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7 Valentine’s Day Personal Injury Lawsuits That Spoiled The Celebrations

February 13, 2024 Alan Ahdoot
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Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love. But sometimes things can go wrong in the most unexpected ways. And when that happens, what could have been a wonderful Valentine’s Day can lead to personal injury lawsuits.

From failed romantic gestures to traumatic car accidents, Valentine’s Day has had its fair share of heartaches and personal injury lawsuits. These stories prove that accidents can happen even on the year’s most romantic day. 

If you’re curious about how love can lead to lengthy legal battles, you’ve come to the right place. 

In this blog, we’ll discuss seven Valentine’s Day lawsuits that spoiled the romantic mood and left lasting scars on those involved. We’ll also explore what you must do if you want to file a personal injury lawsuit. 

Read to learn how you can enjoy a romantic and lawsuit-free holiday with your significant other. 

7 Valentine’s Day Lawsuits That’ll Make You Rethink Romance

Love is a powerful force that can drive people to do extraordinary things. Unfortunately, these seemingly well-intended gestures can lead to serious legal consequences. 

Here are seven Valentine’s Day lawsuits that will make you think twice about how you celebrate this romantic holiday:

A Valentine’s Day Fail

A woman in Ohio was arrested for a misdemeanor charge after she tried to attack her boyfriend, who failed to get her a Valentine’s Day gift. 

According to the Hamilton County Sheriff, the couple got into an argument at around 11:30 p.m., which became physical later on after the woman allegedly scratched and punched her boyfriend.

Frightened over what happened, the victim locked himself in their bedroom. The woman then proceeded to stab their bedroom door while “threatening to kill and cut him.” Police officers arrived at the scene before she had the chance to get into the bedroom.

An Attempt to Make-up

A man in Boise, Iowa, filed a lawsuit against a Boise Police Officer for excessive force and breach of his 4th amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure following a failed attempt to patch up his relationship. 

The plaintiff was visiting his girlfriend’s home during Valentine’s Day when the incident occurred. According to reports, the plaintiff’s girlfriend allegedly called a friend, asking them to bring someone over to beat up the plaintiff. 

The friend then called a Boise Police officer, who quickly tackled and tased the plaintiff upon entering the premises. It was also confirmed through police investigation that the officers did not announce themselves before they entered the woman’s home and that they threatened to tase the plaintiff further. 

Love Bites

Another example of love gone wrong is the case of an Illinois woman who was charged with aggravated domestic battery after biting off her boyfriend’s tongue. 

Following a heated argument after a Valentine’s Day date, the defendant asked the male victim to leave her home when he tried to kiss her. The defendant then gnawed off a “large portion of the victim’s” tongue. 

The victim tried to salvage the severed tongue, but doctors were unable to reattach it due to inadequate blood supply. 

A couple drinking wine during Valentine's Day.
Several accidents could happen on Valentine’s Day. 

A Sweet Gesture Turned Sour

A small office crush can escalate into a major legal matter, similar to what happened when a male employee was demoted for violating their company’s sexual harassment policies. 

During Valentine’s Day, the male employee gave his female supervisor a stuffed animal, a box of chocolates, and a greeting card that read, “It’s Valentine’s Day! What do you say we put on some soft music and nothing else?” 

The inside of the card featured a drawing of a bed with undergarments strewn about the floor. Due to the card’s inappropriate nature and suggestive message, he was demoted effectively.

Inappropriate Gifts

Office romances are very common. However, there’s a fine line between admiration and harassment. 

An airline employee filed a claim for a hostile work environment after receiving pornographic photos on her desk and a large Valentine’s Day Card with an inappropriate message. 

Unwanted Advances 

Another example of workplace harassment occurred when an employee sued their company president after receiving several unprofessional emails “enticing her to come to his alone on Valentine’s Day.” The employee also alleged that his other emails included suggestive messages like “XOXO.” 

Two days later, the plaintiff responded to the defendant’s email, telling him she wouldn’t meet with him. The defendant responded that the plaintiff treated him like a “piece of trash.”

A Heartbreaking Valentine’s Day Accident

Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of Valentine’s Day accidents. According to a BACtrack Consumption Report, the highest average BAC during Valentine’s Day is 0.081%. This means that people are more likely to engage in risky behavior like driving under the influence. 

One devastating example of this is the Valentine’s Day car accident that occurred in Dakota County. 

A couple was driving near an intersection when their Ford pickup truck rolled over, killing the female passenger. According to reports, the 53-year-old driver admitted that he drank around a dozen alcoholic drinks before the incident. 

He was then charged with negligence and driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Do I Need A Lawyer?

One of the questions people commonly ask is whether you need the assistance of a lawyer to sue someone. While it’s possible to file a lawsuit without a lawyer, doing so can be risky and may result in errors that could harm your case. 

There are nuances to the law that are difficult to understand and navigate without legal expertise. Moreover, the nature of your case determines the complexity of the legal proceedings you’ll go through. 

You’ll need the help of an expert personal injury lawyer who will advocate for your rights. 

File Your Claim Today

If you need help filing your personal injury claim, Adamson Ahdoot is here to assist you. 

Adamson Ahdoot is one of California’s leading civil litigation firms dedicated to serving injured victims nationwide. Our team of personal injury lawyers has a combined legal experience of over 100 years. They have handled various personal injury cases, ranging from car accidents to wrongful death. 

With our help, you can get fair compensation for the injuries and damages you’ve suffered on Valentine’s Day. Contact us at (800) 310-1606 and get unparalleled legal service today. 

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