Risks To Your Unborn Baby And Your Legal Rights
If you were involved in a car accident while pregnant, you should always seek medical help right away. Even minor fender-benders can put your unborn child at risk. Don’t take the risk of an undetected injury causing harm to you or your child. By seeking medical assistantce right away you can catch anything early and also provided important evidence if you need to file a car accident lawsuit for medical expenses, pain and suffering, or even wrongful death. Insurance companies could claim that the injuries are unrelated to the accident and you need to provide evidence to refute that position.
Car Crash Risks During The First And Second Trimesters Of Pregnancy
While driving during pregnancy is generally considered safe, a 2014 study suggested that expectant mothers are more likely to get involved in serious car crash incidents, especially during their second trimester, than those who are not pregnant.
Injuries unique to expectant mothers during motor vehicle collisions include placental abruption, uterine rupture, and direct fetal injury. High-speed collisions can also result in maternal and fetal death.