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The Dangers Of Auto Accidents For Expecting Mothers

Auto accidents are one of the scariest things that can happen to anyone living in Port Charlotte. However, they can be truly devastating for expecting mothers. When you are pregnant, you are not just worried about your own safety, but the health and safety of your unborn baby. Florida law protects mothers and unborn babies in the case of auto accidents. So if you find yourself in an accident, it’s important to know what to do to keep you and your baby protected.

See A Doctor Immediately

Even if you are just in a small fender bender, it is crucial you see your doctor immediately after a car accident. Unfortunately, when a baby is injured, it’s not always apparent immediately. You will need to have a full set of diagnostic tests to ensure they are okay. There are a lot of fetal health complications that can follow an accident, including:

● Head or brain trauma
● Placenta abruption
● Uterine rupture
● Coup and contrecoup injuries
● Infection
● Fetal injuries like internal bleeding
● Miscarriage, premature birth, or stillbirth

Further, after your accident, you will need to monitor your overall health for signs of medical issues. Look out for:

● Loss of consciousness
● Dizziness or blurred vision
● Headaches or migraines
● Balance issues and vertigo
● Internal pain
● Swelling or inflammation
● Nausea or vomiting

If you show any of these symptoms or experience any other unusual symptoms, see a physician immediately. This cannot be understated.

What To Do Following The Accident

After you have sought medical care, there are some steps you will need to take to protect your rights. First, you will file a police report with details of the accident. Next, you will need to contact your insurance company and let them know that you’ve been in an accident and that you are expecting. Make sure to just stick to the details of the accident and do not admit any fault. Next, you will need to contact a knowledgeable auto accident attorney who can review your case and let you know your legal options. Finally, you will need to start documenting everything about the accident and your life after. We recommend starting a file where you can keep all your records and to start journaling daily. This will all help you if you need to pursue a claim for injuries to you or your unborn child.

Can You File A Claim For Fetal Injury In The State Of Florida?

One of the scariest things in the world is when your unborn child has been injured in an accident. Fortunately, in the state of Florida, the rights of your unborn child are protected by law. If your unborn child is injured in an accident, the driver responsible for the accident is liable for the damages. If your child was lost in the accident, you may have a case for Wrongful Death. Regardless, it is in your best interest to speak with a qualified attorney that can help. Florida state law, especially concerning unborn children, is very complicated and requires a high degree of expertise to keep you protected.

There are very few things scarier than getting into an accident when you are expecting. However, if this happens, just know the understanding, supportive team at All Injuries Law Firm in Port Charlotte is here to help. If you work with us, we’ll take care of everything. We’ll handle all the communication, collect all the required documents, and fight for you and your child. With our help, you can focus on healing and preparing for your future.

Give us a call at 1-941-625-4878 or chat with us online. We’ll be happy to answer any questions and help you understand your legal options going forward for you and your baby.

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