Automobile Accidents and Pregnancy


February 22, 2016

When a pregnant woman is involved in a car accident, there are two patients involved—the mother and the unborn baby. Car accidents can significantly impact the pregnant woman and the baby, potentially even resulting in miscarriage or hemorrhage. Treatment in the immediate aftermath of the crash is critical to ensure both mother and child have the best possible outcome.

The Atlanta car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, have represented pregnant mothers who were injured in car accidents. While an accident is hard on anyone, being pregnant increases both the stress and the potential for injuries. We understand that pregnant women need superior medical care and zealous legal representation to protect their legal rights.

Pregnant Women Need Immediate Medical Care Following a Car Accident

Car crashes present serious risks to the pregnant woman and child, including internal bleeding, miscarriage, pre-term labor, birth defects, and high risk pregnancy. More subtle issues include risks from stress and emotional duress due to the accident.

If you are pregnant and involved in a serious car accident, call 911 right away in order to receive the emergency medical care you need. Possible signs of injury that are particular to pregnant women include vaginal bleeding, loss of consciousness, pain in your belly or pelvis, swelling in your face or fingers, chills or a fever, faintness or dizziness, changes in your baby's movement, severe headaches, persistent vomiting unrelated to morning sickness, or leaking of fluid.

What is a High Risk Pregnancy?

Your pregnancy will be deemed high risk if you or your baby has suffered an injury and thus is at risk of health complications. Car accidents can contribute to a woman's chances of having a high risk pregnancy. If you have been injured in a car accident, even a minor one, it is important that your doctor closely monitors you during the pregnancy so that any issues can be caught and quickly managed.

Potential complications from the car accident include slow growth for the baby, preterm labor complications, placenta problems, elevated stress and in turn blood pressure, pre-eclampsia, and more. It is important to remember, however, that many pregnancies will continue unaffected by the car accident.

Legal Help Following Your Car Accident

If you have been involved in a car accident while pregnant, contact an attorney as soon as possible. Your lawyer will assess the accident and uncover whether you may have the right to recover from the at-fault driver responsible for the accident. Depending upon your injuries and the injuries experienced by the baby, you could be eligible to receive compensation for your medical expenses and more.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 30 Years of Legal Experience to Work For You

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you will need knowledgeable counsel to represent your legal interests. The Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, represent accident victims across Georgia and in the Southeast. Our firm has over 30 years of experience and is committed to providing zealous representation to each injured client. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible.

Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Source:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9174423

Category: Auto Accidents

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