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How much each year is lost in Wisconsin car accidents?

Just as a threshold notion, car accidents in LaCrosse and in Wisconsin can be costly. When you consider the amount of money spent on medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and even future income lost (from people who are killed in accidents) it is no wonder that hundreds of millions of dollars are lost in car accidents each year.

A study conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that over $40 billion in lost work and medical costs arose out of car accidents across the country. With 30,000 people killed in auto accidents each year, the economic losses are certain to be large. 

Wisconsin, for example, saw $751 million in economic damages from auto accidents according to CDC data. While this is definitely a large number, it pales in comparison to other states annual losses from car crashes, such as Georgia ($1.55 billion); Florida ($3.16 billion); Texas ($3.5 billion) and California ($4.16 billion).

With these numbers, it is understandable when plaintiffs injured in car accidents seek damages that can range into the millions. Under Wisconsin law, those injured in car crashes are allowed to seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and lost wages. If a person is seriously injured and is unable to work for a long period of time, this can certainly contribute to large personal injury awards.

However, obtaining compensation in a personal injury case is not automatic, nor is it easy. A skilled personal injury attorney is needed to shepherd the injured person through the process. 

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