One of the most common personal injury claims in Alaska is an automobile accident injury. In 2009, there were 261 traffic crashes per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in Alaska alone, leading to 34,552 people being involved in automobile accidents, 5,330 of whom were injured, and another 64 of whom died.
Though many of these auto accidents are rather routine, personal injury attorneys have seen a few that -- in a word -- aren't. Here are a few of the craziest personal injury claims that resulted from even crazier car accidents.
A Milk Trip Three Years Too Early.
A 13-year-old girl caused a few personal injury claims when her mom told her to borrow the family car, go to the store, and pick up some milk. The weirdest part about the whole situation, perhaps, was the fact that the mother didn't understand what the fuss was all about.
Look Out For Falling Cars.
In Donegal Town, Ireland, a woman was walking around a parking garage, likely looking for her own vehicle. As one usually is, she wasn't entirely worried about something falling on her, since she was indoors. Because she wasn't wary of what was going on above her, however, she didn't see the car coming when it fell from the second story.
One More Reason Not to Use Your Cellphone When You Drive.
Cell phones cause tons of car accidents each and every day, but usually because people are talking on them. One man, however, dropped his cell phone when he was driving. The device then found its way behind the brake pedal, preventing the driver from being able to use the brake. The craziest part of the personal injury claim, though, is the fact that the at-fault-driver said he didn't want to slam on the brake in fear of breaking his cell phone.
Personal injury lawyers take on car accident cases all the time, but it's not often that they see a personal injury claim as crazy as a 13-year-old driver's pile up.
If you've ever had a crazy personal injury claim, feel free to share your story in the comments.