Car Accident While Pregnant – Auto Accident During Pregnancy
Being involved in an auto accident can be frightening, but being involved in accident while pregnant is even more so.
In addition to the damage to the car and her own injuries, a pregnant woman must also consider the possibility of injury to her unborn baby.
If you are pregnant and are involved in an auto accident, you should seek medical attention immediately. Even if the accident was minor and you feel fine, it is still important to go to the emergency room.
Risks of Being In an Accident While Pregnant
Studies show that being involved in a car accident while pregnant can significantly attribute to a high-risk pregnancy. What a pregnant woman does immediately after being involved in a car accident is crucial for the health and well-being of the mother-to-be and her unborn baby. Even a low-speed accident, or slight fender bender, could cause injury. In the case of a woman that already has a high-risk pregnancy, being involved in even a slight accident can cause additional complications.
The trauma of being involved in an accident can increase the risks of pregnancy complications. Some of these include:
- Preterm Birth
- Placental Abruption
- Premature Rupture of the Membranes
- Emergency Caesarian Section
Placental abruption is one of the more common injuries as the result of minor trauma while pregnant. Placental abruption occurs when the placenta peels away from the uterine wall, before the birth of the baby. This condition can be life-threatening for both mother and baby. Vaginal bleeding is a common symptom of this condition. However, sometimes the bleeding is internal and requires a medical examination to determine the problem. This is one reason why receiving immediate medical assistance is so important.
Dealing With the Loss of a Baby After An Accident
Losing a baby is an incredibly painful and agonizing experience. These feelings are often overwhelming. When a loss such as this occurs due to a car or truck accident, the parents will need legal counseling.
At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C, we have experience in handling these types of delicate cases. We provide private and free consultations for grieving, expectant parents.
How The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. Can Help
Our firm aggressively pursues anyone responsible for your unborn baby’s injuries or wrongful death. We realize that no amount of money can truly compensate you for what you have gone through, but we firmly believe our clients should not be responsible for the costs of another person’s negligent driving. We will help you obtain compensation to pay for the proper medical care, which includes covering the medical bills you have already accumulated.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident while pregnant, contact our firm today!
Call (314) 361-4242
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