If you were involved in an Ohio car accident while pregnant, you face several risks that other injury accident victims do not typically encounter.
Even having a minor car accident while pregnant can cause a significant increase in risk to both mom and baby. Seeking immediate medical attention is critical, no matter how harmless the incident may seem.
If someone else was responsible for the crash, you deserve justice for the harm you sustained. Ohio car accident attorney Aaron Bensinger will fight to protect the legal rights of you and your baby and help you get the justice you deserve.
The Substantial Risks of Getting into a Car Accident When Pregnant
All car accidents pose significant risks to both a vehicle’s driver and any passengers that may be onboard. However, if you’re pregnant, an accident can be potentially life-threatening.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine states, “Automobile crashes are the largest single cause of death for pregnant women and the leading cause of traumatic fetal injury mortality in the United States.” SafeRide4Kids reports that potentially thousands of fetal deaths occur every year in the U.S. due to pregnant women’s car accidents.
As many as 3% of American women report being involved in a car accident when pregnant. The bottom line is that the risk of being involved in a pregnant accident is more significant than you might imagine.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention If You Have a Car Accident While Pregnant
No matter how non-serious it may seem, seek emergency medical attention for ANY type of motor vehicle collision if you’re pregnant—even if it was a low-speed fender-bender. Any sudden impact can cause the placenta to separate from the uterus. This phenomenon, known as placental abruption, can lead to hemorrhaging, miscarriage, or premature birth.
Seek medical attention even if you feel fine, because you may feel no symptoms of a placental abruption. Even if you don’t go into premature labor or miscarry, untreated placental abruption can deprive the baby of nutrients that are necessary for growth and development.
Qualified medical treatment providers will conduct a thorough exam, evaluate your condition, and run any necessary testing to determine whether you or the baby sustained injuries. If you are Rh-negative, seeking emergency medical attention is even more important, due to the risk of your blood mixing with the baby’s.
How Can an Ohio Personal Injury Attorney Help Pregnant Accident Victims?
Having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side makes sense for most car accident victims. For pregnant women who sustained injuries in a car accident that wasn’t their fault, the benefits are significant.
You may require extensive and costly medical treatment to ensure your recovery and the baby’s safety. You may also have to be on bed rest or be unable to work until your recovery or the birth of your baby. You need the financial resources to get you through this challenging time and ensure your future well-being. An attorney can help you fight for your right to recover compensation for the damages you suffered.
Your attorney will investigate your accident and document it extensively to establish liability. Your attorney will submit a demand to the at-fault party’s insurance company and negotiate a fair settlement. If the insurer won’t settle, your attorney can file a lawsuit in civil court.
You need to focus on your health—and the health of your unborn child—rather than on fighting a complex legal battle. Your attorney will take care of everything, leaving you free to concentrate on what’s most important.
Contact an Ohio Car Accident Lawyer Today
Attorney Aaron Bensinger of Bensinger Law understands the critical nature of your situation. You don’t have to face this battle alone. With extensive experience fighting for the rights of the wrongfully injured in Ohio, Aaron will do whatever it takes to get the justice and compensation you deserve.
If you are sustained injuries in an Ohio car accident while pregnant, call for contact us online now.