A car accident often happens out of nowhere. People are just driving along when, all of a sudden, the negligent action of another driver causes a wreck. While a car accident may only result in insurance headaches and property damage, it can also cause major damage and significant injuries. When people are not expecting these injuries, they can have a major financial impact.
From the moment a person steps into an ambulance or the hospital, they will start to accumulate medical expenses relating to the car accident. If the injuries are severe, a person may require surgeries or rehabilitation which can further increase expenses. The longer it takes a person to recover from these injuries, the longer the person will be out of work. For every day a person misses work, that person accumulates lost wages. Overtime, a family can find themselves struggling to keep up.