got nabbed because the IP address he used for his remote access matched an IP address used at his NYC home … according to docs.
Tons of people made out on the Robin Hood-esque maneuver … it ended up costing This national hotel chain more than $50,000! The ex employee wasbusted last week and hit with 3 felonies, including computer tampering and computer trespass.
However, the Hotel Chain is out Thousands and Thousands of Dollars!!!!!
Submitted By: admin on April 13, 2017
Plaintiff sued a small Elvis wedding chapel in Vegas, claiming that her and her husband purchased a wedding package and were only provided the basic ceremony. The lawsuit enumerated the items that they purchased, but were no provided, including special music, flowers, champagne, photos, a video among others. Plaintiff alleged that her marriage failed, resulting in divorce because of the chapel’s failure to adhere to the contract. We took the deposition of Plaintiff’s ex-husband and he testified that Plaintiff cheated on him two weeks after the wedding and that she has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Apparently, Plaintiff’s attorney didn’t know this before, because after the deposition he informed us that he was withdrawing as counsel and the lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed by Plaintiff at the same time.
Submitted By: Insanity on April 4, 2017
I picked up my phone at work and the first thing I heard was, “I just hit a couch on the 101 Freeway.” Our insured was driving a two seater convertible when driving to lunch. She said out of no where there was a couch in the middle of the freeway in her lane. There were cars on both sides of her and she couldn’t do anything but slam on her brakes.
“The couch” not only totalled her car but, flew up into the air and hit another car in the number 2 lane and did serious damage to that sedan as well.
Luckily she did have full comprhensive collision which will cover her damages. Now the other car that was hit second by the couch is subrogating against our policy as they say our insured was the at fault driver for hitting the couch and caused it to fly up in the air and hit their vehicle.
Submitted By: loser on March 7, 2017
Our insured was traveling down a main street and traveling the speed limit which was 40 mph. She did not see a gentleman crossing the road. She hit him and he went airborne across the street and landed in on the edge of lawn of a business. Once all parties stopped and collected their thoughts they not only realized the gentleman was dead from the impact of his head on the concrete. They also realized he had landed on the front lawn of the local mortuary. They still called 911 for an ambulance and the police but the descedant was just taken in by the mortuary and they advised they would handle everything directly with his family. We will of course now pay all policy money due as our insured was at fault.
Submitted By: danielle on March 7, 2017
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