Our firm’s San Diego personal injury attorneys understand the health-care system in the United States has its flaws. When people are hurt from a personal injury such as a car accident, those people do not have adequate coverage.
A new report by Time Magazine reveals statistics in the population when different health problems arise as well as the state of health care and coverage for medical bills.
People who are hurt as a result of a personal injury (i.e. car crash) can sometimes require more extensive care depending on the severity of the car crash and any conditions that are lasting – whiplash or paralysis such as paraplegia or quadriplegia.
In the article, the biggest problem with the U.S. health-care system remains its design to respond and not prevent. This method can hurt more than it helps both on our bodies and in our wallets. In 2005, Americans paid out 16 percent (about $2 trillion) of the gross domestic product – the dollar value of all goods and services produced within a country’s borders in a given year.
Another statistic from this story about health-care and medical bills can surprise you. The Commonwealth Fund, a foundation dedicated to promote a high performing health care system, issued a report stating over 100,000 deaths could have been avoided with access to timely and effective health care.
Our personal injury attorneys in San Diego view these statistics as a wake up call that America has a long road to climb before an adequate health-care system is achieved. Until then, people injured from a personal injury like a car accident must hope that they do not have trouble paying their medical bills.
Please feel free to call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or you can click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. We have a large bilingual staff that can assist you in either English or Spanish. No fee if no recovery.