Skip to content Accessibility info

The Russell Agency, LLC Blog

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Insurance

Claims happen—and sometimes, they’re bizarre

Insurance may seem boring to some— but we need it to protect our homes, cars,
boats, property—and even our life and health. When we purchase insurance, we
assume we’re protecting our livelihood from typical encounters—a falling tree,
a flood after a hurricane, a fire, theft. But, some U.S. insurance customers have
needed coverage for some bizarre events:
1. Turns out, cars and goats both have horns! A man honked the horn of his
sports car at a pack of goats that were in his way. Unfortunately, the goats used
their horns against the side of his car. Luckily, his comprehensive auto insurance
covered the damage.
2. Do you forgo coverage on your expensive jewelry? You might reconsider
when you hear about the goose that swallowed a U.S. woman’s diamond ring
and then flew away. Jewelry insurance can cover even that.
3. Are you getting married soon? Wedding coverage might seem silly …
but at one wedding, a bride’s wedding gown caught fire—and then her groom
threw her into the water to extinguish the flames. Wedding dresses are expensive,
and a simple wedding policy could come in handy.
4. A motivational speaker invited an audience member up to the stage for
an exercise that involved the audience member breaking a wooden board with
their bare hands. Unfortunately, the audience member injured their hand. But,
the speaker’s insurance was able to cover the injury.
Accidents—and encounters with wildlife—just happen. And, it never can
hurt to see if your insurance policies cover you if something bizarre (and
costly) happens. 
Give our office a call or pay us a visit so we can talk about how your coverage can
take care of you.