It was not a matter of scientific curiosity. It was a need to deepen our understanding of human suffer. We wanted to know more
about life after a severe road traffic injury. We urged to know more about the human needs and the challenges. We monitored people for one year upon their consent and generated up-to-date evidence on the long term burden resulting from their injury.
We recorded the post-traumatic difficulties in daily life due to physical disability, psychological distress and economical burden. We translated this evidence into suggestions for action and policy recommendations. We hope that they will be respected by policy makers in Europe. We ought this endeavor to road traffic victims and we are very grateful to each one of them for sharing their experiences and concerns. We hope that this effort will be the beginning of action and improvement in peoples’ lives.