A car accident can have a profound effect on you. Your accident may leave you feeling traumatized, hurt, and possibly scared to get behind the wheel of your car. You may feel depressed. And you may start to wonder if there others out there who feel as isolated and misunderstood as you do.
You Are Not Alone
Unequivocally, the statistics tell us you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- US car accident victims spend a combined one million days in the hospital annually.
- Lifetime medical costs for car accident injury victims cost about $18 billion in 2012, with three quarters of costs occurring in the first 18 months after the injury was incurred.
- Income lost in 2012 alone totaled more than $33 billion.
- More than 2.5 million people go to emergency rooms each year due to car accident injuries, equating to a staggering 7,000 people each day.
Millions throughout the US are suffering from the effects of car accident injuries. Leave a comment on this blog to help support others in your position and provide insight on what you have already done to protect your future.