Our life is full of elements which gives and takes a lot of things in this small time on earth. But some things donot actually have much to give. Accidents are one of them. It takes away the most and in return it only gives lessons and tears.
Car accidents and injuries are a vast area of accidents. Let’s see some statistics to see how vast it is:
Global Car Accident Statistics 2013-2015
According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, the current statistics for auto accidents are as following:
- Around 50 million people injured each year.
- Almost 300,000 teenager deaths every year.
- Stated as the ninth leading cause of death worldwide.
- Annually US$518 million damage cost.
Now that we know how serious it is, let me tell you how it can affect your life even if you survive a car accident.
Even the smallest car crashes can leave you with bruises and pain. And you may have to spend a lot for medical expenses and property damages. In cases of fatal accidents some people are left badly injured. Sometimes it is so bad that a lot of people cannot even work anymore to earn their livelihood.
General Mental Disorders
Injuries caused to your subconscious mind may not be visible from outside, but it kills you inside. Serious accidents may cause you sleep and eating habit disorders. Even worse, you can get injured mentally for lifetime.
Accidents can collapse your economic condition. Medical expense, getting an accident lawyer, loss of wages etc. are the first things you will face. Your personal life can turn into a mess affected by an accident as well. Statistics shows that accident injuries are a major cause of marriage and relationship problems also.
Avoiding Car Accidents
As you can see, car accident can be even more dangerous than death itself.So always try to maintain the followings:-
- Don’t drive unless you are licensed to do so.
- Always wear your seatbelts, and tell your passengers also.
- Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Never drive without supervision if you are new.
- Always maintain traffic rules.
“If a neighbor is killed in a car accident, do you sell your car and stop driving?” –That’s what Mario Andretti mentioned. Fatal injuries may leave you with serious damages. A bruise or broken bone may heal, but if any part of your gets damaged totally then you won’t be able to do anything about it. So instead of being scared of the road, try to get along with it.