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Traveling with a car crash injury

In 2012, over 2.5 million people in the U.S. received emergency treatment for an injury that they sustained in a car crash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Moreover, Americans are hospitalized for over one million days per year as a result of auto crash injuries, according to statistics provided by the CDC. Sometimes, people need to travel and are unable to rest and recover from the accident as much as they would like to. For some victims, traveling with an auto accident injury is especially difficult or even impossible.

There are a plethora of reasons why people may need to travel even though they were recently hurt in a motor vehicle crash. For example, one of their loved ones may have passed away and they need to attend a funeral in another state or even in another country. Or, perhaps someone has job responsibilities or wishes to travel to attend a wedding. In fact, even people who had plans to visit another country for sightseeing may not want to cancel their trip and allow the accident to upend their lives even more.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that in 2015, 761 out of every 100,000 people in the U.S. were hurt in a car crash. Clearly, auto accident injuries remain a prevalent problem in this country and it is pivotal for all victims to go over their different options. For those who plan on traveling after a crash, it is important to prepare for any accommodations that are required.

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