Staggering Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an October 2014 Vital Signs report which is shocking.

  • 1 Million. That is the number of days that American motor vehicle accident victims are spending in the hospital each year.
  • $18 Billion. That is the total of lifetime medical costs.
  • $33 Billion. That is the amount of lifetime work lost for accident victims in 2012.

These stagering numbers account for significant injuries. Nonuse of seatbelts and child restraints play a role in these numbers. But seatbelts are not the only contributing factors. Regardless of the reason, with 2.5 million Americans visiting the emergenyc room in 2012, and with approximatley 200,000 being admitted to the hospital, it is no surprise that victims seek out an experienced accident attorney to help with mounting medical bills that average $57,000 plus lost wages.

Accident Victims

For accident victims, the accident can rock their lives and forever change their ability to earn wages. While some victims receive only minor injuries, many car accident victims are left with debilitating injuries, disfigurement, and medical bills that could never be expected or planned for.

Seeking an Attorney

There are many accident attorneys to choose from. The key is to find a personal injury and accident attorney that makes you feel comfortable. It is also important to find an attorney that is willing to litigate your case before a jury if a settlement with the insurance company cannot be reached.

In many cases, accident victims are not familiar with the types of treatment options available to treat their particular injuries, and are also typically not familiar with doctors that focus their practice on injury victims. Thus, an experienced attorney can be a vital resource in reaching a doctor to render care and treatment.

Keep in mind that most accident attorneys work on a contingency basis. That means the accident victim does not pay the attorney unless the attorney receives compensation. This allows the accident victim to focus on recovery, instead of focusing on paying legal bills in combination with mounting medical bills.

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