Approximately every 10 seconds, someone in the U.S. is injured in a motor vehicle accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Car and motor vehicle accidents account for approximately 15 percent of all non-fatal injuries treated in the United States from emergency departments, and are the leading cause of death among U.S. residents ages 5 to 34.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2005 the lifetime cost of fatal and non-fatal motor vehicle occupant injuries was estimated at approximately 70 billion dollars, including costs for medical care, treatment, rehabilitation, and loss of productivity.
An injury from a car or motor vehicle accident can be devastating. In addition to physical and emotional trauma, the injured person must also deal with significant financial consequences, including increased medical costs, time lost from work, and additional expenses that have to be incurred because an injured person can no longer perform simple daily living activities without assistance.
If you have been injured in a car accident or other motor vehicle accident, it is important to get a lawyer as soon as possible in order to make sure that all benefits that you are entitled to are protected and provided to you. The insurance companies will work hard to limit the benefits you can obtain and it is important that you know your rights and have a car accident lawyer who can protect those rights for you going forward.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, don’t wait. Contact a car accident lawyer at ACA Law for a FREE evaluation of your case. Our car accident attorneys work on a contingency basis, so there are no legal fees until you win. We will review your case, answer your questions and advise you of your rights. Call us today at (570) 348-0200.