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Protecting yourself and your baby after a wreck

On Behalf of | Jun 23, 2023 | Blog, Personal Injury

If you are pregnant, any incident that results in an injury to yourself may also result in an injury to your fetus. In the event that you or your fetus is injured in a car accident while traveling in New Jersey, you may be entitled to compensation for any damages incurred to treat those injuries.

Minor injuries can harm an unborn child

After a car accident, you may experience little more than cuts, scrapes or general soreness. However, if the crash causes a placental abruption, the baby could be at serious risk of dying. Ideally, you will seek medical treatment after a wreck even if you aren’t pregnant. If you are carrying a child, it’s even more important to do so to ensure that there is nothing wrong with the baby that could impact its health or yours.

Pay attention to your mental health

You may feel a range of emotions after a vehicle accident whether you are pregnant or not. However, if your baby is hurt or killed in a crash, you may feel negative emotions such as sadness and guilt. Mental health professionals can work with you to process your emotions and ensure that you are able to live a productive life for yourself and other children you may have. By taking care of yourself, you have a greater ability to be there for your kids or others who may be grieving the loss of an unborn child.

If you or your fetus are injured in a car crash, you may have grounds to take legal action against the party liable for it. Photo evidence, video footage and witness statements and other evidence may be used to prove that another party was liable for the wreck and for any losses that you incurred.

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