While automobile safety has advanced considerably in recent decades, thousands of accidents still happen, and thousands are still injured or killed every year. In that respect, 2015 will be no different from previous years. Every accident, every accident-related injury, and every personal injury claim represents a life that may be negatively, dramatically impacted. If you are injured in the Los Angeles area in an accident with a distracted or negligent driver, you have the legal right to be compensated for your injury-related expenses, but you’ll need to speak first with an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney.
The cost of car accidents in the U.S. – just the financial cost – is staggering. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that traffic collisions in 2012 resulted in the expenditure of $18 billion for both immediate and long-term care. The average cost of the average accident victim’s emergency and long-term care and hospitalization was over $57,000. Auto accident victims in the U.S. combine to spend about one million days a year in hospitals and rehabilitation – days forever lost from school and work.
The high cost of personal injuries in car accidents is both surprising and disconcerting. If you’re hurt in a traffic accident, your expenses may far surpass what you might have expected. That’s one reason why, if you’ve been injured in southern California, it’s imperative to have a knowledgeable and trustworthy personal injury attorney advocating on your behalf. Personal injury lawyers understand what the genuine long-term costs of a personal injury can be. If you’re injured in a traffic crash in Los Angeles or anywhere else in southern California, obtain medical treatment at once; do not speak to an insurance company or sign any agreement or settlement; and discuss your rights and options as quickly as possible with an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney.