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How many injuries do car wrecks cause?

When going over car accidents, many people understand the serious consequences of a crash, such as death and severe injuries. However, some may not be aware of just how common auto accident injuries are in New York, and all across the country. Even when a car crash victim has the fortune to survive a crash, they may struggle with other hardships, such as financial complications, mental trauma, or a disability that keeps them from working, to name a few problems. For everyone who gets behind the wheel, it could be beneficial to go over just how many auto accident injuries occur per year.

According to material published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 200,000 people needed hospitalization due to motor vehicle crash injuries during 2012. Furthermore, upwards of 2.5 million people across the U.S. had to visit an emergency room following a traffic crash. Not only do these wrecks often make daily life difficult for victims, but they can also create problems for employers and loved ones. The CDC says that injuries sustained in traffic accidents throughout 2012 will lead to $33 billion lost in work over the course of peoples' lives, according to estimates.

These wrecks happen for many reasons and are often preventable. From intoxicated driving to texting and other forms of distractions, crashes happen in many ways. When a reckless driver's behavior upends the lives of innocent people, victims should explore any avenues, such as heading to court, that can help them recover from a crash that shattered their lives.

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