What Should I Do If I’m Injured in a Car Accident While Pregnant?
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Car accidents are always frightening situations, but they are even more so when a driver or passenger is pregnant. The impact from a collision can have devastating consequences for an unborn baby, thus it is extremely important for an expecting mother to take all necessary precautions after a wreck.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries from an automobile crash while pregnant, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with one of our skilled Phoenix car accident lawyers.
What Sort of Medical Attention Do I Need to Seek?
In order to best protect yourself and have a successful pregnancy, it is important to take as much precaution as possible when driving, but sometimes accidents are unavoidable. If you are pregnant and involved in a car accident, you may be worried about what to do next. Even if the car accident you are involved in is minor, you should still see your OB-GYN or primary care physician, or go to the emergency room. Complications that can occur from a car accident include hemorrhaging, miscarriage, or premature delivery, among others. In order to mitigate these injuries as much as possible, it is important that you seek medical attention immediately.
In addition to the medical bills you will likely incur following an accident, your pregnancy may need to be more closely monitored by a physician. These additional doctor visits may be costly. Further, a doctor may recommend limiting stress following a car accident, which could mean taking time off from work or refraining from other activities. This could result in a loss of income or a loss of enjoyment of life. Further, even if you were relatively uninjured from a car accident, your child could be born with injuries that impact his or her health and well-being. Therefore, it is vital that you seek out a doctor who can properly treat all of your current and future injuries and help you with a complicated pregnancy or any potential post-partum issues.
Car accidents can be emotionally traumatic for any person, but a pregnant woman may have additional mental health concerns. Talk to your doctor about any stress or anxiety you are experiencing following the crash. It is both important to document this for legal reasons, and to ensure that you are treating both your health and the health of your pregnancy. Depending on the extent of the injuries, you may be able to recover for your emotional stress and anxiety following an accident.
How Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries?
Any pregnant woman involved in a car accident should seek legal advice in order to recover compensation for her injuries. Pregnant women will incur additional medical costs after a car accident, and will therefore need to have a skilled injury lawyer help her recover for these expenses.
Although injuries from a car accident may not be fully realized until later in the pregnancy or after childbirth, it is important to speak with a lawyer immediately after a car crash. An experienced lawyer will be able to discuss all the future outcomes with you and help you determine when the best time to settle or sue will be.
Our Phoenix Car Accident Lawyers Can Help
At Zinda Law Group, our Phoenix auto accident attorneys have helped thousands of injury victims seek compensation for medical bills, loss of income, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. We will fight to ensure your legal rights are protected, and we are dedicated to providing you with care and compassion throughout your case and beyond.
Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free consultation with one of our Phoenix car accident lawyers. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.