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Three of the Weirdest Personal Injury Claims and Lawsuits

Posted on May 26, 2020 in Personal Injury

When one is injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, the injured party has legal recourse to seek compensation. Compensation can cover medical costs, loss of wages, loss of quality of life, damage to property, and more. Personal injury law is a is important because it protects people who have been wrongfully injured. Over the years, however, there have been some pretty strange personal injury lawsuits. Some of them have been successful, and others have been dismissed. Today we’re taking a look at 10 of the strangest personal injury cases and lawsuits. 

Caution: Contents May Be Hot

Ever noticed how almost every cup of coffee you buy has a warning on the cup? That’s the result of the now-famous lawsuit from 1992, in which a woman sued McDonald’s. Stella Liebeck spilled a cup of hot coffee on her lap and suffered third-degree burns. She sued McDonald’s for her injuries. However, after McDonald’s refused to settle and cover her medical bills, the case went to trial. In court, it was revealed that this was not an isolated evidence. McDonald’s was in the habit of serving coffee at a dangerously hot temperature. The company had previously settled quietly in hundreds of other similar cases where customers had been burned. Liebeck won her case and received compensation for her injuries and damages.

Today’s Forecast Calls For Payout

Historically, weathermen aren’t known for their accuracy. No matter how good they are, predicting the future is impossible! That’s why we usually give them the benefit of the doubt when they’re wrong. One woman was less forgiving though. After watching a weather report for mild and sunny weather, she dressed in light clothes and went about her day. Can you guess what happened next? It rained. Underdressed and exposed to the elements, the woman caught the flu. As a result, she had to miss work and pay for a doctor’s visit and antibiotics. She sued the weatherman for damages and loss of wages.

Scary Enough to Sue

Most people that go to a haunted house expect to and even want to be scared. But can a haunted house be too scary? That seemed to be the case for one woman who visited Universal Studios’ haunted house. Apparently, near the end of the haunted house, the woman tripped and fell, sustaining an injury. Then park employee, dressed as Leatherface, stood over her wielding a chainsaw. She sued the park for emotional and mental distress, as well as undisclosed physical injury. She was eventually compensated for her injuries.While this situation may seem baffling to some, amusement parks injuries are more common than you think. Amusement parks and other private businesses have a legal right to provide a safe environment for their customers. Failure to do so constitutes negligence, and may be eligible for legal recourse.

Bloom Legal Handles All Types of Personal Injury Cases

We had some fun today, but at Bloom Legal we take personal injury matters very seriously. Our firm has been helping folks in the greater New Orleans area seek compensation for their injuries for a decade and a half. If you or someone you know has been injured, you may have a right to legal compensation for your suffering and damages. Contact Bloom Legal today for a free case consultation.

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