Pregnant in a car crash? Advice from a Dallas accident Lawyer.
This week, a Texas resident filed a personal injury lawsuit after she lost her unborn baby in the wake of a rear-end accident on Palmer Highway in Texas City. Such accidents should make us take a closer look at what you should do if you are pregnant and involved in a car accident.
The womb has evolved over millions of years to protect unborn babies from trauma – but a significant impact, such as one caused by a car accident, can cause complications that may result in a miscarriage. The most common complication for pregnant mothers injured in car accidents is placental abruption, when the placenta tears from the uterine wall. In some cases, abruptions won’t be immediately noticeable.
Go to the hospital, even for a fender-bender.
Emergency medical professionals agree: if you are pregnant and involved in even the most minor car accident, it is best to go to the emergency room and speak to a doctor, regardless of whether you are feeling pain or exhibiting symptoms. At the hospital, you will likely undergo an ultrasound and other examinations that will determine whether or not you or your baby needs further treatment. You may also be held for observation. If there is a chance that your blood has mixed with your baby’s blood, you may require a shot of Rh immunoglobulin if you are Rh-negative.
After your visit, stay vigilant and look for symptoms.
It can take several days to feel the full effects of a car accident, and a placental abruption could not become apparent until days after the crash. Be aware of any early contractions, abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, or a change in the baby’s movements. If you notice any symptoms or changes, call your doctor or visit an emergency room immediately.
A miscarriage can be a traumatic event-and a miscarriage caused by an negligent accident can be even more difficult. If you have suffered the loss of your unborn baby in a traffic accident, call us at 1-877-405-4313 for a free discussion on how we may be able to help you seek justice.
Speak With a Dallas Auto Accident Lawyer For Free
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.