How often have you seen an auto accident and realized that if you would have left home three minutes earlier that you may have been injured in that accident? How often have you recognized the potential of a car accident as you witness the driver in the car next to you being distracted by texting, eating, putting on makeup, or displaying signs of exhaustion such as yawning? Distracted drivers are the top cause of car accidents in the U.S. today, and drowsy driving is close behind. When will your luck run out? While you don’t want to be terrified while driving, you should realize the potential dangers on the road. Take a look at these stats and then keep reading to see how 1-800-WE-TREAT can help you.
Frequency of Car Accidents
In the United States, car accidents occur every 5.2 seconds. That’s more than 16,000 per day. It is estimated that over the course of a typical driving lifetime, you can expect to be involved in a total of three to four accidents.
The above numbers are just accidents. When you look at fatalities, the numbers are also scary. On average, there are about 37,461 deaths due to vehicular accidents every year. That works out to just over 100 deaths per day. For most people, driving is the most dangerous thing they ever do.
For decades, these numbers were reducing, but in 2015, deaths started to increase, and they have continued to climb during that time. Keep in mind that these statistics are from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and they only include accidents and fatalities on public roadways, they don’t include accidents that happen on parking lots or private roads.
Getting Help After an Auto Accident
Regardless of your age, being in a car accident can be terrifying, and if you survive, the aftermath can be almost as terrifying as the accident itself. Depending on your situation, you may be dealing with physical pain and you may be unable to work. To deal with those health issues, you may need to see doctor, chiropractors, and pain management specialists, and if you’re part of the about 15% of people in Georgia don’t have health insurance, you may be wondering how you can pay for those appointments. At the same time, you may have to negotiate with your insurance company or the other driver’s insurer.
At 1-800-WE-TREAT, we understand how stressful that can be, and that’s why we offer help. When you contact us after an auto accident, we can help with all of the issues mentioned above and more. We can help you find healthcare professionals and help you figure out how to pay for medical care. We can also put you in contact with an auto accident attorney who may be able to help you get compensation for your car accident. These professionals can also negotiate with the insurance companies to ensure you get the fairest settlement possible after an auto accident.
1-800-WE-TREAT works with medical professionals and car accident lawyers to ensure your medical needs are completely met and compensation for your losses are received. We are determined to get you right back on your feet. If you or someone you know has been injured in an automobile accident and needs an experienced team of professionals to assist you, call us directly at 1-800-We-Treat or submit our client information form below for an immediate response. We Will Treat You Well!