What Should I Do If I Was in a Car Accident While Pregnant? | San Antonio Injury Lawyers
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If you or a loved one was recently involved in a car accident during your pregnancy, you may be worried about what next steps to take.
Taking care of yourself and your unborn child will be most important, but in order to receive compensation for your large medical expenses, it will also be important to file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance provider.
If you or a loved one was recently involved in an accident during a pregnancy, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free case evaluation with our San Antonio car accident attorneys.
What Sort of Medical Attention Do I Need?
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 were involved in a car accident during your pregnancy, it is imperative that you go to the hospital or to your health care provider after being involved in a car accident.
Getting into a car accident while pregnant could lead to a variety of complications. One injury that might occur is known “placenta abruption.” This injury can lead to the blood supply being cut off to the placenta, and can be fatal not only to the fetus but also to the mother. Placenta abruption is the most common injury that accompanies a car crash when a pregnant woman is involved.
Even if you believe the car accident was minor, and you doubt that any injury to your baby or to yourself occurred, you should still seek medical help. While it might be easy to take note of your own injuries, it may be difficult to determine whether your baby was affected.
One pregnant woman who survived a low-speed sudden stop incident only sustained minor bruising on her stomach. She thought nothing of it at the time, but her child was later born with a head injury. The important thing to note here is that while you may be able to take stock of your own well-being, only a doctor can assess to a reasonable degree of certainty the health and well-being of your baby.
In addition to the medical bills you will likely immediately 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.
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 incredibly important that you seek out a doctor who can properly treat all of your current and future injuries, and who can help you with a complicated pregnancy or any potential post-partum issues.
How Can I Afford These Medical Expenses?
Even just one of these medical expenses will likely be costly. In order to receive compensation for these bills, it may be wise to consider filing and negotiating a claim with the insurance company of the at-fault driver in the accident.
In order to file a successful claim, it will be important to have as much evidence about the crash and the damages you sustained from it as possible. If there was a police report, it may list who the at-fault party was, and you will want to start your negotiations with their insurance company.
Our San Antonio Car Accident Lawyers Can Help
At Zinda Law Group, our San Antonio car accident attorneys have helped thousands of crash victims get their lives back on track after suffering an injury. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you seek maximum compensation for medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and all the other ways your injury has cost you.
Our firm also believes that a car accident victim should never have to worry about their ability to afford legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you will pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your personal injury case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.
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