What to Do if You're in a Car Accident While Pregnant

Nov 1, 2017
Trucking Safety

Getting into a car accident is a frightening experience, and it becomes even more distressing if you are pregnant. At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr., we understand the unique concerns and challenges that pregnant women face in such situations. We are here to guide you through the process and provide you with the necessary legal support. Our expertise in personal injury and car accident cases allows us to protect your rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Understanding the Risks

While being involved in a car accident can be dangerous for anyone, the risks may be higher for pregnant women. The impact of the collision can put both the mother and unborn child at risk. It is crucial to seek immediate medical attention following an accident, regardless of whether you think you are injured or not.

Common risks associated with car accidents during pregnancy include:

  • Potential harm to the fetus
  • Placental abruption
  • Preterm labor
  • Fetal distress

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Knowing what steps to take after a car accident while pregnant is essential for your well-being and the well-being of your baby:

1. Seek Immediate Medical Attention

Even if you feel fine, it's vital to get checked by a medical professional after any car accident. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and a thorough evaluation will help ensure that you and your baby are safe.

2. Document the Scene

Take photos of the accident scene, including the damage to the vehicles involved, the positioning of the vehicles, and any visible injuries. These photos can serve as valuable evidence when filing a claim.

3. Exchange Information

Collect information from all parties involved, including their names, contact details, insurance information, and license plate numbers. This information will be crucial when pursuing a legal claim.

4. Contact Law Enforcement

Call the police to report the accident, especially if there are injuries or significant damage. A police report can provide essential documentation for your case.

5. Preserve Evidence

If possible, gather any additional evidence, such as witness statements, CCTV footage, or any other documentation related to the accident. These pieces of evidence can help establish liability and strengthen your claim.

6. Inform Your Insurance Company

Promptly notify your insurance company about the accident, even if you were not at fault. Cooperate fully and provide them with accurate details. However, it is essential to consult with an attorney before giving any recorded statement.

Legal Rights and Options

As a victim of a car accident while pregnant, you have legal rights and options available to you. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney will help you understand the best course of action based on the specifics of your case. The Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr. specializes in handling car accident cases involving pregnant women and will advocate for your rights.

Some of the legal options you might have include:

  • Filing a personal injury claim
  • Seeking compensation for medical expenses
  • Recovering lost wages
  • Obtaining compensation for pain and suffering

Contact the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr.

If you have been involved in a car accident while pregnant, it is crucial to seek legal advice from a qualified attorney who specializes in personal injury cases. The Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr. has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in car accident claims, including cases involving pregnant women. We are dedicated to protecting your rights and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today for a free consultation and let us navigate the legal complexities while you focus on your well-being and your baby's health.

Please note: This information is meant to provide a general understanding of car accident cases involving pregnant women and should not be considered legal advice. Always consult with a qualified attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation.