3 Weird and Real Auto Insurance Claims

Insurance agents have the opportunity to hear a variety of reasons for why people are filing a claim with their auto insurance carrier.  Here are three weird and real auto insurance claims stories that agents have heard over the past several decades:

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  • In a moment of near-slapstick comedy, a driver accidentally rear-ended the vehicle in front of him.  When he backed up to examine the damage, he hit the car behind him.  As he was opening the door of his car to get out and see what he had wrought, he hit a passing cyclist with his car door!
  • In 1974, a young woman took her Volkswagen minibus to an auto shop for detailing.  The minibus disappeared and the woman was paid $600 (the purchase price) by her insurer.  Thirty-five years later, the minibus was discovered by U.S. Customs – perfectly restored and valued at over $25,000 – in a cargo container on a ship bound for the Netherlands.
  • A man was going hunting and had his shotgun in the seat beside him in his trusty pick-up truck.  When he stopped and got out, he grabbed his gun and it discharged.  Because it could not be determined whether he caused the gun to fire when he grabbed it or it accidentally discharged, his comprehensive insurance policy paid him for the substantial damage to the interior of his truck.

Stop by Schumacher Insurance Group to check on rates for your auto, home, and life insurance, and while you’re there, ask about some of the strangest auto insurance claims stories our agents have ever heard.  Contact us today to find out how we can meet all your insurance needs.


About Schumacher Insurance Agency

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Posted on March 22, 2014, in Agency, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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