Having a car accident while you are pregnant is not only terrifying but presents a significant safety risk for the mother-to-be and the unborn child. After a car accident, it is not always possible for the doctors also to figure out if the unborn child was hurt during the car crash or not. It has been observed in many cases that the fetus can sustain serious trauma and injuries even if the mother is barely hurt.
Symptoms You Should Watch Out for After a Car Accident While Pregnant
- Cramps or pain in the pelvic area
- Feeling feverish and chills
- Severe headache
- Losing consciousness during or after the accident
- Swelling on the face
- Blood or some fluid discharge from the vagina
- Vomiting that is not like that in morning sickness
What to do After the Accident?
Here in this blog the lawyers of Siler & Ingber advise you on all the important steps that you should take after you have been in an accident while pregnant:-
- Seeking Medical Help Right Away
If you suffer serious injuries obviously there will be an ambulance taking you to the hospital but if you feel fine and there are no signs of any significant injuries, you should still seek medical help. A thorough medical examination will make sure that you and your baby are doing fine.
- Document the accident scene
After you have been attended to by the doctor you need to document the accident using your phone. Click pictures of the vehicles involved, the present state of the road, injuries you have sustained and the full accident scene.
- Get help from local police and be sure to explain that you are expecting
Call for help from the local police and let them know that you are pregnant. The police and emergency personnel would ensure that the health of an expecting mother is taken care of on priority.
- Save all the medical bills and receipts
Keep saving all the medicine and doctor reports and bills so that they can act as proof of your injuries and financial losses related to the accident. These can be extremely crucial if you pursue a personal injury case after the accident.
- Get in touch with a Car Accident Attorney
After an accident, you only have a very limited window to file a personal lawsuit. To give your lawyer as much time as possible to build a strong case, you need to get in touch as soon after the accident as possible. Getting assistance from an attorney will only ensure that you are able to recover compensation for your injuries that were caused due to someone else’s negligence.
If you have been in a car accident during your pregnancy, know that you have all the right to seek justice and compensation for your injuries that were caused during the crash. Siler & Ingber’s team of lawyers have experience in handling such cases. For a free evaluation or consultation of your case, get in touch today.