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Three Ways a Car Accident Can Negatively Impact the Rest of Your Life

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, More than 31,000 people lost their lives during the first nine months of 2021. This resulted in several car accident claims, one of which was a wrongful death claim.  

A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit that enables surviving family members to seek justice on behalf of a loved one who died due to a negligent act. Apart from wrongful death claims, increased personal injury claims have also increased due to car accidents.  

It is important to note that In 2019, there were more than six million passengers involved in traffic accidents. This means that millions of passengers in the United States live with the negative impacts of being involved in motor vehicle accidents. 

If you are involved in a car accident, there are three major negative impacts that you might have to live with: 

  • Physical damage
  • Emotional damage
  • Financial difficulties

Physical Damage

One of the most common impacts of being involved in a car accident is suffering physical body harm. Some of this physical harm can be noticed immediately, while others will be detected after the accident. Below are examples of physical damage that can negatively impact your life:

Cuts and Burns

Burns result from the combustion fuel tank exploding, while cuts result from broken glass and sharp metal. If cuts and burns are not treated, they can result in skin infections, negatively impacting your life.


One severe effect of being involved in a car accident is living with a disability. Severe accidents may result in the loss of limbs, which may affect mobility and cause blood clots and infection. 

Spinal Cord Injuries

If you have any back pain injuries, you need to have your back checked out immediately. This is because the long-term effects can be severe and fatal:

  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Arm and leg paralysis
  • Increased risk of heart problems
  • Persistent pain

Financial Difficulties

The second most damaging impact of being involved in a car accident is living with financial difficulties. This is especially so if the car accident affects your way of living, and you always have medical expenses to sort out. 

For example, athletes can lose their income if they can no longer race on the track. For this reason, you should always seek compensation for your losses.

Emotional Damage

Another aspect of your life that will be negatively affected is the emotional aspect of it. These causes conditions such as anxiety, or panic attacks when you are driving or when you are a passenger. If the accident causes the death of your loved one, you might suffer from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Work with a Qualified Car Accident Attorney

Car accidents are stressful and force the victim to live with long-term implications. Instead of suffering financially, you can reduce the financial burden by engaging with The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo. If a loved one has died due to negligence, we will ensure you get justice by filing a wrongful death claim.

To talk about your car accident case, and the amount to expect as compensation, get in touch by calling 561-659-6366. You can also use the contact form below.