According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 400,000 people each year are injured in crashes involving a driver who was distracted in some way. And, those numbers appear to be on the rise in North Carolina, hitting nearly 30,000 accidents last year alone.
According to the CDC, every year 3 million people across the United States are injured in a car accident. And, those accidents aren’t just scary—they’re costly, too. Last year, medical care costs and productivity losses tied to injuries and fatalities from car accidents was more than $75 billion.
The may feel like the worst has happened: You’ve experienced an injury due to an accident. Maybe it was a car or motorcycle incident; a workplace mishap; or, a slip and fall. Regardless of the circumstances, you’re now faced with some difficult decisions—on top of needing to manage unexpected injuries and recovery.
If you’ve been a victim in an accident and have experienced an injury impacting your ability to work, being able to regain any lost wages can be what makes or breaks your financial future. In addition to staying on top of bills and day-to-day expenses, chances are you’ll also need to balance hospital and/or medical bills.
Your family’s car is a necessity that helps everyone keep up with their busy schedules. Taking your children to school, driving to work, and carting groceries would be next to impossible without a trustworthy car. But, upkeep is key—not just for your family's safety, but to prevent accidents and potential lawsuits.
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