John S. Miller v. American Mutual Accident Association

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
John S. Miller v. American Mutual Accident Association
Case Date: 
1891
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Insurance Claims and Policies

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
35
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Plaintiff was cleaning a gun when it accidently discharged and shot through his wrist requiring a complete amputation of his arm between the elbow and wrist. The defendant, with whom the plaintiff held an insurance policy, has refused to make payment. The defendant claims the accident resulted from voluntary exposure to unnecessary danger and is therefore excluded from their coverage. Exhibit materials include the plaintiff's insurance policy contract.