…Even in a minor crash, things can go from fine to chaotic pretty quickly. Car crashes of any size are pretty jarring, so naturally the first thing you will try to do is remain calm. This is good, and maybe even necessary. However, there is such a thing as being too calm after a crash.
…The National Safety Council estimates that around 100 people die daily and over 1,000 people suffer permanent injuries every day from car crashes. These accidents are an unfortunate reality of modern society. They may occur because of natural causes, such as a snowstorm, or circumstantial causes, such as limited visibility. Some occur because of driver negligence, unsafe driving and vehicular failure.
…On average, there are 5.25 million car accidents in the U.S. every year—that works out to about 1 every 60 seconds, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration. Over the past 5 years, 1 in 4 Americans was involved in a car accident. Almost 3 million people a year suffer injuries, ranging from minor to severe, as a result of a car accident, and about 43,000 car accidents result in a fatality annually.