If you are involved in a low-impact car accident while pregnant, you should be examined by your doctor as soon as possible. Even auto collisions with minor injuries and little to no vehicle damage can increase the risk of health complications that could harm the baby.
If the accident caused harm to you or your baby, you might also want to seek help from our team. You could be entitled to seek compensation that would cover expenses such as emotional distress, medical care, lost wages, and more.
Damages Available Through a Claim or Lawsuit
You may be worried about your unborn baby’s health at this time. We can manage the process of your claim or lawsuit and seek damages on your behalf.
You could recover your accident-related expenses such as:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages and other benefits
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
There may be other types of compensation available to you, so it is always a good idea to seek a legal opinion about your situation in a risk-free case evaluation. We offer case reviews at no cost to you.
If you work with our team, we can investigate the accident by examining police reports, medical reports, witness statements, and other supporting evidence to prove your losses and liability for your accident.
We Will Handle the Insurance Negotiations for You
The cost of pregnancy-related injuries can be very high. Still, insurance companies often attempt to settle claims quickly to minimize the amount they must pay. Further, loss adjusters do not always consider the emotional trauma and anxiety an expectant mother can experience if her unborn child is injured or worse following a car accident.
We will work hard to recover all forms of compensation available to you and handle all communications with an insurer on your behalf.
If You Need to File a Lawsuit
It is also important to be mindful of legal deadlines by which you will need to file your claim, or you could forfeit your right to claim compensation. Atlanta law provides two years from the date the accident or injuries being discovered per OCGA §9-3-33.
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Injuries You May Face After a Car Accident During Pregnancy
If you have experienced any of the following injuries after being involved in a low impact car accident during pregnancy, we can help you seek compensation:
- Placental abruption
- Fetal trauma
- Broken bones or fractures
- Premature birth
- Congenital disabilities
- Coup and contrecoup injuries
- High-risk pregnancy
- Emotional distress or anxiety for the expectant mother
- And other injuries
We understand you may be worried about your unborn baby’s health at this time, and we want you to be able to focus on your well-being and pregnancy. We can manage the legal process and administration of an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Monitor for Symptoms of Complications After an Accident
While a low-impact car accident may not affect a pregnancy, car accident trauma is a major cause of pregnancy complications, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
In the days or weeks following the accident, seek further medical attention immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms as they can indicate trauma to the fetus:
- Abdominal changes or abdominal pain
- Bleeding or spotting
- Loss of consciousness or dizziness
- A change in the baby’s movement
Steps to Take Following a Car Accident During Pregnancy
Being involved in a car accident can be a terrifying experience for anyone, but even more so if you are pregnant. In the immediate aftermath, be sure to:
- Seek medical care immediately.
- Call the appropriate authorities and seek medical attention promptly.
- Exchange names, addresses, and insurance information with the other driver.
- Be attentive to follow-up care and treatment plans.
- Keep records of the appointments, tests, and treatments you receive.
- Document any time taken off of work or missed wages.
- Benefit from a free case review to see if you are eligible to pursue compensation.
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We Can Help with No Upfront Fees Involved
We represent families in a range of complex personal injury cases, including expectant mothers who experienced emotional and financial harm following a car accident while pregnant. We want to help you, too.
We understand how such a traumatic event can affect you emotionally and financially, so we provide our services on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning:
- There are no upfront costs or fees involved.
- We only receive payment if we obtain a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf.
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We can help you build a strong case and negotiate persuasively with insurance companies to ensure you receive fair compensation for any physical, emotional, and financial harm you have suffered.
You don’t have to wait any longer to learn your legal options after an accident. To find out more about claiming compensation, call our dedicated team to progress your case today.