Airlines receive claims all the time for lost luggage or delayed or canceled flights. A most unusual claim occurred when a man was flying from California to Louisiana to visit his sister. He fell asleep and when he woke up, he found himself in a cold, dark and locked plane—alone. The crew had missed him when they swept the plane in Houston. The man made a frantic call to his girlfriend who called the airlines. Thirty minutes later officials open up the plane and let the guy out. He received a hotel room in Houston and a $250 airline credit for his troubles.
Submitted By: Rio2016 on December 10, 2013
Client: “Why haven’t you paid me my insurance money?”
Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, I’m not really understanding the question. Could you clarify a little more for me?”
Client: “You must pay me the $100,000 for my insurance!”
Me: “Ma’am, you are the insured person on this policy. Who is it that has passed?”
Client: “No one passes! I need you to pay me my insurance.”
(This continues back and forth for five minutes.)
Me: “Ma’am, we can’t pay you the money from your life insurance policy for the same reason you cannot bury a man living in the USA in Canada.”
Client: “Why not?!”
Me: “Because you’re not dead.”
Submitted By: Insanity on December 3, 2013
We received a claim from a homeowner who’s dryer caught on fire and caused $51,000.00 of damage and displaced them from their home.
All because they failed to clean out their dryer vent and the lint component of the dryer. In the recorded statement I asked if her dryer was properly working prior to the fire. She advised no that sometimes it would take up to three hours to dry one load. She just never thought about cleaning the Lint trap or the Dryer vent. Really??????
I urge you to check your dryer lint and the path to the vent to prevent fires in your home. Usually if you do preventive maintenance once a year you are always safe!
Submitted By: betty on December 2, 2013
Q: Could either driver have done anything to avoid the accident? A: Travelled by bus?
The claimant had collided with a cow. The questions and answers on the claim form were – Q: What warning was given by you? A: Horn. Q: What warning was given by the other party? A: Moo.
“I didn’t think the speed limit applied after midnight”
“The car in front hit the pedestrian but he got up so I hit him again”
“I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law and headed over the embankment.”
Submitted By: Insanity on November 27, 2013
The New Hampshire hospital that underwent a hepatitis C outbreak last year is suing the traveling technician charged with infecting the patients and the organizations that it says had a role in getting him to work there.
The Hospital sued the worker and four organizations that it said should share in the responsibility to the 12 victims who it has paid undisclosed financial settlements to.
The worker plead guilty in August to 16 federal drug charges under an agreement that calls for him to serve 30 to 40 years in prison. He admitted stealing painkiller syringes from hospitals and replacing them with saline-filled syringes tainted with his blood.
Before he was hired our insured’s Hospital in 2011, he worked as a cardiac technologist in 18 hospitals in seven states, moving from job to job despite being fired at least four times over allegations of drug use and theft.
Forty-six people in four states have been diagnosed with the same strain of hepatitis C he carries. Thirty-two patients were infected in New Hampshire, seven in Maryland, six in Kansas and one in Pennsylvania. He also worked in Michigan, New York, Arizona and Georgia.
The hospital has settled a number of civil claims and is seeking reimbursement from those whose actions, including failing to report the traveling worker for improper conduct, enabled him to secure employment in New Hampshire.
Submitted By: salsadancer on November 26, 2013
I actually read this crazy claim story in the Orange County Register this week:
The insured is a CITY and now will pay $75,000 to a convicted thief and self-described drug addict who law enforcement officials have previously tied to white supremacist gangs. Why? Because in February 2011, an off-duty police lieutenant shot the man while he fled the scene of another suspected crime.
The claimant subsequently filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the city, claiming the lieutenant had employed excessive force. The claimant was unarmed and struck in the back by gunfire.
The police officer told investigators that the claimant had pulled a black object from a jacket before the shooting. Fearing the object was a gun, he fired one round. Investigators later determined the object was likely a cellphone, and the claimant had been looting mailboxes near the lieutenant’s home. The claimant said he opened the lieutenant’s mailbox but it was empty.
In his lawsuit, the claimant said he and the officer had never identified himself as police or warned him before shooting. He denied making any furtive movements that would reasonably suggest danger. The officer detained the claimant until paramedics and other officers arrived. The District Attorney’s Office charged the claimant with receiving stolen property and chose not to pursue charges against the officer.
“There is significant evidence that the officer’s actions … were justified under the circumstances,” the office wrote in report about the shooting.
The claimant pleaded guilty in June 2011 and received a two-year prison sentence, online court records show.
His lawsuit had been scheduled to reach trial last month but city officials agreed to settle instead. The claimant was initially demanding between $300,000 and $400,000.
The CITY denied liability in this case, but settled to minimize risk and avoid the expenses associated with a trial,”
The claimant’s legal battles aren’t over. The prosecutors have charged him with drug, property and other crimes stemming from incidents in December 2012 and March 2013. In the latter incident, he was again shot by police.
The claimant also filed a federal lawsuit against another police department this year, claiming officers had retaliated against him for the this shooting lawsuit. The lawsuit said the claimant was detained while police searched a house on May 5, 2012. During the search, officers found documents about the lawsuit against the city and began acting differently. Officers “began threatening him, treating him badly and making fun of him,” the lawsuit says. After police handcuffed him tightly and slammed him into the door of a patrol car, they asked “how he likes suing police officers now.” The claimant was jailed for 10 days but not charged with any crime stemming from the incident.
Though acknowledging no fault, the SECOND CITY agreed to settle with the claimant last week and pay $10,000. Defending the case at trial would’ve cost more.
In May this year, the claimant also filed a $1 million claim against another nearby city related to the March shooting. The claim says the claimant was shot in the back after taking five to 10 steps from a vehicle being chased by police. A second man shot by police, died days later.
This is CRAZY!!!!!!! Why are these cities settling these cases and giving money to convicted criminals. They need to take a stance to not set a bad precedent.
Submitted By: betty on November 23, 2013
ATTORNEY: She had three children , right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death..
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.
ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I’m going with male.
Submitted By: Crazy on November 21, 2013
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