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NYC pedestrian hit by taxi

A pedestrian was struck in Midtown on July 15 when two cabs collided, sending one of them onto a sidewalk. The accident occurred at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 52nd Street. A cab hit another cab that was traveling southbound on 7th Avenue, sending the second cab onto the sidewalk. According to investigators, one of the cabs had run a red light.

The injured pedestrian, who had been standing nearby with his wife and children, and one of the cab drivers were taken to the hospital. The pedestrian's family were not injured. There is no information on the condition of the pedestrian or cab driver, and the auto accident is under investigation.

When a person is injured in a traffic accident, their whole life may be turned upside down. There may be a lengthy hospital stay and rehabilitation after that. If the injured person is a family breadwinner, the families finances may become strained under the weight of lost wages and mounting medical costs, which is why compensation may be offered to those who have been injured in a car accident. The purpose of compensation is to pay for medical bills, lost wages and other costs connected to the accident.

A New York personal injury attorney may be able to help an injured person to collect fair compensation for his or her injuries. In some cases, the insurance company may try to offer a minimal amount that is not sufficient to pay for all costs, but an attorney may have the knowledge and background to successfully negotiate with the insurance company to get the maximum possible compensation amount. If negotiations are not successful, an attorney may turn to litigation.

Source: New York News, "Pedestrian struck by a cab in Midtown accident", July 15, 2013

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