Hit and run case comes third in the list of insurance claims.
Making an insurance claim in case of damage to the vehicle is not a big deal. But sometimes strange claims come to the insurance companies and they are surprised to hear them. Many vehicle owners have filed claims citing stray dogs and angry peacocks as the reason for the damage to their vehicles. Many people have cited a coconut that fell on the vehicle while making an insurance claim as the reason. A car buyer unknowingly broke the glass window of the showroom. There are many such motor accident claims that have been made by car owners in 2023.
This case remained at number
Most of the claims that come to insurance companies are due to pushing from behind another vehicle. On the second number, there have been cases of frontal collision of vehicles. Hit and run case comes third in the list of insurance claims. This list also includes damage caused by tree branches falling on the vehicle. Insurance companies pay thousands of claims for such claims. The database of a private insurance company shows that accidents caused by coconuts are also increasing.
animals caused harm
Some claims are also made regarding harm caused by animals. Those who made the insurance claim said that the angry peacock, seeing its reflection in the car mirror, pecked it so many times that the glass broke. Some people said that the angry elephant crushed the cars. There are claims of car damage due to elephants in states like Assam, West Bengal, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Insurance company Go Digit made payment on 20 claims of damage to the vehicle caused by the elephant.
Car owners troubled by stray dogs
110 cases of vehicle damage due to stray dogs were reported in Indira Nagar area of Lucknow. Although public sector insurance companies do not maintain a database of the causes of accidents, an insurance company official said that angry peacocks peck at their reflection on the car and cause damage. There were many claims that the car might have been damaged by buffaloes and goats. Some people blamed monkeys for the damage to the car.
Published – January 19, 2024, 07:46 IST
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