What to Do If You’re Injured in a Car Accident While Pregnant | Colorado Springs Injury Lawyers
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Car accidents are scary enough, but when you are pregnant, there is another layer of concern added to the already stressful situation. As an expecting mother, car accidents may even be one of your biggest fears.
A pregnant car crash victim must be concerned not only with her own health but also with the health of her unborn child. The impact of a motor vehicle crash can have many consequences on a pregnancy, some of which may not be apparent until much further along in the pregnancy or after childbirth.
If you or your unborn child suffered injuries from a car accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer in Colorado Springs.
What to Do After a Car Accident
The actions you take immediately after a car accident are important for the health and safety of yourself and your unborn child. It is important in any car accident to remain as calm as possible after the accident, as well as to observe the following steps.
Call Emergency Services
If the accident is serious, call 9-1-1 right away to ensure that you receive immediate help. This is especially true if you have any pain in your abdomen, vaginal bleeding, loss of consciousness, or any type of fluid leaking from your vagina.
Seek Medical Attention
If you are in an accident while you are pregnant, it is extremely important to seek medical attention right away. Even if the accident was just a small fender-bender, you should still go to the doctor so they can examine you.
No matter how far along you are, it is a good idea to get checked out and make sure everything is fine. Depending on the severity of the accident, the jolt could cause the placenta to separate from the uterine lining. This is referred to as placental abruptionon, which can lead to such complications as a miscarriage or premature delivery. Signs and symptoms of this may not be obvious, which is why it is imperative to go to the doctor right after the accident.
Continue to Monitor Your Health
After you leave the hospital or doctor’s office, be sure to watch for any additional signs or symptoms that occur in the days following the accident. Don’t ignore any signs or symptoms, because you can experience the effects of a car accident up to seven days after it happens.
A high-risk pregnancy, which is a pregnancy that may have additional health complications, is also a concern following an accident. If you suffer an injury during pregnancy, there is a greater chance that your pregnancy may become high-risk. Your doctor should closely monitor your pregnancy following a car accident in order to identify any problems as soon as possible.
Emergency Contact List
It is a good idea to keep a list of emergency contacts in your glove compartment. This list should include the name and number of your doctor. You can also include your due date and any allergies you have. This will help the first responders contact your doctor and make them aware of the accident.
Our Colorado Springs Car Accident Lawyers Can Help
At Zinda Law Group, our Colorado Springs accident attorneys have helped thousands of crash victims get their lives back on track after suffering an injury. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you build the strongest claim possible and pursue maximum compensation for hospital bills, future medical costs, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering, and much more.
Our firm also believes an injury victim should never have to worry about being able to afford excellent legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.
If you have been injured in a car accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with one of our experienced car accident lawyers in Colorado Springs.
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