How a Car Accident Can Affect Your Pregnancy

Given the risk of being involved in a car accident, a car crash is one of the biggest threats that expecting mothers can face. When the first responders arrive after an accident, they must not only make sure that you are okay but must also check to make sure that your baby is okay. If you decide to pursue legal action against the other driver, whether or not your child was injured will affect your case.

Know the Signs that Something Is Wrong

You may be able to determine if something is wrong by considering whether there is a change in the movement of your unborn child, contractions, abdominal pain, or vaginal bleeding. But even if you do not experience any symptoms and do not think you're injured yourself, you should always see a doctor after you are involved in a car accident. 

For example, if you experience distress after the accident, you are more likely to have an adverse outcome with your pregnancy. If you suffer legal damages in any way due to your unborn child being affected by the accident, you will want to speak to a personal injury lawyer promptly. 

Medical Emergencies

When you are pregnant, you are more likely to be sent to an emergency room than if you were not pregnant. This has to do with how pregnancy affects your body and how it functions. Therefore, you'll want to make sure that you're okay and will then want to get in contact with a personal injury lawyer.

After an accident, you may find yourself unable to work when you may have previously been working during your pregnancy. You might be entitled to compensation for lost wages.

When a Miscarriage Might Occur

A car accident can lead to a miscarriage. The miscarriage might happen immediately after the accident or even weeks later. A car accident can also lead to a separation of the fetus and the placenta and can lead to the fetus being born prematurely. 

If your unborn child experiences any negative health outcomes, you may be able to seek compensation for the damages you have suffered. An attorney will help you calculate damages and you will then be able to seek compensation from the driver's insurance provider if you are able to prove negligence. To learn more about your case and options, contact a personal injury attorney near you today. They'll be able to answer your questions.