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Accidents While Pregnant - St. Louis Automobile Wreck Law Firm

by Christopher Hoffmann on Jun. 07, 2016

Accident & Injury Accident & Injury  Car Accident Accident & Injury  Wrongful Death 

Summary: Being involved in any kind of automobile accident is frightening, but especially if you are pregnant.




Automobile accidents undoubtedly cause much stress. They often result in injuries and damage to your car. Car accidents are even more frightening when they involve a woman who is pregnant, as there is a possibility of injury to the unborn child.

If you are pregnant and have been involved in a St. Louis automobile accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Getting medically evaluated is essential, even if the accident was minor.

Risks Involved


There have been a number of studies that show how being in a car accident while pregnant can lead to a high-risk pregnancy. What a woman does immediately following an auto accident can determine the future health and well-being of not only herself, but also her unborn child. Even a slight fender bender or low-speed accident can result in injury. If the soon-to-be mother already has a high-risk pregnancy, even a seemingly minor accident can result in additional complications.

Some pregnancy complications that can result from being involved in an accident include:

  • Emergency Caesarian Section
  • Preterm Birth
  • Premature Rupture and Membranes
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Placental Abruption
  • Miscarriage

Coping With the Loss of a Baby After an Accident


Losing a child is incredibly painful. At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. we understand how overwhelming these feelings are and have years of experience handling these delicate cases. We provide free and private consultations for grieving parents.

We aggressively pursue anyone who was responsible for your child's injuries or death. While we understand that no amount of money could ever compensate you for what you have experienced, we do believe you should not be held responsible for the cost of another person's negligence. We can help you get compensated for medical care, both past and present.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a St. Louis automobile accident while pregnant, get in touch with an experienced attorney at our law firm today. Call (314) 361-4242 today.

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