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Car Crashes And Risks For Pregnant Women


Auto accidents as a result of negligence can lead to serious injuries. This is true for everyone, young and old. And pregnant women involved in a crash can sustain injuries that endanger the health of the unborn child. Even the viability of her pregnancy may be at risk when the collision is forceful.

It is important for anyone involved in a collision in Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa to have their injuries assessed by a healthcare professional as soon as possible, and this is also the case for pregnant women, both the woman and her unborn child’s health will need to be reviewed. Medical care may result in high fees, but a car accident lawyer can help you access damage recovery later, focusing on the health of your family first.

High Risk Concerns for Pregnant Women

Of course the type of crash and level of damage sustained will have an effect on injuries. In addition, how far along a woman is in her pregnancy could be a factor. When an accident leads to serious injury, the following health issues are possible for pregnant individuals.

  • Crash impacts can result in miscarriages, meaning the loss of the fetus, ending the pregnancy.
  • Premature births. Accidents can lead to a baby being born prematurely, typically premature is a term connected to before 37 weeks of gestation. Preterm babies may require feeding through tubes, breathing assistance, and other support systems.
  • Placental separations. Extreme force may separate a woman’s placenta from her uterus, which could lead to the baby not getting the nutrients and oxygen they need. Additionally, the mother may experience internal bleeding when there is an abruption.

Many complications are possible and some of them, including placental abruptions, can be very dangerous to the health of both the woman and the unborn child.

Do Not Wait for Symptoms to Develop

Everyone should have their health assessed following a Florida traffic collision, even when they initially feel fine, pregnant women as well. Then, if there is an issue, the health concern can be addressed right away for the best possible outcome.

While the expense of fixing a vehicle is one concern after an accident, the health of you and your family is much more important. Get the care you need and have a Florida personal injury lawyer fight to access a full and fair compensation settlement to cope with healthcare expenses, for a mother and her unborn child, as well as lost wages and other financial bills.

Were you injured while pregnant in a Florida car crash? You need to discuss the details of the accident with the attorneys at Roman & Roman if you are interested in having them determine the worth of your claim. Our seasoned attorneys fight hard for our clients, because we know they need to secure the compensation in order to move forward and heal, physically and emotionally. With over 100 years of combined experience, we have the legal expertise you require to move forward with confidence. Contact us today to book your no-obligation, free consultation.

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