Auto Accident Facts
6,000,000. This is the average number of auto accidents annually in the U.S. alone.
Unfortunately, most of us think an auto accident will never happen to us or our loved ones. Truth is, the likelihood of being involved in an auto accident in your lifetime is very high. The statistics below show us that most auto accidents result in personal injury, property damage, or even death – due to the fault of another.
Auto Accident Facts of 2016:
- 37, 461 fatalities involving auto accidents
- Over 2 million of the accident victims experience permanent personal injuries
- 72% of auto accidents result in property damage
- More than 9 people per day are killed, and approximately 1,060 per day are injured due to distracted driving
What should I do if I am in an auto accident?
- Pull over your vehicle to make sure you and everyone else is alright. If anyone is injured, call 911 and calmly describe the injuries incurred and your location.
- Report the accident to police authorities. You are required to stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident, determine if anyone needs medical aid, and give notice to the local police or sheriffs office.
- Gather information about the other driver and accident scene. This includes: driver’s name, contact information, insurance company and policy number, vehicle make, model, and registration number, and driver’s license number.
- Seek medical care and contact your insurance company.
For your safety, seeking medical care right away whether or not you believe you are seriously injured, is very important. Regardless of who is at fault, notify your insurance company immediately to activate your Personal Injury Protection (PIP). This is coverage that is often available which allows you to recover compensation from your own insurance company.
Often times, insurance companies will rush into the settlement process before the extent of the damage is known. Never let yourself feel rushed or pressured by the insurance company. Contact Mike Wyatt of Mann, Wyatt & Rice to asses your claim for free and assist you in getting the money needed for:
- lost wages
- medical expenses
- personal injuries
- pain and suffering
Common Auto Accident Injuries:
- Neck (cervical spine) Injuries
- Back (thoracic and lumbar spine) Injuries
- Orthopedic/Joint Injuries
- Concussion/Head/Brain Trauma
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Knee Damage
- Chronic Fatigue symptoms as a result of shock and injury
If you have been involved in a auto accident involving any type of vehicle that has caused personal injury, contact Mike Wyatt of Mann, Wyatt & Rice.