December 14, 2017

Risky Business

Risky Business
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Flight Ordeal

A claimant made a negligence claim with her airline when she was forced to share her seat with a large passenger next to her. She claimed that she developed a blood clot from being cramped for five hours in a very small space. Due to lack of seats she could...

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No house, no freedom

A fire captain was arrested for allegedly torching his home and filing a bogus insurance claim. The fire was claimed to have started when he was cooking. It spread quickly to the rear of the house. The fire department was quick to respond and was able to douse the fire. The...

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The Big Fix

A woman has been charged with insurance fraud she was found to have driven her SUV into a lagoon and pretending it was stolen thereafter. The insured was arrested after a man walking nearby saw an SUV submerged in the water. Police, a dive team and a wrecker service removed...

Driving ban

A man was found guilty for driving without insurance whilst disqualified from driving. He was unaware that he was disqualified and he believed he had insurance which he had taken out via a relative of his but what he did not do was check with the relative that the policy...

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Implant Scam

Claimant alleged that her dentist, was negligent in implanting a tooth. She claimed she had pain and numbness since the implant and demanded her money back. She threatened the dentist with a malpractice suit. Research discovered that with each implant claimant had received, she’d demanded her money back and used...

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Pet Splurge

A former administrative assistant to a county official pleaded guilty to using public money to buy personal items – including a tuxedo for her pet pug. She pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of a credit card to the tune of USD200,000 for purchases including a diamond bracelet, car payments, tickets...

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A Leg Out of Place

A claimant injured his leg severely in a car accident and filed a lawsuit against the insured who was driving the other car. The insurer did not understand how the claimant could have injured his leg so severely and hence requested a video to take a look at the replay...

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Too Hot to Handle!

A man whose esophagus and stomach were severely burned after drinking a beer tainted by a caustic chemical at a restaurant has been awarded USD750,000 for his troubles. The man sued the restaurant, claiming he was served beer tainted by a caustic agent used to clean beer tap lines. The...

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Near Death Experience

A man tried to recreate childhood memories by trying to show his kids how to catch a rattlesnake. After putting up with the show, the snake had other ideas when it got a little loose. The man was bitten in the head. The venom spread within seconds, swelling up his...

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‘Reckless driving’

An advertisement by a famous insurer featuring an ex-Formula One driver as a rogue taxi driver who shocked passengers with his bad motoring has been banned for encouraging “reckless driving”. He picks up two passengers and after asking for their destination, starts the car in a rapid reverse, before bounding...

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