If you have ever been in a car accident, especially a serious one, you know how it can negatively affect your daily life. However, if you have never experienced a car accident it might be difficult to imagine what the aftermath might look like. Either way, it is important to remember these five common consequences of a car accident so you can stay proactive and safe behind the wheel.
Some of the most devastating results of a car accident are bodily injuries. Whether it’s broken or fractured bones, temporary or permanent paralysis or more minor injuries such as cuts and bruises, all of the above can keep us from performing our daily routines.
2. Ability to Work
If you become injured as a result of a car accident you may find it difficult or impossible to perform your job. While some employers may provide paid sick leave, many do not.
3. Financial Hardship
If you do not have sick leave to help you recover, you may find yourself struggling financially. Sometimes all it takes one new auto repair bill or medical bill to cause financial upset. Lost wages and bills add up fast and your savings may not be enough to supplement that loss.
4. Emotional Hardship
Whether you have mounting debt from an accident, pain from your injuries, are enduring a long recovery, or maybe a combination of these – your mental health may decline from these pressures. You may also experience long-term trauma from an accident, making it difficult to be in a car in the future.
5. Lack of Transportation
If it isn’t trauma keeping you from driving, it may be the loss of your vehicle. Accidents take a toll on cars, often totaling them entirely. If they are fixable it often takes a significant amount of time and money to do so. Either way, you will have to find another way to get around.
Thinking about all the possible consequences of a car accident may make you feel overwhelmed or discouraged. However, there are resources available to help keep you safe. Whether you need accident prevention tips or help after becoming injured in an accident, do not hesitate to reach out to us.