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Risk of Being Involved in a Car Accident While Pregnant

August 27, 2015

The Risks of Being Pregnant in Car Accidents

Car accidents in Brownsville or in any other state may be a scary experience, but for a pregnant woman it is not merely a frightening experience, it is nerve-racking. A pregnant woman may be worried about her car damage, her injuries and above all she has to understand the possible injury to her unborn child. So, the first priority is to acquire medical attention. In the course of self-care, you will have very little time to concentrate on your car damage, so it is wise to hire a Brownsville personal injury lawyer.

Risks to a Pregnant Woman

The risk is high to a pregnant woman in a car crash and this is because of the sudden stopping motion, due to braking in the course of avoiding a car crash. This jostles the pregnant woman, harming her baby. To be injured for a pregnant woman does not mean you have to suffer a big blow to make your abdomen. In fact, even the sudden impact of a low-speed car is enough for your baby in the abdomen to feel injury. The risk is more in a high-risk pregnancy, and during this time if there is a more serious accident, the risk is doubled.

A car accident trauma increases the chances of complications during pregnancy and this includes:

  • Miscarriage
  • Birth defects
  • Premature birth
  • Placental abruption
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Cesarean section

However, if anything mentioned above happens to a pregnant woman after a Brownsville car accident, the personal injury lawyer alone can help you in determining if you can file a case against the other driver or not. His experience with auto accident injuries can be of immense assistance.

Immediate Medical Attention

It makes real sense and is also advised to see a doctor immediately after a car accident, especially if you are a pregnant woman. You will need to know if your baby or you have been injured in this car crash. You have to get this assurance from your healthcare provider. The injury risk in a pregnant woman is high after the pregnancy’s 12thweek completion and this is because the fetus is no longer protected by your pelvis.

There may be possibilities that you feel everything is alright, but in case you notice varying symptoms after a car crash such as:

  • Face or fingers swelling
  • Change in baby’s movement
  • Dizziness
  • Continuous vomiting suddenly
  • Severe headache
  • Unusual bleeding or vaginal discharge
  • Pain in abdomen or shoulders
  • Chills or fever

These symptoms experienced after the car crash means you need an emergency checkup. You have to file damage claims, insurance reports and also personal injury claims. However, prioritize taking care of your unborn baby. After receiving essential medical care, hire a personal injury lawyer to assist you in the legal issues.

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