According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2010 data indicate that the cost of lost productivity and lives from car accidents hovers around $1 trillion. Sadly, an injured individual is not the only person who suffers after an accident, although he or she is likely to carry the heaviest burden. Employers, too miss out on having an employee continue doing his or her job when serious injuries have happened. Insurance companies have to cover high damage costs.

For the injured person, though, the impact of an accident lasts far beyond a few months. It can mean having to stop working entirely. It can mean limited mobility and decreased independence. It can mean medical bills for constant treatment. Trying to adjust your life after an accident is never easy, especially as you might be wishing you could turn back the hands of time to erase the incident from ever happening.

There are emotional costs associated with car accidents, too. If your crash was particularly horrific, then it could remain in your memory for years to come. Some people have trouble getting in a car ever again to drive after a car accident. Others try to avoid busy streets or locations where an accident is more likely to happen. The many ways that a car accident can impact your life is just par for the course for a serious accident victim, who has to learn to cope with the physical and the emotional impacts of the accident.

Have you been injured in a car accident? The most important thing to know is that you are not alone. Finding someone who can help you figure out your options so that you can focus on getting better should be your first step. Get advice from an experienced attorney so you can determine whether an accident claim is the right step for you. Jayson Lutzky offers free consultations to accident and personal injury clients. He has represented past clients in automobile accident cases. Over the past 32 years, Mr. Lutzky has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. Call 718-514-6619 to set up a free in-person consultation and visit to learn about New York’s personal injury laws.