New York Car Accidents While Pregnant - Law Offices of Evan W. Kohn

In addition to physical pain and trauma, miscarriage car accident victims suffer psychological distress for years or even the rest of their lives. If you or someone you love has recently been in a car accident while pregnant, you may be entitled to rightful compensation.

Given the complexity of personal injury cases of this nature, however, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced accident lawyer as soon as possible. A skilled injury attorney can quickly review your case, determine if it has merit, and advocate for your rights.

Miscarriage caused by a car accident

Factors such as speed, vehicle type, use of seatbelts, and area of impact ultimately determine the severity of injuries in a crash. In situations where a pregnant woman is involved in a car accident and subsequently has a miscarriage, the crash is almost always at fault. Depending on the nature of the accident, there are numerous injuries to the mother and/or fetus that may result in a miscarriage.

The key to obtaining compensation for such a terrible tragedy is proving that another person’s negligence led to the accident. Some examples of negligent driving include texting and driving, DUI, speeding, and reckless driving.

Injuries that can happen to mother and child

If you are involved in a car accident and believe that you or another person is injured, seek medical attention immediately. Do not attempt to diagnose yourself. Some injuries are not immediately apparent and may take hours or even longer to fully manifest. Types of injuries that can happen to a mother and child in a car crash include:

  • Coup and contrecoup injuries — Coup and contrecoup injuries are common in car accidents. Coup injuries occur when a moving object strikes the head, and contrecoup injuries occur when the head is in motion and strikes a fixed object. These types of movement-related injuries can affect both mother and child.
  • Miscarriage — A miscarriage may occur if the mother goes into cardiac arrest, or if the mother’s stomach or uterus is punctured.
  • Premature birth — Since a car accident puts a tremendous amount of stress on a mother’s body, it may result in a premature birth.
  • Birth defects — A violent car crash may cause a range of different injuries and/or birth defects to a fetus.
  • Placental abruption — This is a very serious injury that occurs when the placenta is partially or completely separated from the uterus before the baby is born. The sudden impact of a car accident can lead to this condition.

When a car accident shatters your life, you deserve justice for yourself and the ones you love. An experienced car accident lawyer Bronx can help you fight for compensation.

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The The Law Offices of Evan W. Kohn provides compassionate guidance to accident victims throughout the Bronx. To discuss your case with a dedicated accident attorney today, call 718-409-5500 or contact us online.   

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