World’s largest insurance claim amounted to almost 2 billion dollars. The claim was initiated by a large ship owning company. The catastrophe of a carrier chartered by Englishmen that took place on the coast of England on March 16, 1978 which let 66 million gallons of oil escape into the sea. The Germans pay for the insurance up to now.
One of the best known cases of indemnification as a result of a traffic accident took place in England. In the 1920s, a car engine died on a railway crossing located in front of the canal bridge. The train loaded with sand have rammed the car and run off the rails, broke the farm and fell off the bridge into the canal. Sand from the train blocked the canal, caused a small flood which resulted in contaminated fields of surrounding farmers. The company where the owner of the car was insured against third-party liability paid the cost of the train, for repair of the bridge, cleaning of the canal and fields coming to a total of 2 million pounds sterling. Now, in comparable prices, it would be 50-70 million.
The insurance company paid the postman from Hamburg who was injured as a result of dog's attack a compensation equivalent to $ 200,000. The postman Peter Bayerbach was attacked by Cocker Spaniel in the courtyard of an addressee. It caught hold of postman's buttock and swayed from side to side for more than a minute. During the trial, the doctors certified that the 30-year-old employee had become lame as a result of the attack. Owners of the dog were found mindlessly negligent and their insurer had to pay the indemnification.