A car accident is frightening for all, but the fear and dangers significantly increase when there is a pregnant woman in the car. Expectant mothers are often in far more critical condition in the event of an accident, as they face unique risks. Regular follow-up care and immediate attention are vital in protecting the health of both the mother and child. If not, there may be serious consequences such as miscarriage, premature birth, placental abruption, or the heartbreaking loss of baby.
If you are a pregnant woman who has suffered any of the following symptoms following a car accident, consult a doctor immediately:
- Vaginal bleeding or spotting
- Swelling in your face or fingers
- Leakage of fluid or increased vaginal discharge
- Severe and constant headaches
- Pain in your abdomen or shoulder areas
- Persistent vomiting, not morning sickness
- A noticeable change your baby's movements
- Painful or urgent urination
- Faintness or dizziness
Seatbelts can protect you from a number of these issues, which is why it is crucial pregnant women position themselves far from the steering wheel and wear seatbelts at all times.
CONTACT OUR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
If you are a pregnant women who suffered as a result of a car accident, we at the Potter Law Firm want you to know you aren’t alone. Nothing is quite as devastating as any harm coming to your unborn child, which is why you need to enlist in the immediate help of a compassionate and skilled personal injury attorney. Our legal team will do all in our power to make sure you and your family are rightfully compensated for any injuries sustained at the hands of another’s negligence.
Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation by calling 870.729.8223.