Approximately 6 million car accidents occur in the U.S. each year and three million people are hurt car accidents in the U.S every year. In 2016, Wyoming, Mississippi and Montana were listed among the most dangerous states to drive in.
Regardless of where you travel, the likelihood of a car accident and getting hurt in a car accident is still very high. The U.S. Department of Justice says the most common personal injury cases are car accidents as 52 percent of those cases involve car accidents.
From head injuries, to whiplash to emotional trauma, the injuries one can incur if you’ve been hurt in a car accident are many and varied and it can be hard to know what to do after a car accident.
So what do you do? If you have been hurt, here’s what to do after a car accident.
Seek Medical Attention
After an auto accident, it’s recommended that you seek immediate medical attention. While some physical injuries may be apparent immediately, other symptoms much