Sometimes, personal injury lawsuits can get a little bit stressful. Dealing with the accident lawyers, the legal jargon, not to mention your healing injuries, can be a little bit month. But your accident lawyers should be grateful that they don’t have to deal with clients like these, and the crazy cases they come with. Here are a few cases that will make your personal injury lawyer glad to be on your team.
Shaked, rolled, and rattled – After driving away from the McDonald’s drive-thru with a milkshake between his knees, a man was caught of guard when the shake exploded, spilling all over his lap and causing him to run into another car. The victim of the collision sued McDonald’s for the minor injuries he acquired, though they never ended up having to pay him. Maybe if it had been a coffee instead, at least the original customer could have gotten some burn injury compensation.
Nymphovereacting – In 1964, a small accident on a cable car caused Gloria Sykes to walk away with quite a few resulting conditions, including some bumps and bruises, as well as a recently developed case of nymphomania. Sykes was awarded $50,000 for her troubles, and was one of the first people to successfully be recognized by the court for post-traumatic stress disorder. Nonetheless, Sykes ended up in a mental institution, after reportedly sleeping with up to 50 men every week.
Wal-Mart witchcraft – In 2008, Jerry Rose filed a $2 billion lawsuit against multiple corporations, like Microsoft and Wal-Mart, for their unethical business practices. Not exploitation of labor, mind you, but the more likely practices, like witchcraft, sorcery, and satanic rituals. Rose claimed that the companies were practicing mind control on him, which, as expected, didn’t quite fly with the courts. Trying to hire an accident lawyer was probably a little more difficult for Rose now than it is for the average conspiracy theorist.