Premature Labor After a Car Accident Lawsuit
Premature Labor After a Car Accident
Car accidents can happen to anyone – including pregnant women. They can occur at any point during the pregnancy and can result in significant harm to the women and possibly to the fetus as well. In some cases, car accidents can result in premature labor.
Were you involved in a car accident while you were pregnant? Did the accident result in a premature labor? Did the incident result in injuries in which the only safe choice was to induce labor? Were there fetal injuries as a result of the incident? If so, you might have grounds to file a lawsuit and potentially recover monetary compensation.
To learn more about your right to pursue a claim after your car accident, you should seek legal assistance with a lawyer with experience in these cases as soon as possible. Our induced labor car caused by car accident lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and guide you every step of the way towards filing your claim and recovering the compensation that you are owed.
You can trust the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group to provide you with the guidance that you need to win. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of auto accident claims, including those arising from premature labor caused by car accidents. Contact the experts at our firm immediately.
Car Accidents and Other Vehicular Accidents
Without a doubt, car accidents involving pregnant women can have devastating outcomes, including premature labor. However, premature labor can occur as a result of any sort of vehicular accident, including but not limited to the following:
- Car accidents
- Uber accidents
- Lyft accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Train accidents
Any sort of motor vehicle accident can potentially lead to premature labor. Regardless of the type of incident suffered, victims could potentially file induced/premature labor accident lawsuits.
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The Risk of Premature or Induced Labor
Unfortunately, any car accident can result in significant harm to pregnant drivers or pregnant passengers. If any of the following occur, induced or premature birth is likely:
- There were severe abdominal injuries, like a punctured uterus or any other puncture in the abdominal area.
- There was significant stress as a result of the incident.
- There was cardiac arrest.
- There was severe movement of the woman’s body, resulting in injuries to the fetus (e.g., shaken baby syndrome).
- There was trauma to the fetus (to the brain or body) due to the incident.
If your auto accident, including a car accident, rideshare accident, truck accident, bus accident, or train accident, resulted in a premature birth or induced labor, you should explore the legal options available to you immediately – you could be eligible to file a premature labor or induced labor motor vehicle accident lawsuit.
Can I Sue?
Do I have a case? Do I have the right to file a lawsuit if a car accident resulted in premature or induced labor? Yes, you could have grounds to file a lawsuit. Your right to file a lawsuit after a car accident, in general, is based on the duty of care that all drivers have towards other parties on the road, including other drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians. If drivers act recklessly while behind the wheel and contribute to an accident, they could be liable for the harm that victims suffer – this includes the harm that pregnant victims may suffer.
Without a doubt, you could sue for the harm that you suffered as a result of an auto accident. If the accident resulted in premature labor, you could definitely file a claim. If the induction or labor or premature labor harmed your child (i.e., caused birth defects or disabilities), you could also pursue a claim. You could also sue for the hardships that you suffered due to worrying about your pregnancy after the accident.
It is important to note that your right to sue for any harm to the fetus will be based on the fact that the fetus and the pregnancy were completely healthy prior to the accident. Claimants can typically prove this through their OB/GYN records.
What Can I Recover?
Can I get recovery if a car accident resulted in a premature labor? Yes, you could be eligible to recover monetary compensation if an auto accident induces labor. What could you recover? Although the type of compensation that you could receive will vary based on the details surrounding your claim, you could recover compensation for some of the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Property damages
- Punitive damages
- Legal expenses
In cases in which there is premature labor or harm to a fetus, pain and suffering is a major component to the value of the case. That is, the emotional and mental suffering and stress that the mother experienced as a result of the incident is valued very highly.
What is the average settlement value of these cases? How much are these cases worth if they are successful? Car accident claims, in general, can range from $150,000 to $300,000. If the car accident led to a premature birth or induced birth, the value of the claim is likely to increase. The value of the claim will increase even more if the premature or induced birth ultimately harmed the infant. These cases can be worth upwards of $500,000.
If you would like to learn more about the potential value of your claim, what you could be awarded, and the typical average value of claims similar to yours, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Besides providing you with all the information that you need to understand the value of your claim, our lawyers are ready to aggressively fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim.
Other Personal Injury Accidents Can Also Lead to Premature Births and Induced Labor
Any incident involving a pregnant woman can potentially lead to premature or induced labor. Even something as simple as falling down can cause serious issues.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip hazards at any property, including stores, offices, parking lots, etc., can cause pregnant women to slip and fall. If slip and falls occur, the property owners could be liable – and you could sue.
Trip and Fall Accidents
Trip hazards, such as potholes, broken flooring, blocked walkways, etc., at any property can cause pregnant women to trip and fall. The property owner could be liable for any trip and fall incident and any harm resulting from the incident, meaning that you could sue.
Any dangerous condition in the workplace could result in an incident. Because pregnancy leave is often so limited, pregnant women work until they are physically unable to anymore, which means that they are at risk of workplace accidents. If the negligence of your employer contributed to your workplace accident, you could sue your employer.
No matter the type of incident that you suffered, you should be aware of your right to sue. If you are ever unsure of your rights in any situation, it is important that you seek legal assistance immediately.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Are you in need of legal assistance? If so, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a law firm with experience in these cases, and our experts are ready to help you. If you are in need of a lawyer with experience in these cases, contact us immediately. Our injury attorneys are ready to evaluate your case, guide you every step of the way, and help you recover the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today if you are ready to start your claim.
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