Car Accident Statistics
Car accidents account for one of the most serious public health problems causing death and injury each year. More than 32,000 people die each year in the United States – about 90 fatalities every day – and two million people are injured in nonfatal car accidents every year, according to a 2016 report.
These figures rank the highest of 19 other high-income countries. The U.S. reported the second highest percentage of motor vehicle crash deaths involving alcohol-impaired driving (31 percent); and among 15 countries, the U.S. had the eighth highest percentage of crash deaths that involved speeding (29 percent). The U.S. ranked 18 out of 20 for front seat use, and 13 out of 18 for rear seat use, among countries in which information on national seat belt use was available.
Motor vehicle deaths and injuries are preventable and even predictable, according to the CDC. Practice safe driving habits, such as always buckle seat belts on all passengers – especially children – no matter how short the distance. Avoid alcohol and drug use and distractions while driving, such as texting and other cell phone use. If you have, however, suffered from a serious car accident, there are measures you can take, such as crowdfunding, to help pay your sudden medical bills.
How to Pay Your Medical Bills
A car accident can devastate a life and family in many ways. It can require urgent medical care, rehabilitation, personal and vehicle expenses, time away from work, even legal fees, all of which add stress and deepen the trauma. Crowdfunding can help alleviate the stress of your situation and keep you from becoming bankrupt after your car accident. Launching a fundraiser also helps in preparation for those unexpected, out-of-pocket medical expenses that follow treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation.
If you or someone you know struggles to pay living, medical, or legal expenses after a car accident, learn more about free crowdfunding to get through a difficult period. Launch a free fundraiser today to help keep you or a loved one afloat after a car accident.