Research from the Centers for Disease Control shows that more than 2.5 million people went to the emergency room in 2012. More than 200,000 of those people were ultimately hospitalized for the injuries they sustained in an accident. This is the result of the Vital Signs Report from the CDC. Accordingly, the lifetime medical costs for these injuries from crashes totaled $18 billion. The lifetime work lost because of these 2012 injuries was more than $33 billion. Car crash injuries carry a major toll, according to the study.
Every single day, approximately 7,000 people visit the emergency room because of car crash injuries. These can be extremely important, not just for the initial visit to the emergency department which comes in around $3300, but the lifetime medical costs can total more than $57000 for hospitalization. More than 75% of those costs are in the first 18 months, following the crash injury, but the impact of the accident cannot always be identified immediately after the crash.
This is because many people don’t realize the severity of the injuries they have sustained and do not know until they chart a plan for diagnosis and treatment with the help of their medical professional, what their life will look like in the future. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer is the only way to fight for a settlement that you deserve when another person has negligently caused your accident.