A car crash is a frightening experience for everyone involved, but for a mother-to-be, it is especially scary. At a time when she is looking forward to the birth of her child, she is now worried about possible injury to her baby.
If you are pregnant and in a car accident, your first priority should be to get medical attention. Dealing with who’s at fault, damage to the car, and insurance companies can be taken care of later.
Sudden stopping, either from braking or from the crash can harm a baby. Low speed impacts can cause injury, especially in high risk pregnancies. The trauma of a car accident can increase the chance for a complication in the pregnancy. This is why first and foremost – get medical attention. You may not have been injured in the crash, but your baby may have been.
Once you are your baby have gotten the medical attention you need, a personal injury lawyer can help you in handling the other details involved with the accident. There will be insurance companies to contact, and forms to fill out.
If you have been in an accident and want to discuss the situation with a personal injury attorney, call us at 800-560-3388. Or email us at [email protected] Consultations are always free.