Traffic accidents are tragic. About 30,000 people die in the U.S. in traffic collisions every year. That’s a lot of personal suffering and grief. Add to that about four million injuries, many of them serious, and the emotional cost of traffic collisions is hard to consider. What’s also tragic is that so many of these accidents are avoidable. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that intoxicated driving, speeding, and distracted driving are the true causes of the overwhelming majority of accidents. If you are injured by an impaired, speeding, or distracted driver in the Pasadena area or elsewhere in southern California, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical treatment and related expenses, but you’ll have to claim that compensation and fight for it with the help of an experienced Pasadena personal injury lawyer.
While the emotional suffering that traffic accidents provoke is tragic, according to a study recently issued by the NHTSA, the economic damage that the U.S. suffers because of traffic accidents is staggering: $871 billion in a single year. The extensive, 300-page report examines the economic impact of car and truck collisions. Every level of society – individual victims and their families, employers, and society at large – is touched. A victim’s family may suffer immediate economic consequences with the loss of an injury victim’s earnings. Traffic injury victims in the U.S. spend about one million days a year hospitalized, missing work and school.
The ultimate emotional and economic ramifications of auto and truck collisions simply cannot be measured.
If you are injured by a negligent driver in the Pasadena or Los Angeles area – now or in the future – and especially if your injuries are catastrophic, disabling, and/or permanent, you’re going to need the maximum compensation available. Get legal help at once and contact an experienced Pasadena personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible.