Someone else’s negligence causing a pregnant woman to lose her baby in a car accident is one of the most devastating things anyone can imagine. There are many causes of traumatic fetal death, including traffic accidents, among pregnant women. A Nevada car crash is also a major cause of bodily injury and death among pregnant women.
A miscarriage or injury to your child caused by a car accident can affect your ability to claim compensation. If you are pregnant and were involved in a car accident, your settlement amount might be impacted. This is the reason we advise all our clients to contact our traffic accident lawyers for a consultation.
According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, 51,664 accidents occurred in Nevada in 2010, of which 32,754 caused property damage and 18,675 caused injuries. We reported 235 deaths in that year, which means that there were more deaths in 2019 than ten years prior.
Complications of Pregnancy in a Nevada Car Crash:
An expecting mother who has been involved in a car accident can be concerned about miscarriage due to the emotional strain this can cause. However, the risk of miscarriage is not the only complication a pregnant mother might experience in a car accident. There are various other complications including:
- Fetal trauma
- Fetal brain injury
- Premature birth
- Placental abruption
- Injury to shared maternal-fetal organs
- Birth defects
- Death from the injury or shock
Essentially, you can seek compensation for both your financial and non-financial damages if you can prove that there was negligence or wrongdoing on the part of the defendant which caused the crash. Along with certain injuries sustained in a car accident, a pregnant woman may also experience complications during pregnancy.
See a Doctor Immediately:
After a Nevada car crash, it is likely that you may not feel endangered; however, you should visit the emergency room right away or see your doctor in order to have a trauma check-up making sure you and your baby are safe and sound. Assume your baby has escaped major injuries if only minor injuries are listed on your report.
What Damages Can a Pregnant Woman Recover After a Crash?
In general, the amount of compensation that can be recovered by pregnant victims of traffic accidents can be divided into economic and non-economic damages.
Medical expenses, monetary cash outflows, and any other associated costs related to your recovery due to the accident are termed economic damages. A pregnant woman can sustain economic damages by:
- Medical expenses incurred by a pregnant woman who has sustained bodily injuries
- Tests to evaluate the health of the pregnant woman and the unborn child along with the cost of such tests
- In the case of a pregnant woman injured in an accident, the expenses related to specialized care are substantial
- During the convalescence of a pregnant woman, the individual forgoes the opportunity to earn because she is unable to work
- In case of emergency, the cost of cesarean delivery after the accident
- A birth defect or other condition may result in long-term medical expenses
The claim for reimbursement of non-economic damages can also be made by pregnant women who have suffered losses due to the recklessness of a third party on the road. Besides monetary damages, which are easily quantifiable, they may also be entitled to compensation for non-pecuniary damages.
In an accident involving a pregnant woman, the following kinds of uneconomic damages may be available for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Stress and anxiety of the pregnant mother
A pregnant woman involved in a traffic accident can experience greater psychological and emotional distress, anxiety, stress, depression, and discomfort than a non-pregnant person. At the time of seeking compensation, the fact that you were pregnant can significantly enhance the chances of your success.
Consider the Following Factors When Settling:
Pregnancy is a complicated issue that adds to the complexity of personal injury lawsuits, which can result in additional legal issues for you and your unborn child. A fair amount will vary depending on the specifics of the case. It is difficult to provide an average amount of compensation.
While we understand that pregnancy complications and miscarriage can impact settlements and settlement amounts, we can assist you if you have been injured in a Nevada car crash while being pregnant. We will work hard to resolve your case as quickly as possible.