When Twin Cities TV reporter Courtney Godfrey lost part of her leg in a boating accident over the summer¸ she assumed the boat owner’s insurance policy would help. But she quickly learned the boat’s liability policy excluded her. Because the boat was owned by her husband. “We were like: ‘WHAT?!’” says Godfrey¸ a KMSP-TV reporter who lost the lower portion on her left leg in the propeller after she was flung overboard while the boat was making a turn on Christmas Lake in September. That’s correct: If Godfrey’s sister¸ who was also aboard¸ had been injured¸ the $451-a-year policy would have covered her. “If it would have happened the summer before¸ when we weren’t married¸ I would have been covered¸” she said.
Source: The Claims Page – USA Minnesota Woman Advocates For Change In Boat Insurance Law
Tesla (TSLA) on Thursday recalled about 123¸000 Model S sedans¸ asking customers with cars built before April of 2016 to have their power steering bolts replaced. A Tesla spokesperson said the company has observed “excessive corrosion” of the part in some cold climates where a certain type of road salt is used. No injuries or accidents have been reported in connection with the issue¸ the spokesperson said. A Tesla spokesperson said that if the bolts fail¸ the driver should still be able to control the vehicle. The issue can make the car more difficult to steer at low speeds and to parallel park¸ and it should “not materially affect control at high speed.”
Source: The Claims Page – USA Tesla Is Recalling 123¸000 Model S Vehicles
One person was killed when a truck crashed into an E-ZPass tollbooth on a major New Hampshire highway on Wednesday afternoon and burst into flames. The crash occurred after 1 p.m. on the Everett Turnpike at the Bedford toll plaza¸ shutting down the northbound side of the highway for nearly two hours. The two left lanes reopened around 3 p.m. Aerial footage from NBC10 Boston’s Sky Ranger helicopter showed the burned wreckage of a vehicle lying in front of the tollbooth. The tollbooth was also damaged¸ with a side panel and speed limit sign lying in the rubble.
Source: The Claims Page – USA 1 Dead After Fiery Crash At New Hampshire Tollbooth
Investigation into a weekend fire that destroyed the South Main Family Dollar retail outlet on Saturday was still continuing¸ a spokesman with the Hope Fire Department confirmed on Tuesday. “Family Dollar has its own investigator out of Memphis¸ and the fire scene now belongs to them. There should be a report soon¸ but right now¸ the scene is still under investigation¸” the HFD spokesman said. In a brief statement late Tuesday afternoon¸ Kayleigh M. Painter¸ who is Dollar Tree’s manager of Investor and Media Relations at its headquarters in Chesapeake¸ VA¸ said “We are thankful that no customers or associates were injured as a result of this incident.”
Source: The Claims Page – USA Family Dollar Lost To Fire; Investigation Continues
Last year’s NCAA Final Four men’s basketball tournament was one of the highest attended and most watched games in the event’s history. According to NCAA.com, attendance totaled 153,780 for the games. In the wake of mass shootings and cyber threats, …
Source: Claims Journal USA March Madness Risk Planning Starts Early
Wednesday morning thunderstorms left several cars underwater at an off-campus student apartment complex at Texas State University. Students who parked on the bottom floor of the garage at Pointe San Marcos were shocked to find water almost covering their vehicles. “The water just really broke the window and so I have water inside my car¸” said Yahaira Damian who also found her car underwater. Some students tell us their cars were recently fixed. Another said her vehicle was fairly new. “I actually just got it in August of last year¸ it’s a 2015¸” Morales said. None of them know if the water damage will be fixable. “My car is completely dead and I tried to unlock it¸ but it’s done¸” said Morales.
Source: The Claims Page – USA Cars “Likely Totaled” Following Flooding In Parking Garage
Seven people were rescued early this morning after the second story of a home was destroyed by a possible tornado in Holiday Beach near Rockport in Aransas County. When our crew arrived on scene¸ severe damage could be seen along Belaire Drive in Holiday Beach. Seven construction workers were rebuilding the home after it was badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The men said most of the home was finished being rebuilt. Around 1:30 a.m.¸ the workers got an alert on their phones warning of a tornado in the area.
Source: The Claims Page – USA Suspected Tornado Tears Roofs Off Homes In Southeast Texas
A water park company co-owner accused of rushing the world’s tallest waterslide into service and a designer accused of shoddy planning have been charged in the decapitation of a 10-year-old boy on the ride in 2016. With the latest charges …
Source: Claims Journal USA 3 Face Variety of Charges in Waterslide Death of Kansas Boy
Major insurer makes moves to bolster capabilities
Source: Insurance Business Online Chubb makes changes to personal risk line-up in Europe
God put Brian Cross’s home in a bubble. That’s his explanation for why the tornado that blasted through Uniontown and North Union Township in Pennsylvania last month didn’t inflict as much damage on his Millview Street home in the city …
Source: Claims Journal USA Some Pennsylvania Tornado Victims Struggle With Uninhabitable Homes
New head of pricing for global lines has been at the firm for seven years
Source: Insurance Business Online XL Catlin introduces new global lines exec
A worker in his early 30s has died after the fertiliser spreader truck he was driving rolled on a steep hill north-east of Warragul yesterday afternoon.
Source: WorkSafe News Man dies in farm truck rollover near Warragul
Builders and contractors are being urged to do more to prevent musculoskeletal injuries, the most common type of injury to construction workers.
Source: WorkSafe News Don’t chance it with musculoskeletal injuries, WorkSafe warns
New product designed to meet risk that is expected to continue its rise
Source: Insurance Business Online IP exposure could have a “disastrous” impact on clients
“Sometimes, it really isn’t the easiest thing to do, but I’d rather that than be used as an example by a Royal Commission – or the court of public opinion”
Source: Insurance Business Online Expert responds to ASIC professionalism concerns
Gender equality in the insurance industry is a work in progress
Source: Insurance Business Online Gender equality: Slow but steady progress
Coverage still available but for how long? One expert broker has their say
Source: Insurance Business Online Will insurers ditch Side C cover?
31 breaches already reported to the privacy commissioner, according to expert
Source: Insurance Business Online Mandatory breach notification: one month on
Brokers have their say on Australia’s insurers over the last 12 months
Source: Insurance Business Online Setting the standards in Australian insurance
Canberra’s first citizens jury selects the most radical option to address the state’s sky-high CTP premiums
Source: Insurance Business Online The verdict is finally out on ACT’s CTP