Everyone knows the old adage that declares "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This time-honored wisdom certainly makes sense. We wouldn't wait until we were riding on the wheel rim ...View Article
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Posted on 06-09-2017
According to statistics, more than 37,000 people die in car accidents each year, with an additional 2.35 million being injured or disabled. Of those who are fatally injured, more than 1,600 are children under the age of 15 and nearly 8,000 are people between the ages of 16 and 20. In addition to being deadly, car accidents are also costly. In fact, it is estimated that they cost the United States $230.6 billion per year.
While people most commonly associate car accident injuries with those who are inside the car, death and injury also occurs to pedestrians who become involved in the accident. In fact, more than 4,000 pedestrians are killed by car accidents each year while more than 65,000 are injured.
A number of different factors increase your risk of being involved in a car accident. For example, research has shown that men are twice as likely as women to be involved in a car accident. Teens are also at a much higher risk of being killed or injured in a car accident, while talking on a cell phone while driving increases your chance of being in an accident by 400 percent. Text messaging also increases your chance of being involved in a car accident. With the average text message taking 4.6 seconds to write and send, you travel approximately the distance of a football field when traveling 55 miles per hour while texting.
If you are injured in a car accident, immediate care is important. Similarly, receiving the proper follow-up care is an essential part of the recovery process. At Advanced Spine & Rehab, we can treat your injuries while also providing you with the necessary ongoing treatment and rehab you need to recover.
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