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"Cash Cab" Hits and Kills Pedestrian

According to the Associated Press a pedestrian was hit and killed in Vancouver, Canada, Friday night after filming had finished for the television game show “Cash Cab.”  These types of pedestrian accidents are not that uncommon.

The unidentified 61 year-old man died after being struck by a “fake” taxi cab. The President of the show’s production company, Andrew Burnstein, said the producer of the show was driving the taxi back to a storage facility when the accident occurred.

“Cash Cab” is a broadcast on the Discovery Chanel in North America. The goal of the game show is to help contestants win money answering trivia questions as the replica yellow taxi takes people to their destination.

Personal Injury Claims after a Car Accident

Car accidents kill close to 40,000 people every year in the United States (according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Association (NHTSA)), and unfortunately, they are the leading cause of death for individuals 2 to 34 years old. Car accidents also cost insurance companies billions of dollars each year.

Personal injuries from a car accident may be caused by the illegal or negligent actions of another driver. Whether you are injured as a pedestrian or you were driving a motorcycle, bicycle or car, if your accident was caused by the negligent actions of another driver and you have suffered loss, you may be able to file a personal injury after your car accident and win compensation.

Common Car Accident Injuries

What are the most common types of car accident injuries? It not unusual for the injured to suffer from any of the following: knee damage, head trauma, neck injury, back injuries, spinal cord injuries or whiplash.

The most important thing after a car accident is to seek medical attention. Document your car accident injuries. Take pictures. It is not uncommon for some injuries to manifest several hours or days after the car accident. Whip lash, one of the most common injuries, may not be noticeable right after the accident but several hours or days later.

Many states will only let you file a personal injury claim if your car accident injuries reach a certain dollar or a severity thresh hold. Talk to a car accident lawyer and find out your rights.

Hiring a Car accident Lawyer

Car accident lawyers can review the laws of your state and let you know if you have a personal injury claim. Most car accident claims will be negotiated with an insurance company, and car accident lawyers can make sure you get enough compensation for your injuries to pay for you pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills.

Car accidents are frequently caused by hit and runs, driving while intoxicated, semi-trucks, uninsured motorists and dangerous construction sites. Do not settle with the insurance company before calculating the full cost of your car accident injuries.

Car accident lawyers understand accident and personal injury law. Whether you are filing an insurance claim or filing a car accident lawsuit, a car accident lawyer can help prove fault and collect the damages you need. Hiring a car accident lawyer for personal injuries caused by a car accident may become even more important for injuries which require hospitalization or which cause permanent and severe personal injury.