The financial cost of a car accident involving an injury can be quite high.

What Is the Cost of a Car Accident?

When it comes to car accidents, most people understand that even a minor fender bender can be quite costly — particularly with modern cars, where an entire panel may have to be replaced to repair just a small dent. But for more serious accidents, the cost can skyrocket — and can change your life.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studies many aspects of health, including the impact of traffic-related deaths and injuries in the United States. One CDC report tracks the cost of car accidents to Americans.  The numbers are shocking — in just one year, the cost of medical care and lost productivity due to car accidents was more than $80 billion dollars.

Individually, car accidents are also quite costly.  On average, going to the emergency room after a car accident will cost $3,300.  However, if that same person is admitted to the hospital, the cost of the car accident will rise to $57,00, with most of these costs coming within the first 18 months after the accident.

Injuries due to car accidents are fairly common.  In 2012 alone, more than 2.5 million people were treated in emergency rooms for injuries related to car accidents. And for every person killed in a car crash, 100 are treated in an ER and 8 are hospitalized.

Many of these accidents and related injures are preventable.  Drivers who do not pay full attention are one of the leading causes of car accidents, and injuries and deaths are increased by the failure to wear seat belts.  Practice defensive driving skills, and always make sure to buckle up and put your cell phone away when you are behind the wheel of the car.

If you have been hurt in a car accident, the question will likely become how you can recover for the losses you have suffered.  Whether your damages are relatively minor or significant, if someone else caused the accident, he or she should be held responsible for your property damage, medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.  An experienced car accident attorney can help to ensure that you get the money that you deserve for your injuries in a car accident so you do not become overwhelmed with bills and debt due to an accident that occurred through no fault of your own.

At the Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, our attorneys are highly skilled at representing victims of car accidents.  In fact, we have a 95% success rate, and have recovered more than two billion dollars on behalf of over 100,000 clients.  We will aggressively pursue a full recovery so that our clients can get their lives back on track after an accident.  Our levels of experience and knowledge give our clients peace of mind in knowing that they have the best possible representation.  We offer free initial consultations and we never charge a fee unless we recover money for you.  Contact our office today at 800-333-0000 or to learn more or to schedule an appointment.