Several important facts related to Auto Accident injury victims were published in a report by the Journal Archives of Surgery on March 17th. More than 63% of accident victims confirmed that they experience substantial pain even after a year of receiving injuries in an auto accident. This report was published after perceiving physical health status of 3,000 patients (aged 18-84). These patients had suffered serious injuries in various accidents like slip and fall injury cases and various other auto accidents involving car accidents, bus accidents, and motorcycle accidents.
Most of the patients receive injuries in abdomen or chest which results in a chest or abdominal trauma. Some other patients suffer from broken limbs or fractures in various different types of accidents. Several of these patients report substantial pain in different parts of their body including limbs and joints (44%), Spine/Back (26%), Head/Brain injuries (12%) and the neck injuries (7%). However, back pain is one of the major causes of disabilities among Americans below 45 years.
A Baltimore based advocacy group known as “American Pain Foundation” has reported that financial expenses of chronic pain is around $100 Billion/Year in the US alone. This includes various health care expenses, loss of productivity and income at the workplace.
If you get injured in an accident then you must file a compensation for your injuries including both physical and mental trauma. Most of the accident cases are reported due to negligence of some individual, state or municipal authorities. It is important to file a personal injury claim within a particular time period (depending upon your State/Region). Your personal injury claim must include all major facts related to the accident and you must also present the medical report which will help to ascertain the exact amount of injuries you might have suffered.