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Charleston crash leaves 2 hospitalized

Car accidents happen frequently in the Charleston area. A driver takes a turn too quickly and runs off the road, or someone runs a red light causing a t-bone collision. These types of accidents seem almost commonplace to casual onlookers. As you flip to the next section of the newspaper, however, it can be easy to overlook the effects a crash has on those involved.

Unfortunately, Charleston was hit by yet another car accident yesterday morning. According to police, a westbound car crashed into another vehicle that was exiting the 35th Street Bridge near MacCorkle Avenue. Two people were injured in the collision. Both were transported to a nearby hospital, but it is not clear how severe their injuries are.

Although this sounds like a typical collision, it is important to take a minute to think about it from the perspective of an accident victim. Maybe you're on your way to work or the grocery store when a car comes out of nowhere and hits you. You're injured badly enough that you have to go to the hospital in an ambulance. Aside from worrying about your injuries, you're now stuck with substantial medical costs. An ambulance ride alone can be hundreds of dollars and if you get medical attention in an emergency room -- which you most likely would -- you could be looking at thousands of dollars in bills even for a simple procedure.

What do you do now? For starters, you should get the medical attention you need. It's important to put your health first. Next, you may want to consider a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused the crash. A personal injury lawsuit can help a crash victim obtain compensation for injuries sustained in a car accident, decreasing or wiping out the financial burden that a serious car accident can be.

Source: WSAZ, "Two People Hospitalized after Charleston Accident," Anna Baxter, March 11, 2013

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