Auto Accidents are Up
A better economy and lower gas prices means more people than ever are hitting the nation’s highways for weekend getaways, family vacations, or just to visit friends across town. But with that greater prosperity and freedom comes greater risk, as more vehicles on the road means more potential for mishaps that can turn a fun-filled excursion into a deadly disaster.
The National Safety Council estimates that 4.4 million people were injured – and 38,300 killed – in car accidents in the United States in 2015. Those are the highest totals since 2008, when the U.S. economy started a sharp downward trend. Deaths per 100 million miles traveled also increased in 2015, up 5 percent from the previous year, despite an increase in miles traveled of just 3.5 percent.
Even the most careful drivers can find themselves in a car accident, and the results can be calamitous – not only to your health but also to your finances. Hospital bills, vehicle repairs or replacement, and increased insurance costs are just some of the ways you can find yourself in a tight situation after an auto accident. An accident is traumatic enough in the moment, and it can affect your way of life for months or years to come.
You can’t control what other drivers will do on the road, but you can take steps to regain your financial footing if you’ve been injured in a car accident. If someone else was negligent in a vehicle crash and you are waiting for your lawsuit to make its way through the courts, contact USClaims. If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to a car crash, we can help you get back on the road.
At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.