Q I was in a car crash while I was pregnant. I felt fine after the accident, but now I feel like I’m getting sick. Could the accident have caused this?
Many pregnant women have walked away from a New Jersey car accident thankful that they were not seriously hurt in the crash. However, injury symptoms will often show a few days later, after the shock has worn off—and that includes injury to your baby.
Your baby’s health could have been affected by the crash if you experience:
- Dizzy spells, light-headedness, or fainting
- Pain in the abdomen or lower back
- Excessive vaginal bleeding or other discharge
- Persistent headaches or vision changes
- Nausea or vomiting that has worsened since the accident
- Pain while urinating or defecating
- Fever, sweating, or chills
- Noticeable swelling in the face, hands, and feet since the accident
- Any changes in the frequency of the baby’s movements
If you were hurt in a car accident while pregnant, you should seek a doctor’s advice immediately. Even if you don’t believe you suffered any physical trauma, the emotional distress of a car crash can bring on early labor, leading to low birth-weight and immune system complications in the infant. Hospitals are able to assess your baby’s health with fetal monitoring systems, and can detect problems that a routine checkup can overlook.
At Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr., we know that the health of your baby is your number-one priority. That’s why we work to protect you and your family by getting you get the compensation you deserve after an accident. To find out how we can help you, contact our law team today at (877) 360-0183 or simply fill out the form on this page to get started on your FREE case evaluation.