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Northglenn Car Accident Attorneys for Pregnant Women

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When an expectant mother is involved in a car accident, her actions immediately following that accident are crucial to the care, treatment, and prognosis of herself and her unborn child.

Special observation and attention from your doctor or OBGYN is necessary following an automobile accident to help prevent or mitigate any increased risk of complications. Your physician will be able to provide you with customized care specially designed for your pregnant state, and tell you which traditional therapies you may need to avoid.

Car accidents of any severity can present risks to an expectant mother. Among those risks, the more serious types include:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Pre-term labor
  • Miscarriage
  • Birth defects
  • Creating a high-risk pregnancy that did not exist prior to the accident

Mental anguish including stress and other forms of emotional duress are among the less readily noticeable risks. This can result from the trauma of the accident or the long-term anguish brought on by birth complications, or, worst case scenario, the loss of a child. These kinds of emotional duress merit legal help for the mother and her unborn child.

Abnormal Pregnancy Symptoms Following a Car Accident

Every expectant mother should see her physician if she has been involved in any type of car accident. However, you should call your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms in the hours, days, weeks, or months subsequent to a car accident:

  • Swelling of your face or fingers
  • Acute and/or persistent headaches
  • Fever or chills
  • Vertigo or faintness
  • Pain in your abdomen or shoulders
  • Vomiting not associated with morning sickness
  • Noticeable difference in the strength or frequency of your baby’s movements
  • Urgent or painful urination
  • Spotting or vaginal bleeding
  • Fluid leakage or increased vaginal discharge

High-Risk Pregnancy

Any kind of injury suffered by the fetus or expectant mother can result in an increased chance of health complications, or a high-risk pregnancy. Car accidents can substantially contribute to a woman’s chances of having a high-risk pregnancy.

Even in instances where no physical contact was made, it is possible for the fetus to suffer severe injuries. A type of injury known as a contra-coup injury can result after any quick stopping motion. This happens when a shock or concussion is caused by a blow or some other injury, in a part of the body opposing the region where the blow is received. This can cause disorganization or rupture of the affected parts.

Following even a minor fender bender, you should visit your doctor so that any problems that may arise can be detected quickly.

Contact Our Experienced Northglenn Car Accident Lawyers

The Northglenn, CO Vehicle Accident Attorneys at Hull & Zimmerman, P.C.If you or someone you love is pregnant and has been injured in a car accident in Broomfield, Northglenn, Westminster, Thornton, or anywhere in Colorado, it is important to contact our Northglenn car accident attorneys for pregnant women immediately. At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., our committed personal injury lawyers are dedicated to the belief that everyone deserves justice. Contact us at (303) 423-1770 or (866) 385-3505.

Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience representing injured accident victims in Broomfield, Arvada, Superior, Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Brighton, Commerce City, Northglenn, Westminster, Thornton, Longmont, and throughout Colorado.

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