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What Happens if You Don’t Die: A Look At Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

Your car accident injury has left you hurt, scared, confused, and possibly lonely. You are grateful that no one in your immediate family was injured in the accident, but at the same time, no one completely understands your physical pain or emotional suffering. You can’t help but wonder about others who have been hurt in motor vehicle accidents.

What the Statistics Tell Us

The latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that:

  • Together, car accident victims in the United States spend about one million days in the hospital each year.
  • More than 2.5 million people in the United States go to emergency rooms each year because of car accident injuries and about 200,000 people are admitted to the hospital.
  • Lifetime medical costs for car accident injury victims cost about $18 billion. About three quarters of those costs occur within the first 18 months following a crash.
  • Income lost due to car accidents that occurred in the United States during 2012 alone was about $33 billion.

These numbers show that you are not alone. There are others suffering from the significant impact of car accident injuries too.

What You Can Tell Other Accident Victims

If you’ve been hurt, please leave a comment on this blog and let others know what you’ve done to protect your future. You may provide useful information to someone who is also suffering from a car accident injury. You can also get the kind of information and support you need by browsing the comments to this blog, reading our related links, and watching our free videos.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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