It's not your everyday court decision: An Italian couple has been awarded $28,000 in relation to their bad sex life. But the case isn't quite as crazy as that might seem. Some two years ago, the female half of the couple was hit by a car while crossing the street; the injuries she sustained initially left her bedridden for three months, reports Italy's La Nazione, and have permanently damaged their ability to have a sex life on par with what they previously enjoyed. And there are also other limitations for the two, who say they can't ride bikes or travel together.
The Local shares the rather creative line of defense offered by the driver's insurance company: that as a middle-aged couple, they wouldn't be having an active sex life anyway. "You cannot consider age in the couple’s relationship—whether in sexual, social, or leisure terms," said the Tuscan judge per La Nazione, which reports the husband now has to handle all the cooking, cleaning, and chores. (In a reverse case of sex-leading-to-injury, a Spanish woman on Friday fell down a well in the midst of a lovemaking session.)