Driving or riding in a vehicle may seem like an everyday task, but it can be risky for pregnant women. If you’re unfortunate and find yourself in an automobile accident while pregnant, there are several unique concerns to consider. In addition to the emotional trauma, there’s the possibility of injuries or complications. The team at Goodman Acker has experience handling automobile accidents involving pregnant women in the Grand Rapids area.
Being in a car accident is a scary thing. Being pregnant can present even more concerns. There are some complications a mom-to-be can experience if they are involved in a car crash, including:
If you find yourself in an accident while pregnant, make sure that you seek medical attention, even if you don’t see any visible injuries to yourself. You should also follow your doctor’s orders, including increased check-ups, additional ultrasounds, and bed rest if ordered.
If you’re involved in a car accident, the number one thing to do is to call 911 to request medical and police assistance. When you are on the phone with the 911 operator, be sure to tell them that you’re pregnant because the EMTs may need to follow a different protocol. After an accident, it’s vital to receive medical attention to ensure that you and the baby are both examined for potential injuries or complications.
Next, arrange to have your vehicle moved to a safe location, if at all possible. You want to avoid any further collisions from happening. Police will help direct traffic around the accident site, call for any tow trucks, and take reports from all drivers involved as well as any witnesses available. This report is essential because you may need it later for an insurance claim. You should also try to get pictures of the damage, the site, and anything other important details about the accident. If there are witnesses, get their contact information, if possible.
Once everything has settled down, you’ll want to file an insurance claim to recover any medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage incurred, depending on the amount of coverage you carry. Michigan is a no-fault state, so you won’t have to negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company. Insurance claims can get complicated quickly, and insurance companies can also deny claims. You may want to contact an attorney to help you out. They will investigate the accident, assess damages, and assign a reasonable amount to a claim, including any expected future expenses.
Serious injuries during pregnancy can be devastating, and emotions will run high. If you suffered injuries or complications due to a car accident while pregnant, contact the team at Goodman Acker. Our attorneys have years of experience handling insurance claims in the Detroit area while providing the claimant with the compassion and representation they deserve. They will work hard to get you compensation for medical bills, lost wages, counseling expenses, as well as pain and suffering. Another consideration is future expected expenses associated with any injuries sustained by your unborn child.
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