Can a car accident cause a miscarriage?

After the loss of a baby through a miscarriage, women often try to think back and identify possible causes. Usually, there is no known cause. In fact, in Houston and throughout Texas, 10% to 20% of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage and they are most common in the 1st trimester. However, a traumatic event such as a car accident in Houston can cause a miscarriage. In fact, it is estimated that there are 3000 miscarriages caused by car crashes every year. If you have been involved in a catastrophic wreck, call our experienced car accident lawyers in Houston for help today.

How Does a Car Accident Cause a Miscarriage?

Any type of sudden trauma sustained by a pregnant woman can put her in danger of a miscarriage including the sudden stop in a car wreck or the deployment of the airbags.

Usually, the car accident itself causes a condition that can lead to a miscarriage.

One such condition caused by a motor vehicle collision is placental abruption in which the placenta partially or completely separates from the uterus.

This often results in emergency c-section surgery to remove the baby before oxygen gets cut off. Another danger to a pregnant woman in a car accident involves injuries to the fetus itself – whether to the head or other parts of the body.

While injuries to the baby occur in less than 10% of all car accidents involving pregnant women, it is still a serious concern and requires women to get medical attention immediately after an accident.

Car Accident While Pregnant Compensation & Miscarriage Settlements

If you are pregnant and are involved in any car wreck – regardless of how minor – you should seek medical attention immediately to make sure that the baby is not in any type of stress.

We have seen cases where the accident did not cause an immediate miscarriage but after seeking medical care, the doctors decided to take the baby out early.

This presents other issues as a premature birth can also be the result of a crash and depending upon how early the baby is delivered there may or may not be physical repercussions as a result.

You might be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

However, before you make the call, be sure you have sought medical attention for you and/or your baby first. Again, this should be done immediately after the car accident. Don’t wait for physical symptoms to arise after the accident.

Contact Our Houston Car Accident Lawyers For Help

See the doctor first and have the baby checked out to make sure the is no stress or injury.

If you or a loved one suffered physical injuries in a motor vehicle wreck – whether while pregnant or not – contact a Board Certified personal injury attorney and top-rated Houston car accident lawyer at Fleming Law today for a free consultation!

Brendan Fleming - attorney

Brendan received his JD from South Texas College of Law and his MBA from Baylor University. He then began his legal career as in-house counsel for a publicly-traded company, advising on matters such as mergers and acquisitions, securities, compliance, and general corporate transactions. He then worked at a national law firm in which he represented commercial banks, private equity firms, and business owners in complex transactions before joining Fleming Law, Brendan uses his considerable knowledge of business-related matters by working on cases involving business law, real estate law, and contracts. Connect with me on LinkedIn