While car accidents can be frightening under normal circumstances, they can be even more terrifying if you are expecting. To make matters worse, it may be challenging to tell if your unborn child suffered any injuries. If you are driving while pregnant, it is essential to understand what steps to take after an accident to protect your safety and your baby’s health.
At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, our attorneys have over a century of combined experience helping pregnant car accident victims navigate the aftermaths of their car accidents in Florida. We are committed to advocating aggressively for our client’s rights and interests as we pursue the maximum amount of compensation available on their behalf. When you retain our services, you can rest assured that your case is in capable and compassionate hands.
Steps to Take if You Are in a Car Crash While Pregnant
While the aftermath of a car accident can be disorienting, the steps you take in these critical moments are essential to protecting your safety and the safety of your unborn child. If you are expecting, familiarize yourself with the steps below so you can act quickly in the event of an accident.
If the accident is severe, it is essential to call emergency services as soon as possible. In addition to calling an ambulance to the scene, police officers will also be dispatched to investigate the accident and file a report. If the accident is not severe, it is still in your best interest to alert the police via their non-emergency line so they can document the details of your accident.
Explain That You Are Pregnant
When explaining the accident to first responders or medical professionals, be sure to mention that you are expecting. Emergency personnel may follow different procedures if you are pregnant to protect your health. Additionally, your pregnancy may limit the types of medications they can give you.
Seek Medical Attention as Soon as Possible
Victims of severe injuries will likely be transported to the hospital right away. Even if it was only a fender-bender, you should still schedule an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible to ensure that you and your baby are uninjured. Some symptoms that may indicate fetal trauma include the following:
- Abdominal pain
- Bleeding or spotting
- Dizziness or loss of consciousness
- Changes in the baby’s movement patterns
- Frequent vomiting
- Severe headaches
- Swelling of your face or fingers
In some cases, these symptoms may not appear until days or weeks after your accident. Seeking medical attention as soon as possible can help your doctor respond quickly to any injuries and protect your unborn child’s health.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney
Car accident injuries can cause extreme physical, emotional, and financial distress, especially if your baby was impacted by the accident. If you have suffered injuries in a car accident while pregnant, you deserve to be fully compensated for your accident-related losses. At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, our experienced attorneys can help you pursue justice for your injuries and support your claim in the following ways:
- Thoroughly investigating every detail of your accident
- Collecting evidence to establish liability
- Negotiating with all parties on your behalf
- Filing paperwork correctly and on time
- Advocating for your rights and interests before and during trial
- Answering your legal questions
- Keeping you updated on the status of your case
Our attorneys pride themselves on taking a personalized approach to every case to ensure each of our client’s unique needs are addressed.
Consult With a Highly-Qualified Car Accident Attorney at Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis
The talented attorneys at Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis are committed to helping pregnant accident victims in Florida hold negligent parties fully accountable for the losses they caused. We understand how frightening the aftermath of a car accident can be and aim to take the stress off your shoulders so you can focus 100% of your energy on your healing and recovery. We have a proven track record of successfully protecting our client’s rights and interests as we fight for the maximum amount of compensation available on their behalf. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team, call us today at (407) 843-7060 Or complete our contact form.