The most unrealistic claim for compensation ever?

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£14,000 compensation claimed for the stress caused to family after they formed the opinion a car was dangerous.

Author: Jason Williams
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A buyer was given short thrift by the court in a claim where he alleged that the car he was driving was unsafe.  

He claimed compensation for the stress caused to him and his family after he formed the opinion that the car was dangerous.

He wanted £14000 for that element of his claim.

The case was adjourned for other reasons but the buyer/claimant was essentially told – insofar as that element of his claim was concerned – to “forget it”.

Jason Williams

Legal Advisor

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