Warning: Don't Get Hit By a Taxi
If you’re going to commit insurance fraud by attempting to injure yourself, please, don’t ever consider jumping in front of a taxi. Besides getting seriously hurt, you [won’t get much of a payout, either]. It seems the maximum insurance payout by the Taxi and Limousine Commission is only $200,000.
Donna Smith of Manhattan found out the hard way two years ago after a taxi jumped a curb and hit both she and her husband, Paul. Donna is now crippled while Paul was pronounced dead at the scene.
"You have family that was destroyed, and a financial situation where this woman's going to struggle to pay her bills for the rest of her life,” said their lawyer, John Zaremba.
John also noted that if a tractor-trailer had hit the couple, the insurance payout would have been millions.
No charges were filed against the driver, Mohammed Chowdhury, who, according to their lawyer, apparently is still driving a cab.
There are plenty of ways, however, to get money out of the legal system. Try lying and say you found something strange in your [fast-food sandwich]. Or beat yourself up and claim a [co-worker did it](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnlm3-tadeI).
Photo courtesy of [boclcown on Flickr.]
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