Fetal Death From Car Accident
It goes without saying that car accidents can cause traumatic, life changing injuries in the blink of an eye. However there may be nothing more traumatic than losing an unborn child due to injuries sustained during a car accident – especially if you were not at fault for the accident. In such a devastating situation, no amount of money can restore what has been lost, but the personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP are prepared to win you justice and hold whoever is responsible accountable.
When a child is growing inside of the womb, it is in an incredibly fragile and delicate state – completely dependent on its mother for safety, nourishment and livelihood until it matures enough to be born as an infant. As anybody who has ever been pregnant or helped somebody through a pregnancy knows, there are no shortage of complications and problems which can seriously affect the growing child.
However a mother can only control so much, and since there are over 15,000 automobile accidents every year in the United States, the risk of driving is an unfortunately high one which virtually no mother can avoid – and navigating through the congested metropolitan centers of Boston, Cambridge and its surrounding areas to get to prenatal appointments is anything but risk free.
In some cases, a car accident may cause external and internal injuries which are incredibly dangerous to a fetus, such as internal hemorrhaging and jostling of the child, potentially causing having serious implications for both the mother and the child.
In more severe cases, the placenta – the organ which provides nourishment and protection to the fetus via the umbilical cord – may be severed through the traumatic impact of a car accident. Should this occur, the fetus is in serious danger and could perish as a result. A majority of fetal deaths occur because of this complication, and it can not only happen from a serious accident, but also from a lower speed impact as well.
If you have been involved in a car accident that resulted in major complications to, or even the tragic loss of your unborn child, it is imperative to hire a personal injury attorney that can not only empathize with what you’re going through, but also be a tireless advocate on your behalf in order to help get you the financial compensation you need to pay medical expenses and make any arrangements that you need.
At Altman & Altman, we have over 50 years of experience ascertaining who is at fault in personal injury situations and subsequently pursuing settlements and positive verdicts in the courtroom on behalf of our clients. If the person who crashed into you was negligently texting while driving, driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or was otherwise distracted, we will make sure they are held accountable under the letter of the law.
Having a baby should be one of the most joyous times of your life, and having that taken away by somebody else through no fault of your own is something that nobody should have to experience. Anybody going through such a situation should never have to fight with insurance companies, or deal with another driver who is insisting that they are not culpable for the accident, possibly threatening to take the matter in court. Somebody in this situation needs a competent and experienced teammate, well versed in the law.
This is what we offer at Altman & Altman LLP. We will provide a free consultation to go over the details of your case, and provide you options with what steps to take next.
Call today at 617.492.3000 or toll-free at 800.481.6199. We are available 24/7.