Getting into a car accident often makes you feel alone. You wonder how it could have happened to you. You blame your bad luck and misfortune. You feel like you’re the only one who has to deal with injuries, medical bills, car repairs, police reports and a lot more.
Here’s one important thing to remember: You are absolutely not alone. Almost everyone goes through this at one point or another. In fact, many people you know have probably gotten into accidents that you know nothing about. Just because they don’t talk about it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. This is a very common occurrence in the United States, and you should not let “feeling alone” stress you out any more than necessary.
How common is it? Some experts estimate that around 6 million wrecks happen each and every year. Some are far more serious than others. That takes into account everything from fender-benders to multicar crashes with multiple fatalities.
In a lot of ways, driving is a gamble because there is always a risk of getting into a wreck. It’s a risk you take every time you get in your car. It’s a risk you must accept if you want to drive, and it’s not getting much better.
But you can take some solace in that fact after it happens to you because you are not alone and there are solutions. For instance, if you got injured in an accident another driver caused, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your injuries. Just make sure you know what steps you need to take.