Among all of the various potential consequences of a car accident, no consequence is more devastating than the loss of a child. Sadly, unborn fetuses are at high risk in the event of a collision, and several types of maternal injuries can lead to miscarriages in accidents that could – and should – have been avoided.
If you lost your unborn child in a car accident, we offer our deepest condolences. We also want you to know that help is available. By working with an attorney who has specific experience in cases of wrongful death, you can recover financial compensation so that you can begin the process of moving on with your life.
Miscarriages Caused by Car Accidents: What Do Mothers and Fathers Need to Know?
As a parent who has lost a child to a miscarriage caused by a car accident, you are not alone. While study findings vary, estimates put the number of accident-related miscarriages in the range of 3,000 per year. This is a tragic statistic, and while it is unlikely to offer any solace, it is important to understand that people, many people, have been in your situation before.
1. There Is a Path Forward.
Among other things, this means that there is a path forward when it comes to holding the at-fault driver responsible for the consequences of his or her mistake. If your miscarriage was caused by a car accident, an experienced attorney will be able to prove that you are entitled to financial compensation. By working with your doctor and other experts, your attorney can prove that the accident was the cause, and your attorney will be able to calculate just compensation for your family’s economic and non-economic losses.
Of course, no amount of money can truly compensate you for what you have lost. You have lost your unborn child, so your life will never truly be the same. But, holding the at-fault driver responsible can provide much-needed closure, and recovering compensation will help ensure that you and your family have the financial resources you need to cope with your loss.
2. Your Attorney Can Handle Most of the Process for You.
Many people are hesitant to speak with an attorney after a car accident because they don’t want to draw out the process. They want it to be over as quickly as possible, and they do not want to face daily reminders of the losses they have endured. While these concerns are understandable, they are also somewhat misguided. Although it is true that it takes time to recover just compensation, it is also true that your attorney can handle most of the process for you. Your attorney will need to keep you informed and seek your input on occasion; but, for the most part, your attorney can fight for just compensation while you stay focused on your emotional wellbeing.
3. Your First Step is Easy.
With this in mind, your first step is easy. All you need to do is reach out to an attorney who can help you. Many attorneys are extremely good at what they do, and they are also compassionate people who sincerely care about their clients’ cases. At Taos Injury Lawyers, we have attorneys across the country who are ready to assist you. Your initial consultation is free and without obligation, and you will not have to pay any fees or costs unless your attorney secures a settlement or verdict on your family’s behalf.
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If you suffered a miscarriage caused by a car accident and are ready to speak with an attorney, we encourage you to get in touch. To request a confidential initial consultation, submit our online contact form today.