Car accidents can result in very serious injury or in some cases, even death. But while there is always the risk of serious injury as the result of a car accident, some groups of people are susceptible to more risk than others. One such group is that of pregnant women. When a pregnant woman is a driver or passenger in a car that is involved in an accident there are additional concerns. Pregnant women (and everyone for that matter) should be aware of their legal rights, potential insurance claims, and how to best proceed for themselves and their unborn child.
Additional Injuries to Pregnant Women
Car accidents are so dangerous because of the force that an accident can have on the vehicles involved and on the individuals in those vehicles. Sudden sharp movements can cause many issues. But even when an accident is smaller in magnitude, it doesn’t automatically mean that the injuries in which it results will always be minor too. Even minor car accidents can result in serious injuries. The biggest cause of concern with any subsequent injuries is that they can be delayed leading those involved to have a false sense of security. Sometimes injuries are not noticeable for days or even weeks after an accident occurs. This is why it’s so important for anyone involved in a car accident – especially pregnant women – to seek immediate medical treatment in order to ensure that there isn’t something serious going on in your body of which you are unaware.
When a pregnant woman is involved in a car accident there are serious issues to be concerned about. Such issues include:
- Pre-term labor
- Creation of high-risk pregnancy
- Internal bleeding
- Placental abruption Birth defects
Seek Medical Care
Due to the potential for such serious issues to arise as the result of a car accident, most pregnant women will be taken to the nearest emergency room by ambulance. But even after being seen in the ER, it’s important that they follow up with their OB/GYN since they won’t necessarily be seen by an obstetrician when in the hospital. Their OB/GYN can provide a full exam to ensure the safety of the mother and her unborn baby. Should there be an injury or issue it’s best to catch it as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, car accidents can’t always be prevented and sometimes pregnant women are involved. But with the proper insurance, they can notify their insurance company after the accident, file a claim, and seek medical care. All of these things help to protect the mom and her fetus.
We Fight for Those Injured in a Car Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, it can seriously affect many aspects of your life. You should never have to deal with the situation on your own.
At the Law Offices of David P. Kashani, A.P.L.C., our legal team will work to help get you or your loved one the compensation that is deserved to take care of yourself and your injuries. Our highly qualified team specializes in car accident cases and can help you to work through the situation. The most important thing when you have been injured in a car accident is to seek medical attention and then call a qualified personal injury attorney. Contact the Law Offices of David P. Kashani, A.P.L.C. right away to schedule a free consultation in which we can discuss your options.