Four Famous Personal Injury Cases

Last Updated: June 8th, 2024

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Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be responsible for that harm. Here are some famous personal injury cases that might surprise you!

Suing the Weatherman

A woman in Israel took a weatherman to court after he predicted that it would be great weather but it began to rain. She stated that due to the weather she caught the flu and was not able to go to work. The settlement covered the damages as well as medical treatment.

Award: $1,000

NYC Subway

In New York City, a woman attempted to commit suicide on the tracks of a subway. Instead of killing her, the trains injured her. She sued the city and the Supreme Court awarded her 14.1 million.

Award: $14,100,000

Liebeck v. Mcdonalds

Known as one of the most famous personal injury cases in the world. This happened when Stella Lieback bought a coffee at a drive-thru when the coffee spilled in her lap leading to burns on her upper legs and groin. She initially wanted $20,000, but the judge awarded her $160,000 when they realized that McDonald’s coffee was hotter than it should be. The case continued and she was eventually awarded $2.7 million.

Awarded $2,700,000

Burglary

While Terrence Dickinson was attempting to burgle a property he became trapped in a property because the garage door was not working. He was trapped in the house for eight days with only dog food and Pepsi. He sued the homeowners for mental distress and won a settlement.

Awarded $500,000

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