Imagine an incident where you are aboard your Maserati and a dog jumps out in front of your car and to save poor animal, a paint can kept at the rear seats of your car unfortunately bursts and paint gets spilled all over.
A very bad day and complete interior of your luxury sports car is spoilt up to such extent the claim value has reached $90,000.
Claims manager for Australia’s RAA Insurance, Hayley Cain said,
“As the tin flew around the car like a mini tornado, the leather interior and windscreen were liberally splashed with a thick coat of white paint, Fortunately the driver was fine, but given the extent of damage to the interior, our insurance assessors declared it a write off and we settled the claim for over $90,000.”
She further added,
“Truth can be stranger than fiction with flying paint tins, hungry rodents or destructive coat hangers, but sometimes it’s the apparently straightforward claims that have experts smelling a rat.”
This is certainly one of the worst ways to file your car for insurance claim. A few days ago somewhat similar incidence took place in India too, A man in New Delhi wrecked his Aston-Martin to save a street dog. No wonder we live in a funny world with funny stories. By gods grace the driver and the dog are both fine. Probably this is the rarest insurance case come across auto enthusiast and insurance companies, but Its good to see people who own these luxury cars have respect towards stray animals. Hope next time this guy carries paint cans in his Maserati will take an extra care of tightening and packing the cans properly.